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LATE GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 January 1894
LATE GENERAL NEWS. ' The Governor of Victoria yesterday despatched the following cablegram to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, regarding tho proposed visit o£ tho Duke and Duchess of York : — ' Much regret' their Eoyal Highnesses cannot visit this colony. Would have been greatly delighted could they have done so. Trust that the day is not far distant when the people of Victoria will have the pleasure o? according them a hearty welcome. A Victorian Government expert visited the vine yards of Messrs. M'Mahon and Mann at Bondigo. M'Mahon's vineyard was found badly affected with, phylloxera, and Mann's vineyard was affected to a less extent. Whence the affected vines came is unknown, as the original owner is dead. Phylloxera has now been prcved to exist even in vineyards in the Emu Creek and Axe Creek districts, all the vineyards covering an area of from two to three miles. The Tasmanian Parliament will reassemble early in March. Political parties are fairly even, the Opposition...
Weather Telegrams. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 January 1894
Weather Telegrams. The following are the latest weather reports received at the West Maitland Telegraph Office to-day : — Sydney : South, cloudy. Greta : West, showery. Wfist Maitland : S.S.W., dull ; 40 points rain. ' Newcastle ?. S.VT., fresh, cloudy, like rain ; sea moderate. Singleton : Calm, dull, like raia ; 54 points. Muswellbrook : S.E., like rain ; 131 points. Jerry's Plains : Calm, cloudy ; 13 points. Tamworth : East, cloudy ; 46 points. Manilla : WeBt, cloudy ; 102 points. Warialda : WeBt, cloudy, like rain ; 79 points, Barraba: Calm, overcast; 63 points. Tetman : Calm, fine ; 96 points ; river, 8ft. 6in., falling. Bingara : Calm, cloudy ; 28 points ; river, 3ft. 6in., falling. Nundle : Calm, like rain ; 35 points. Murrurundi : S.E., cloudy ; 35 points. Wee Waa : Calm, fine ; 17 points. Millie : Calm, fine ; 95 points. Boggabri : Calm, cloudy ; 23 points. Gunnedah: Calm, cloudy; 143 points. Werris Cre«!k : Calm, cloudy ; 52 points. Narrabri : S., fine ; 125 points. Moree ...
The Programme of the Government. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 January 1894
The Programme of the Government. A meeting of the Cabinet was held last night, at which the business Hkely to come before Parlia* ment at the ensuing session was discussed, but no determination was arrived at. lb is probable (the Herald says) that his Excellency the Governor will be asked to open Parliament on Wednesday next, but the details of the Governor's speech have not yet been arranged. Ministers are sanguine as to their prospect of holding office. They have, they state, received many assurances of support from members who previously voted against them, and tsome of these promises of support have come from unexpected quarters. Their idea is to proceed witk business as soon as possible. Appar ently they attach very little importance to the threats of the Opposition. The first work to be taken in hand, provided that no motion of censure is moved, will be the restoration to the business paper of some of the important measures that were under consideration last . session, and whi...
LATE NEWS BY CABLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 January 1894
LATE NEWS BY CABLE. The following messages are taken from the Herald :— London, Jan. 9. It is announced in Paris that Marshal Peixoto, Peeident of the Republic of Brazil, has resigned. A meeting of the creditors of the Now Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company Limited, was held in London to-day. A creditors' committee reported to the meeting that powerful counsel's opinion held that the old debenture-holders were unsecured. Mr. Browne, tho committee's solicitor, strongly condemned the manner in which the 1892 debenture stock waa issued. The committee did. not favour the resort to litigation. Sir James FergusBon, chair man of the board of directors, justified the action of the directors. The meeting, which waa noisy, taunted Sir James Fergusson by interjections. It adjourned till the reconstruction scheme has been issued. In moving the Tariff Bill in the United States House of Representatives, Mr. Wilson, Chairman of the Committee of Ways and Means, accused the Republicans of co...
WALCHA. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 January 1894
WALCHA. a. very aucceBstul trial ot the Buckeye reaper and binder took place at Mrs. Jainicson's farm here on Friday in the presence of a fair number of specta tors. The machine did its work in a wonderfully clean and workmanlike manner, although tried in a somewhat unfavourable paddock ; and aftor their experience of the usual slow process of harvesting and haymaking, the farmers present were well pleased at the rapid cutting out of the small pad dock first operated upon. In purchasing this and other agricultural machinery Mrs. Jamieson ia setting a good example, as it is apparent to all thinking men that if the district is to remain a solvent portion of the colony cultivation must take a leading part in all holdings, and the few severe lessons received of late are likelv to cause land owners to balance in their minds the ultimate benefits of cultivation, industry, and prosperity as againBt wool, indolence, and bankruptcy. A meeting of the P. and A. Association was held at the Secr...
KAYUGA. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 January 1894
KAYUGA. Tour correspondent having been invited to a social which was held at the residence of Mrs. ThoB. Guy, jun., in commemoration of her son's birth day, now takes the liberty of sending you a few lines in hope of setting space in your valuable journal. Several invitations having been sent out, and in response some 30 couples turned up. The rooms (4) were beautifully decorated, and I must say presented a beautiful appearance. Dancing commenced at 8 and never ceased until 12 o'clock, when refreshments became the order, which, in justice to Mrs. Guy, caterer, I musfc say could not be surpassed, in fact the tables fairly groaned with the aoundant supply of edibles and fruit, &c. After doing full justice to the goods things pro vided dancing was again commenced and kept up till daylight. The ladies were tastefully attired, and in some instances wore real ballroom dresses. I will not attempt to pick the belle ere I get into trouble, suffice it to say they all looked charming. ...
Maitland Civilian Rifle Club. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 January 1894
Maitland Civilian Rifle Club. Following are the scores in the third' competition held on Saturday last, and as yet incomplete : — 500 600 H'cap. Tetal T. Silk ? 28 ... 26 ... 10 ... 62* A. Burg ? 32 ... 29 ... — ... 61 G'. Norman ? 25 ... 27 ... 9 ... 61 P. Clay ? 29 ... 26 ... 1 ... 56 C. J. H. King ? 29 ... 22 ... — ... 51 T. Dimmoclt ? 23 ... 21 ... 6 ... 50 W. Gill ? 24 ... 21 ... 4 ... 49 *Handicap limit, 62.
ECHOES OF SPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 January 1894
ECHOES OP SPOET. Mr. C. B. Lowe, in a chatty letter to a contem porary, moralises somewhat on the loose conduct of racing in America as compared with Australia, and tells the following rather good story : —The Presi dent of the California Club ('King Williams' he is called) sold his string of nags lately because the papers had commented on the lenient treatment of his horses in handicaps. He got up in the auction box and made a speech to the effect that so far from being let in lightly, he had on three occasions gone through the handicaps before being declared, and had made the handicapper raise the weight on his own animals each time because he considered them too ' well in.' On the same principle it was presumed that he pulled the weight off when h« thought it a bar to his winning. Up to the present the Undine stable has strangely enough won the most money, notwithstanding his dis interested efforts to weight himself out of races. He finally wound up by saying that his trainer, Ke...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 January 1894
We envy neither the men nor women who can not speak of a fellow-creature out of their own circle nor to anybody without the formality of aa introduction. There is no computing the amount of profit aB well as pleasure such persons lose by hedging themselves in with this stupid fence of fastidiousness. We have alwoys found more of this feeling among persons who wero touchy on their social position than among those self-respecting persons who thought nothing about it, says the New York Ledger. A great deal of intelligence iB floating round the world without being labeled, and those men or women who have tho good sense to recognise this fact and act upon it, not only are edncating themselves, but conferring that pleasure which we are all bound by the common ties of humanity to exchange with each other. It seems to us that it is only the snob and pretender who takes a different view of this queBtioai
A THREATENING DANGER.—THE DUTY OF PATRIOTIC AUSTRALIANS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 January 1894
i. THREATENING DANGER.— THE DUTY OF PATRIOTIC AUSTRALIANS. Sie, — It becomes more manifest that a supreme issue at the next general elections will be land taxa tion. For some mysterious reason, many of our more prominent politicians have formally identified themselves with the lonely disciples of Henry George, and discovered virtue in the discredited doc trines of the American philosopher. When the fore most living prophet of land confiscation was among us a few years ago these politicians rejected his teachings as pernicious and untenable in a colony like ours, where real estate is held by those who won it by hard cash payments and still harder pioneering. A change, however, has recently come over the scene, and these gentlemen are saturating their minds with the ideas of Henry George, and endeavouring to delude others into the acceptance of such principles. They have either been honestly persuaded to recast their views on the queation or they have capriciously forsaken their convi...
LOCAL OPTION AND COMPENSATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 January 1894
LOCAL OPTION AND COMPENSATION. Sie, — Permit me to bring before your readers a question of deep importance. The Liquor Traffic Local Option Bill would give power to electors in every electorate to reduce the number of licenses to sell liquor, or to veto all; but compensation is de manded, and to the extent of £7,000,000, as a total, as far as I can estimate. The following reasons will show that to pay any compensation would be unjust to the people of this country : — 1. Because all licenses to sell intoxicating drink are tor one year, ana no longer, xz is not proposed to interfere with any license whether wholesale or retail during its currency. The non-renewal alone would be affected. If the owner of a house were to refuse to renew a tenant's lease when it expired, what claim would the tenant haTe for compensa tion? None! nor has a publican any for the non-renewal of his license. 2. The Liquor Traffic Local Option Bill proposes to allow polls only during the first four months of th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 January 1894
'Ill illii! illf Mot ice to Advertisers. ALL ALTERATIONS for Standing Advertise ments in the Weekly Mercury MUST in future BE LODGED IN THIS OFFICE NOT LATEB THAN SIX O'CLOCK on the EVENING OF WEDNESDAY. Alterations coming to hand after the time named will be held over till the following week. .ADVERTISEMENTS also intend^ for the Weekly Mercury MUST BE IN THE OFFICE NOT LATER THAN TWELVE O'CLOCK ON FEIDAY or their insertion cannot be guaranteed. * TUCKER, GILLIES,, & THOMPSON, Mercury Office, Proprietors, Maitland. . . ?' . . '
LATEST MARKET NEWS. [FROM THE PRESS TELEGRAPH ASSOCIATION.] SYDNEY MARKETS. Sydney, Wednesday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 January 1894
LATEST MARKET HEWS. [From the Press Telegraph Association;] SYDNEY B3ARKETS. Sydney, Wednesday afternoon. Business is steady and a number of alterations have been recorded. Flour is quiet j roller sold afc £8 12s 6d to £8 15s; new at £8 5s to £8 10b. Wheat, new milling sold at 3s 2d ; chickwheat, 3a ldj bran, firmer, 7-Jd; pollard, firmer, 9£d, good demand ; maize, prime very scarce, worth 3s 8d to 3s 9d, medium 3s 3d to 3s 5d ; oats, prime bright feed 2b 6d to 2s 7d ; chaff, very scarce, best £8 15a to £4, other sorts from 3s ; barley, Cape 2s lid; luoerne, Hunter Eiver inferior £1 la to £2 5s, prime £2 10a to £S ; hay, looal oaten bnndles, £3 to £3 10s ; onions, \ easier, prime to £&; potatoes! firmer— Clarence Eiver prime £3 4s, Hunter Eiver £3 3s to £5 6s, Warrnambool £A 10s ; straw— prime local bundle £2, derrick-pressed £2 5s. Butter, steady ? creamery and best brands factory 8Jd, factory 83, dairy 6d to 7d ; bacon, firm— hand-cured 6£d to7d-' machine-carod 5Jd to 6£d,...
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. THE BOROUGH COUNCIL'S FINANCES. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 January 1894
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. THE BOROUGH COUNCIL'S FINANCES. Sir, — Your issue of Gth instant contains a report of the meeting of our Borough Council on the previous evening. It certainly is a report worthy of the attention of all concerned. Our worthy Mayor and aldermen must have a very anxious time indeed, and I think they well deserve the aid and sympathy of the ratepayers. It is sincerely to be hoped that now, after the lucid and intelligent manner in which our excellent Treasurer placed the financial position of the Council before the aldermen and the tmblic. evervone will seriouslv consider the matter, and if possible assist the Council to formulate some feasible and attainable method of placing our finances in a sound, healthy condition. Undoubtedly the pruning knife of retrenchment must be vigorously inserted, and no amount of twaddle sentiment must prevent this necessary and healing method being judiciously and righteously applied without fear or favour. The most unpalatable duty...
Pastoral News, Stock Movements, and Markets. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 January 1894
Pastoral News, Stock Move ments, and Markets. Deniliquin Stock Report.— The weather dur ing the early part of the week has been hot and op pressive, the thereraometer registering on Wednes day last 1095 deg. In the evening a heavy dust storm passed over the town., and the wind blew with hurricane forse for over two hours. A heavy thunderstorm is reported from Cochrane's Creek, in which a man was killed by a stroke of light ning. The river ia 10ft llin above bed level, and although a rise occurred at Albury during the week the Edwards will not bo affected. The pastures are in a very bad state, the tanks being nearly dry, and a heavy downpour of rain is urgently needed. Both the local boiling-down worka have recom menced operations, which were temporarily sus pended on account of the Christmas holidays. The following are the stock passings :— 2G70 ewes from Morago to Ricketeon's boiling-down works j and 8000 ewes from Till to John Oddy and Son's boil iug-down works, John Murphy in cha...
The Stolen Diamonds. CHAPTER VIII.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 January 1894
The Stolen Diamonds. . CHAPTER Y1IL— (Continued.) Of late, however, I have taken to sitting by the one window that overlooks the street at the end of the house. It is a little amusement to watch the people pass, and there is also one large house, the doorway oE which is visible, and which for some reason interests me more than tho people in the street. Mrs. Dyson tells me it is a boarding-house, which accounts for the different sorts of people ?which pass in and out. Of course they are all strangers to me, yet in the dull monotony of my life, they seeni almost more, for as time goes on, I grow familiar with some of the faces, and actually give names to one and another of them, and weave Out histories of their lives, though none of them, I am sure, are one half so sad as my own. I am sitting thus to-day, trying to foel in terested in these boarding-house people, while my work, a dainty bit of muslin and lace, lies unheeded in my lap. A young gentleman passes out through the -doorway ...
SYDNEY. DEPARTURES—JANUARY 9. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 January 1894
SYDNEY. DEPAKTUKES— JANDART 9. Rodomlo, b., ior Brisbane and ports. Cintra, s . tor Melbourne. Kirth ot Tay, barque, tor Iquique, via Newcastle. Geneva, brigantine, for Honolulu, via Newcastle Tanaie, a., tor New Hebrides, Tin Noumea. Burrumbeet. s., for Newcastle. Fiona, 0., for Fiji. [BY TBLEGItAFH.] AKKIYALS.— January 10. Stratlidon, barque, from London ; Sydney (a,), from New DEPARTUEES-JANtTAirr 10. Terry Neuve, French barque, for the Marshal Group.
LATEST CABLEGRAMS. London, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 January 1894
LATEST CABLE&flAffi. [By Telegraph from the Press Telegraph Association.! London, Tuesday. There is great distress amongst the unemployed at Berlin. Serious disturbances have occurred, The riots have necessitated the interference of the police. Details of the disturbances have not yet been received. The Italian forces in Abyssinia defeated the Dervishes in the vicinity of Kassala. The defeat was a crushing one, as the Dervishes lost 4000 men. Wednesday. The conflagration in the Chicago Exposition, it appears, broke out first in the Casino Music Hall, close to the section devoted to the display of liberal arts. This building was soon wrapped in flames, and before much could be done in the way of saving the valuable contents tho building was pretty well reduced to ruins. Thou sands of persons assembled to witnesst he fire, among them being many roughs and thieves, attracted to Chicago from everywhere by the exhibition. Great difficulty was experienced in keeping this class und...
GUNNEDAH. Tuesday evening. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 10 January 1894
GUNNEDAH. Tuesday evening. Splendid rains fell again to-day; the downfall amounts to an inch and a half so far, and the weather is still threatening. Heavier falls are re ported all round the district. This gives a total of nearly three inches here since Friday last, and much good must accrue from this opportune fall. The local boiling-down works treated 126,580 sheep and 301 cattle during the past eleven months, and, considering the delays by floods, shearing etc., the results are very satisfactory. The works are now enlarged, and operations are likely to be trebled thiB year. Many thouiands of sheep are already being booked.