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MERCURY JUNIOR. A BABY'S REFLECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

MERCURY JUNIOR. I A BABY'S REFLECTIONS. I'm a very little baby, Little face, and bands and feet, And my mother says she never Saw a baby hali bo awcet. It ia nice to bear them talking In that war, but I can see. Oh. a lot of little babies Who all look and laueh lit™ mo When I look out of the window There's a baby in the ylnea, And he waves his hand as I do To the people as they pass ; When I put out hands to touch him And to pat him on the cheek, He will look and aot as I do, But he'll never, never Bpeak, There's a baby in the mirror, There's a baby in the spoon, And there's one in front of mother When we play a little tune. Theee are very lunny babies, Where I go they always come, But I never hear them talking. So I guess they're deaf aud dumb.

Publication Title: Maitland Weekly Mercury, The
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No title [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

Since the recent collision at Thirsl: ti discussion has been in progruss as to the greater safety or otherwise of the Pullman cars. The result seems to bo that though these ears have been rypeatedly in collisions their occupants have always escaped death, although lives have been lost by the collapse of other carriages. This is explained as being due to the fact that the foundation of a Pullman car consists of three long beams running from end to end of tho car, firmly girded together with iron girders and transverse planking, and surmounted by three other beams running from end to end, and all braced together with a strength capable of withstanding the Bhock of a collision at a speed of GO miles an hour.

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OUR PUZZLES. SOLUTIONS RECEIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

OUR PUZZLES. SOLUTIONS RECEIVED. Following are answers to puzzles given on Janu ary 10 : — 1. Number. 2. SOAP OWSE ASPS PEST 3. Strain, train, rain, ain, in. 4. SHUT IN TIME. 'Tis time to light the evening fire, To read good books, to sing The low and lovely Bangs that breathe - Of the eternal spring. 5. T ARM FRUIT TRUMPET APPLE LEG T 6. Seam, sea ; deed, Dee ; beer, bee ; kind, kin ; pear, pea ; rate, rat. Answers are to hand from — One of the White Mice, Havilah, 1, 2, 4, 5, G ; A. Geddes, Warialda, 1, 2, 3, 5, G ; Willie Geddes, Warialda, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, G ; Annie Bailey, West Maitland, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. PUZZLES FOB SOLUTION. (Answers must be in hand by the afternoon of Thursday, February 15). 1. Buried Fish. There was an old sabre among his weapons. He eliminated three words in the letter. I have finished the bookshelves, and on the top I keep my music. She lost her ring in the street. The hasp rattled with the wind. 2. Word Square. Familiar conversation. An open space. Abandone...

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Rice versus Beef. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

Rice versus Beef, ' While they dwarf their trees and shrubbery,' says a writer, 'the Japanese have made a race of giant men— a race of wrestlers. TheBe wrestlers often weigh 200, 300, and 400 lbs. At the Imperial Hotel, in Tokio, they brought a champion wrestler to my room. He was prodigious in size, and as fat ana rare as a oaby. He was a Hercules in strength, but looked like an overgrown cherub of Correggio.' ' What do you eat ?' I asked. ' Rice — nothing but lice,' ' Why not eat meat ?' ' Meat is weakening. Beef is 70 per cent water Rice is 80 per cent food. I ate lean beefsteak once' and my strength left me. The other man ate rice' and tbrew mo down.' 'My courier said 'This wrestler is the Sullivan of Japan} No one can throw him,''

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

THE NEW AMERICAN TOBACCO MIMED - DOODLE PX^TJG & RIVAL TO THE OLD AMERICAN BRANDS. -ABRAHAM'S PILLS *? ? — , f - A i _ Are prepared from Dandelion, and without a trace of 13 G I TP I Yf^ E? mcrcuryor minerals. Simply called from Damo Nature's W fl A e W tU garden. Have now been taken for the last thirty years ir* India und tho colonies ; arc the one Remedy upon which we rely to cure nil that may bo wrong with the Liver nud Kidneys, with its inevitable consequences — Biliousue.^s or I Wc'c Headache, Indigestion, Shoulder Pains, Dizziness— and their moat remarkable succcs3 has been shown iu curing a Liver that should be aroused to healthy action. All(J AI*RA7IAJf'S MHJ5 . . -s^ to, m ^ Mb will at once suggest to V patrons that they possess SJ fcf ST |W ffj j? advantages over all the Pills antl potions that are ^ ' f * constantly before them, ^or those suffering from Dyspepsia, and the thousand tortures of a stomach out , of order, take ABRAHAM'S PILLS. If you awake with a coat...

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A Communistic Colony. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

A Communistic Colony. Some account of the 'Freeland' expedi tion, which is shortly to leave Europe for East Africa to colonise Maehakoland,' to the south of Mount Kenia, on a communistic basis, is forwarded by Eeuter'a Vienna correspondent. The proposed colony is an attempt to realise the principles laid down by Dr. Hertzka, tbe Austrian economist, in his book entitled ' Freiland.' The land will | from the out6et be the property neither of individuals nor of the community but will be free to the UBe of all, without payment of rent. Every kind of industry, agricultural or otherwise, will be conducted by voluntary groups or associations of self-governing men, who will fce the owners of all they can produce, but will have no exclusive right to tbe land. The first batch of colonists will leave for their new home early in the year. It will number about twenty, and will include among its members persons of all nationalities, includ ing several Englishmen and Americans. Tbey will sail from...

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Drawn by Lot. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

Drawn by Lot. The thirty-eight of us were confined in a large ro'.'tu, and it wus the fourteenth day after the Spanish gunboat captured our little eteamer before we received a hint of what fate had in store for us. Then an. officer entered, called on ub to pay strict attention, and announced that we wore to be taken out and shot on the morrow. An hour later he returned to explain that he was mistaken. The gracious and merciful Spanish Govern ment would be sotisfind with six lives instead „p tWiir-niulifc Wb hud killed six of tho ? crew of the gunboat and it was to be a life for a life. ' Gentlemen, it will be by lot, of course, he continued, as he bowed and smiled on every hand, ' and I am here to oversee the drawing. See! I have hear thirty-two white beans and six black oneB. I will put them in a cap, ond each gentleman will step up and draw as bis name is called.' When ho had announced that all were to be shot, I heard no lamenting. On the con trary, men moved about Baying that it...

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A Snap-shot at the Australasian Colonies. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

A Snap-shot at the Austral asian Colonies. A correspondent writes to the Daily News (Dec. 19), after a brief stay in the Austral asian colonies : — ' The colonies of Victoria and New South Wales are in a state of great depression, but are facing adversity with manliness, and will come ont a stronger com munity than before. Their funds are all right. They have great resources, particularly New South Wales. They have to deal with some difficult problems, the foremost being the labour question. The Governments have attracted too many of the labouring class to Melbourne and Sydney ; have made work for them, and enticed them by good wages (of course to obtain their votes). This is being changed. Supplies for public works have had to be restricted, and laws have been, and are being, passed enabling able-bodied men to take up small plots of land in the interior. The development of the enormous tracts of ? . country is, of course, the future of the colonies. Tbe aspect of these colonies, I ...

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A Fatal Duel Near Vienna. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

A Fatal Duel Near Vienna. | The Daily '.MegrtrpVs Vienna com- pen- dent sends details uf one the most desperate duels on record. The principals were ' u. well known phyeician and a military ofEoer.' It appears the doctor invited a number of friends to his hunting box near Korneuburg. The estate borders on that of the local gar rison. When Dr. X. reached the limits of his ground an officer on the opposite side of the border cried out, ' Here are these — — — Viennese Philistines again !' The physician demanded an inBtant apology. thereupon the officer took to swinging his heavy hunting-Btick in a threatening manner, and would have ' floored' his antagonist had not a group of officers arrived and prevented the outrage. Then the doctor requested h's assailant to give his name, but the officer re fused point-blank. Next day the physician drove over to the barracks, called upon the commanding officer, and made a request to have the officer chall enged. The military authorities, however, c...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

COLLEGIATE SCHOOL, FOB GIRLS AMD BOYS, o-nror'?', EAST MAITLAN®. THE GIRLS' DEPARTMENT will be under the supervision of Miss A. DOWNING as hithero, assisted by Mrs. M. M. DWYER, who is certifi cated, and has had over 6 years' experience in teaching under the Education Department of this colony. The BOYS' DEPARTMENT will be under the supervision o£ Mr. M, M. DWYER, Trained ana Certificated Teacher, and two years Assistant Master Associated Training College, Melbourne, and for past three years Head Master the Boys' College, Newcastle. „ , , Mr. DWYER will also take all advanced girls in English, Latin, Arithmetic, and Science Group. Pnpils prepared for all University examinations. Prospectuses posted. Boys will ba received and classified on Wednesday, 17th January, at 1Q a.m. 152 GRAMMAR SCHOOL, East iMaitlaxicl. THE HOUSE, standing in its own grounds or about three acres, is PLEASANTLY and HEALTHFULLY SITUATED on one of the HEIGHTS outside the town, and commands an extensive view. Pr...

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Riding on an Avalanche. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

Biding on an Avalanche. | Tbe late Profeeeor Tyndall and a party of friends had a marvellous escape from death ia the Engadine in 1864 through the fall ef an avalanche. Thuy were five in number, and got safely to the top of the Morteratucb, and were on a enow elope on the descent, when a thrilling adrentnre occurred. The rest io best told in Professor Tyndall'a own words : — 'Jenni, the guide, Baid something about beeping carefully to the track, adding that a false step might detach an avalanche. The word was scaicely uttered when I heard the aovad of a fall behind me, then a rush, and in the twinkling of an eye my two friends and their snide—all apparently entangled to gether—whistled past me. ' I suddenly planted myself to leBist their shock, but in an instant I wbb in their wake, for the impetus was irresistible, A moment afterwards Jenni was whirled away, and thus all of ub found ourselreo riding downwards with uncontrollable speed on the back o£ an avalanche, which a single sli...

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A Prospecting Party's Trip. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

A Prospecting Party's Trip. 1 [By H. O'S WniTE.] I Having promised to write you an account of a trip made under my guidance of a party for pro spscting purposes to the tableland — that is, the high plateau from which the rivers Hunter, Pater son, Allyn, Williams, Chichester, Little, Gloucester, Harrington, and Manning take their source, I now proceed to do so. We left Maitland — eight of us in all — early on a Saturday morning. Our start was propitious : the weather was fine, and gaily along our party pushed; some walking, others riding, just as it pleased them. Our way was to Gresford, and thence up the Allyn. We did 30 miles tho first day, and en camped for the night at tho farm of Messrs. J. and H. Smith, and were mako right welcome to our camp in their paddock. Nest morning being Sunday we made but a short journey of 13 miles to Eccles ton, and crossed the river Allyn ten times in that distance, showing how tortuous it is. Our camp for this night was upon the Northern boundary o...

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The Farm and Garden. EFFECT OF MALE ON YIELD OF EGGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

? ? I The Farm and Garden. EFFECT OF nil's ON YIECD 01' EGOS. A. little care in selecting the finest hens and being sure that they are bred to the best males to bs found would Jo much to improve the poultry. By this means fewer cockerels would hi necessary, for none are necssBary except where the eggs are wanted for batch ing. It has long been an accepted fact among poultry men that hens will lay bb many if not more eggs without tho help of the male as they would with one. Com parison made by carefully conducted experi ments of the New York Experiment Station at U-eno'u, ought to teach all prudent poultry men that keppinR a male bird with their pul lets, except when chickens are wanted, is a very expensive luxury; *vbieb says: 'Al- though among experienced poultrymon hardly any recommendation seems to be mors gener ally accepted than that of keeping no male birds except in the breeding pens, *-ha question ia ofteu asked whether hens will lay well when kept away from males. Occasiona...

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Literary News, Notes, etc. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

Literary Mews, Notes, etc. The two hospital nurses who wrote Adventures in Mashonaland ' pegged out a claim' in Manic -land district. This cost them 1h. Half in jest, they went through the formality of leaving a power of attorney. Judge their astonishment a few days ago at receiving a sum of several hundred pounds from tho said claim. It was an old working, which they had chosen for picturesque reasons solely. The two adventurous ladies (says the St. James's ua.zci.ic), nave some capital storrs, not mctr.apa m their book, about the long wrlk of 105 miles, from ' Mpanda's,' at the head of navigation, to Umtali, through the African bush— performed, by the way, in thin high-heeled boots, they having lost all their baggage. When the clothes they were wearing could no longer keep body and sou', together, they had to dress iu men's clothes and boots, Mashona land storekeepers at that time not contemplating the outfitting of ladies. The chivalrous heart of Mr. Cecil Rhodes burned within hi...

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Mark Twain as a Reporter. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

Mark Twain as a Eeporter. Mark Twain was fond of manufacturing items of the horrible kind, but on one occasion he overdid this business, and the disease worked its own cure. He wrote an account of a horrible murdei;, supposed to have occurred at Dutch Nick's station on the Carson River, where Empire City now stands. He made a man cut bis wife's throat and those of his nine children ; after which diabolical deed the murderer mounted his horse, cut his own throat from ear to ear, rode to Carson City (a distance of three and a half miles) J — a c ? i. -r»- 1_ _ tt , . ' Ac** ucou iu iiuuu ot jrece iiopKins saloon. All the California papers copied the items and several made editorial comments upon it as being the most shocking occurrence of the kind ever known on the Pacific coa3t. Of course, rival Virginia City papers at once denounced tho item as a 'cruel and idiotic hoax.' They showed how tho publication of such ' shocking and reckless falsehoods' disgraced and injured the State, and...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

i'X *ARE IJOLDING ' ' S A COST PRICE SALE I DRAPERY, BOOTS, and^JSHOES I ? FOR ORE MONTH ONLY. I T TT T T T f I* H1 T TP T T T B ra-1 WRITE FOR SAMPLES OP OUR TEAS. H| ?S- Send ub 37s Gd, and we will forward you ONE BAG of the Company's T Bi BEST WHITE SUGAR, and a 381b. HALF-CHEST NEW SEASON'S Hi rjp ^or '^s ^ on'y- m Hp What Is more Invigorating than a Cup of Good Tea. B| People must change their habite in order to 'live, and Business people are __ Pga a. not exempt from this rule. According to this we have altered our K| prices, because K| rm A SMALL PROFIT SUITS A LARGE BUSINESS. H| Our prices are on a Lower scale, but the Quality is Higher. Bf T LOOK THIS, T £ No. 1— COMPANY'S BEST WHITE SUGAR and a 211b Bos Finest Hi HjP New Season's TEA, for 34s Cd. np Kg No. 2 — Splendid Tea, in Tins containing Gibs for Gs Gd, 101b3 for 10s 9d. SI 201ba for 20s H§ TP No. 3— Finest Tea, in Tins containing Gibs for 8s, lOlbs for 13s 6d, 201bs rjsi Hi for 25b B No. 4— The Best Tea Grown, packed...

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GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

GENERAL NEWS. 1 Tlie appreciation of gold during the past 20 years involves an annual addition to the interest charge on our debt of about -C20,()00 per annum, and raises tho interest rate from abont 4 per ccnt to 5$ per cent, per annum. The total payment of interest over 32 years on ^50,000, 000 of debt at 4 per cent, is .CGI, 000, 000. The appreciation of gold, or in other words tho reduction of prices, involves a further payment approximately of .£10,560,000 in interest, and ^616,000,000 in payment of principal, or in all .£90,560,000. Mr. Richardson, the Victorian Minister for Rail ways, admits that great pressure is being brought to bear on him to malre room for Mr. Speight in his department, but says that he is not going to do it. On the Melbourne tramways last year the num ber of passengers decreased by 1,221,794. The Railway Commissioners have rednced tho rates for the carriage of goods on tho Forbes, Temora, and Cooma railways. The Queensland police have failed to recapture...

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Pleasantries. SAYING HER GRACE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

Pleasantries. I SAYING HHR GrOOO. J.1IO late UuKe or Rutland, when walking one morning in hia grounds, camo across a game-keepers little girl. 'Well, little one,' ho asked, 'and what do you call yourself ?' 'For what we are going to receive make us truly thankful,' replied the little one, with an apparent irrelevance. It seems that the child's mother's in structions had beon : ' If you meet the duke be quite euro to soy, ' Your Grace.' ' The driver on a Michigan avenue car had a stranger with him on the platform tho other day, and the stranger noticed that one of the horses was very nervous. After two or three minutes obser vation, he began tapping the driver on the shonlder. ' What is it?' asked the latter. ' Nothing.' The taps continued and the driver turned and asked : ' What aro you driving at, old fellow ?' ' Nothing.' ' But you annoy me.' ' Oh, I can't.' ' But I say it does, and you either quit or we'll have a fuss.' 'Well, I'll quit, and I hope you will too You've been jerkin...

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A DARING GAME. CHAPTER VII. (Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

A DARING GAME. CHAPTER VII. ( Continued .) Her vioee broke down, and she averted her head. Young Lord Towyn came nearer to her. He longed to press her hand, and to offer her hia ? sympathy. He comprehended her desolation and the unhealed wound caused by Sir Harold's fate. His heart bled for her. He had known Neva Wynde from her earliest ehildhood. They had played together in the woods and gardens of Hawkhurst, and before Neva had been sent to her foreign school the child-pair had betrothed themselves and vowed an eternal fidelity to each other. The late Earl Towyn, the father of Arthur, and Sir Harold Wynde had been college mates, and it had been their dearest wish to unite their families in the persons of their children ; but they had been too wise to broach the idea to the young couple. They had, however, encouraged the affection of Arthur and Neva for each other, and had looked forward hopefully to the time when that childish affection should possibly ripen into the love of manho...

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A Simple (?) Message. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

A Simple (?) Message. The following is said to be a copy of a message ? sent by an engineman to the foreman of the shops of tho Pittsburgh and Western Railway at Pox burg : ' Owing to the temporary deficiency of damp ness on tho roof of the furnace of locomotive No. 8, the active combustion of carbon caused calaric inten sities sufficents to permanently derange to contour of the sheet. Please ausnend active 11arf.ininnt.inn nf locomotive in transportation department, and re quire the employmont of skilled artisans and mechanical appliances unobtainable at the time and place of such unsolicited aud unexpected de rangment of crown sheet and schedul. The derange ment was caused by procrastination in the applica tion of tho appliances for introducing water into the interior of tho boiler.' : ? A distinctly curious and interesting item came under the auctioneer's hammer the other day. It was nothing less than the last will and testament of Lord Byron, written on three folio sheets bv a l...

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