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Hints for Housewives. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894
Hints for Housewives. All kinds of canned food have a more delicious flavour if they are turned out upon a platter or ether flat dish an hour or two to regain the oxygen that was used when they were sealed. For cleaning silver and britannia metal : One half pound of soap, three tablespoonfuls of spirits of turpentine and half a tumblerful of water j let it boil ten minute3, then add six tablespoonfuls of hartshorn. Make a suds of this and wash silver with it. Canary birds are often covered with vermin. They may be relieved of them by placing a clean white cloth over their cage at night. In the morning tho cloth will be covered with mirnito red spots, so small that they can hardly be seen with the naked eye. These are the parasites, a source of great annoyance to the birds. A great deal of unphasant odour from boiling vegetables may be avoided by putting a piece of bread into the water with tho vegetables. Powdered French chalk is recommended for clean ing light summer woollens. It i...
The Negro Clung to his Rights [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894
The Negro Clun°' to his Rights Congressman John Allen, the bubbling humour ist from Mississippi, is in great favour in Washing ton circles, for he generally has a bright story at his tongue's end. He was regaling a crowd of friends with some southern stories, and among them was the following, published in the Indiana polis Journal : — Allen had employed on his place an old negro servant, who in times before the war was the Dronertv of the Congressman's father. Old Uncle Rufus suffered frequent and ungovern able attacks of kleptomania — attacks that seemed' to be beyond all remedy. He was ar rested time and time again for stealing articles from the place of his employer. Mr. Allen finally grew tired of attempting to reform his old servant, aud he had him arrested for stealing a big piece of side meat from the plantation storehouse. It was the intention to have the servant serve out a brief time in the county gaol for the offence with the hope that the imprisonment would check him in ...
The Largest Diamond in the World. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894
I ? ? — ? ? The Largest Diamond in the , World. Tho ' Excelsior,' the largest diamond in the world, i3 now deposited in one of the safes of the Bank of England. It was found in June last in the mines of Jagersfontein, Capo Colony by, Capt Edward Jorganson, the inspector of the mine. In hiB opinion corroborated by that of the director ' Mr. Gifford, the Excelsier iB a stone of the purest water, and is worth about a million sterling. Ex ceptional precautions wers taken to have it con veyed from the mine to the coast. A squadron oF the 16th Lancers guarded the carriago to Cape Town, from which it was brought to London in the gun-boat Antelope. It is fully three inches in height, and nearly three inches in breadth, weigh, ing 971 carats or about seven ounces troy. The colour of the Jagersfontein diamond is white with a very slight bluish tint ; and its lustre is match less. At the. centre is a very small black spot, which experts consider will be easily removed when cutting. According t...
The Cyclone's Track. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894
The Cyclone's Track. About noon a party of emigrants reached the Red River, half a mile below us. We counted 26 white toppad waggons, Texas-bound, and there must havo been clo3e on to a hundred men, womon, and children. The Red was over its banks and a mile wido at that point, and the party encamped on the bluffs to wait; for a fall. Tho horses wore turned out, fires lighted, and the voices of the children and tho songs of the womon floated up to us as the noon-day meal waa prepared. It was a summer's day, and almost cloudless. The grass on tho bluff was green and thick, and forty feet below ran tho flood. There was nothing to fear — nothing to cause the slightest anxiety. Tne flood would subside in a day or two and make the crossing safe. In tho meantime they laughed and were happy. ' Look there !' On a dead tree to the right, sitting side by side, with folded wings and necks outstretched, are four great vultures— scavengers of plain and prairie. Never an hour between sunrise and s...
Confusion in the Cabin. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894
Confusion in the Cabin. A writer gives an amusing description of a scene on a sailing vessel during a gale at sea. It was in. the night, and the vessel began snddenly to roll and plunge in a manner to start from its staid quiefe every movable article in the cabin. Out Bhofc trunks and boxes, off slid cups and plates with a smash. Back and forth in one rough scramble with the luggage, trundled the table, followed by the chairs. At this riate everything would soon be mingled in one common wreck. He says — Deter- mined to check tho ruin, I sprang into the midac o£ the confusion. It was rough-and-tumble at the risk of ribs and limbB. Down went tho vessel almost on her beam ends, over went the butter tub and a box of loaf sugar, and brought their contents loose upon the field of action. There they were, our indispensable luxuries, on the common floor, joining a low frolic with boots and shoesand scullion trum pery. I made a rush for the butter, and grasped, knuckle-deep, the golden yello...
Sporting Notes and Notions. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894
Sporting Notes and Notions. ] [By the Vagrant.] 1 know but few more remunerative animals than -old Royal has been, but Mr. Charles Page, who ?owns him, is thoroughly deserving of his good ?fortune, for he is a genuine sportsman whose straight-going and geniality has made him a general favourite. The day when Mr. Page pur chased Royal out of a Selling Race he won .£20 on that event, and as ho only gave £20 for the son of Lecturer, the coBt actually was but £0. Since then the old erev has won two Welter Handicaps, sis selling events and the Anniversary Handicap at Rutherford, making in all over -C200 in prizes, and .as Mr. Page is not afraid to put down his pieces when he has a chance, it is probable I am well ?within bounds when I say that Royal has earned £500 since ho has entered the Newcastle sports man's stable. I am Borry to say that Lady Trenton has shown 3igns of lameness in one of her hind legs, and will have to be treated to a lengthened spell. As Cape Pigeon is also somewha...
Retributive Justice. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894
Eetributive Justice. ' Please open the gate, guard.' The gentleman who made this remark stood with gripsack in hand on an elevated-railroad Btation. The guard had closed the gates to the forward car before receiving tho signal, and was turning to talk to a friend. ' Take the next train,' he replied, with a pro voking grin at seeing the man's anxiety. At the same instant he felt tho tauntening of the bell-cord,, and signalled the engineer. The train started slowly. The gentleman had shifted his gripsack to his left hand, and walked slowly along the platform The guard leaned over the gate, grinning and taunting his victim. The latter saw his opportunity and planted his right fiat firmly on the face and noBe of the tantaliser just as the car was about to' clear the end of the platform. It was a beautiful blow, well directed and well deserved. The guard staggered back. When he recovered himself his face was crimsoned with blood. He rushed through the train howling and shaking his fists,...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894
| THE CELEBRATED PIPE, (jjBD) EXCELS ALL OTHERS. FIRST PRIZE ALL EXHIBITIONS. WHOLESALE DEPOT, JULIUS GOLDSQHRflHDT and CO., 231 Clarence -street, Sydney. 817 FRY & SOUS* ©AY COACHES LEAVE the GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL For Paterson and Dungog, MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, and FRIDAY MORNINGS, S a.m., RETURNING from SHERIDAN'S HOTEL, DUNGOG, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday Mornings, 10.30 a.m., Arriving ia time for 5 p.m. Train to Newcastle. Return Fares-DAY COACH, DUNGOG, 9a. Night coaches leave g. c. hotel for GRESFORD Every Nioht as usual, 11 p.m. To secure safety of Parcels to the abovemen tioned places, book as usual — FRY & SONS, Grand Central Hotel, 72 West Maitland. LOCAL JUVDCJSTRY. Hfflaifland Ale $k Porter Grickators — They will clear your eyes, steady your nerves, and make you hit freely. Bicyclists — They will improve your wind, and make you pedal faster than ever. Pedestrians — They will strengthen your sinews, and make you- run faster and ' break evens.' Athletes — The...
Goodooga Amateur Turf Club Races. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894
Goodcoga Amateur Turf Club Races. The following adjustments have been announced by Mr. W. C. Quinton, the handicapper, for the two principal events to be competed for at the above races to come off on the 28th February and 1st March next : — i Goodooga Amateur Turf Club Handicap, 11 mile.— 'Warwick 12-0, Off the Grass 11-5, Hobart ville 11-4, Sportsman 10-10, Favourite 10-3, Gannon 10-3, Ravenswing 10-3, Eau de Vie 10-3, The Fawn 9-12, Sir Blair 9-0, Invasion 9-0. Bokhaea Handicap, 1 mile 1 furlong. — Warwick 12-1, Off the Grass 11-7, Hobartville 11-6, Sports man 10-12, Favourite 10-5, Ravenswing 10-5 Gannon 10-5, Eau de Vie 10-5, The Fawn 10-0, Ivv 9-6, Sir Blair 9-0, Invasion 9-0.
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894
The British Army consists oE 227,300, which can be increased to 337,300 of all ranks by calling up class I. Army Reserve and Militia Reserve, J.tttter term implying, not a reserve for the Militia, but the Militia men willing to serve in tho regular Army if called upon. To tlic-m must be added 110,352 Militia (less 30,000 Militia Reserve) ^225,4.23 Volunteers, 9,869 Yeomanry, with over 91,000 Colonial troops, and 147,503 native troops, and nearly 30,000 white Volunteers besides the native Princes armies in India*
Taming Niagara. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894
Taming Niagara At a recent meeting of the Institution of Electrical Engineers in London a paper on the electrical transmission of power from Niagara 'Falls was read by Professor George Forbes, the consulting engineer at the Falls. The waters from the river are taken in at a point about a mile and a half above the Fall# by a canal, from which it is lead, by channels, into a long slot in the ground, going to a deDth of 200ft. In thia slot nrA irnn nines I or flumes, down which the water is carried to the turbines, and the waste water is carried through a tunnel for a distance of 7000ft., to a point a few hundred lines below the American Falls, where it discharges into the lower river. Each turbine is of 5000-hoMe power, revolves at a speed of 250 revolutions a minute and is mounted on a vertical shaft. Above it there is a shaft extending in a ver tical direction to the surface of the ground, on which a power bouse is built, and the re volving part of the dynamo is placed directly upon...
The Mastery of Pain. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894
The Mastery of Pain. A discourse was recently given by Str Ben jamin W. Richardson, M.D., on ' The His tory and Development of Anas the tics in Surgery.' He predicted at the outset that nothing in the coming centuries would be regarded with more historic interest than the discoveries in this of the means of mastering pain. The discovery of ansatheticB would leave an influence on the world snperior in point of permanent good to that effected by railways, telegraphs, the phonograph, elec- . tricity, and the rest. No one under fify ? TTAona nf flora nnnM fnrm a nnnrtflnfcinn nf tvTiof. surgery was like before the advent of ether and chloroform. He could remember the scenes in hospitals on operating days fifty years back, in his student days — 1rhe cries for help, the entreaties, alter i nately silenced and renewed. No surgeon was so hardened by experience that he could face operating day without dread. And then suddenly, almost, all this terrible torture ceased ; science claimed the ma...
No Defence Required. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894
No Defence Required. Some oE the country negroes in the South are very ignorant of the law, in proof of which we submit the following : — A gigantic negro who had crippled up half of the police force of Texas in their efforts to secure him, was brought from the gaol to the office of the justice for trial. Not observing that the accused had any counsel employed, the justice asked : ' Don't you want a lawyer to defend you ?' The accused glared at the justite, and pounding the table roared out : ' I don't need anybody to defend me. I kin de fend myself against a dozen sich lookin' men as you is. If you don't believe me come out in de back yard and see if you ain't de man what need's ter be defended.' ?
The Midnight Sun. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894
The Midnight Sun. In the far northland, where the cold is perpetual ; where the sun rises only a few degrees above the horizon even in midsummer ; where the year is one long day and one long night, existence is most precarious, and fraught with peculiar, difficulties unknown to the inhabitants of more favoured lands. — ' Scientific Authority.' Tf; was in north latitude 86 deer. 54' 9'. In the front parlour a youth vowed eternal love for a maiden. She was very beautiful in her empire bear-skin cut high in the neck. * Suddenly a discordant sound interrupted their communion. 'Ain't that fellow going pretty soon?' shouted a harsh voice from the adjoining apartment. ' He's been here two months and a half.' ' That may be true, Pa,' rejoined the girl, with a swift feminine igenuityj 'but it isn't near midnight yet.' The triumph was hers. All the old man conld do, logically, was to turn uneasily about upon his couch and let it go at that.
London Sales of Colonial Wool. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894
London Sales of Colonial Wool. The fifth, and concluding, series of sales of colonial wool for this year closes on December 14. 55,300 bales less bave beon catalogued altogether than in the corresponding series last year ; 22,000 bales remain now held over in first hands ; nearly 60 per cent, has been taken for export (including some 600 baIo3 for the U.S.A.). French competi tion has been prominent. Tho currency during the fifteen dayB of sale has been steadily maintained, write Messrs. Jacomb, Son, and Co., with a very large attendance and brisk competition throughout. The general average result may bo quoted as on a par with our previous auction values, says that short, heavy, inferior, greasy merinos (especially when very burry and seedy) rule fully 5 per cent, lower. The intrinsi cally lower proportionate values of the highest bred, finest merino wools as compared with those of the medium, heavy, ' bad country' wools, still main tains annoyingly. Crossbreds have in most in stanc...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894
For SCONES, PUDDINGS, CAKES, And other things nice, And intention well meant Appetite to entice, Be advised, Cookey, dear, I Grateful praise will be louder, If you also, and always, Use WAUGH'S BAKING POWDER B Beware of the wiles, the actions, R and smiles, B » Of your Grocer, if he tempted . should be, A From motives adverse, self- K interest, or worse, . And not doing well, he endea- . \ vours to sell 1 jj Other Powder than Waugh's, M forsooth, just because G More profit ho gets. ^ G a If thus he does act, be sure of 0 this fact: p ^ He but little cares what manner ? n of. wares w His customers buy if they are w not fly, w q And trusting to him are of D course taken in With cheap powders many, but — surely not any R Are equal to WAUGH'S! R HOUGH'S §AKW PoffiES Purest and Best; Good advice therefore is © To refuse all the rest. PtMvitn fiiwjswr ix mjuav xfl THE KKIV'5. Wivsn siciuia 'uIkb lvsz ock?s ' ^ P/.5TE3. soa iwkwrao Ft. ate. V, JOHN OAKEY & SO^SS, J. OAKEY and :50?1...
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS, f Yellow fever, as well as civil war, is raging in ®io de Janeiro. There is not very much communi ?cation between Australia and Brazil, but perhaps -there is quite enough to render the transmission of the epidemic to this country a very possible event. If once it gained a footing it might give a terrible account of itself. It has, at all events, moro than once been brought across the Atlantic to parts of Spain which, in climatic conditions, are very simi lar to this portion of Australia. On at least two occasions there have beon fearful epidemici of vellow fever at Barcelona. A London writer has been explaining whence come the plots for the countless novelettes. Any striking case in the public reports is cut out and handed over to a Bet of impecunious writers, who weave them into the visual sensational whole at about £5 each. A warning to people who bite their nails ! A young girl died from a painful internal disease which baffled medical science. A post mortem ...
Englishwomen Beyond the Seas. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894
Englishwomen Beyond the Seas, [By the Countess of Jersey.] (From the Queen of 2nd December, Abridged .) Among the many merits attributed to the English race poasibly that which is claimed with the least fear of contradiction is that it produces the best coloniats in the world. Truly when we look far and wide in every quarter of the globe, and seethe English flag waving over stately cities and crowded quays, when we hear the English tongue spoken in littJe homesteads nestled among Australian hil's or breaking the sweep of Canadian prairies, we wonder wherein lies the secret of our country's power of expansion. The gentlemen of England who live at home at [ ease hear plenty of stories of the gallantry and devotion of those who have sailed over trackless dfeps, hewn their way through pithless forests, and founded cities beneath the Southern Ciobs. Rightly are the names of such men placed upon the roll of honour. But the ladies of England hear much less of the everyday heroism which has...
Household Don'ts. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894
' Household Don'ts, Doj't let soap He in the water. Don't leave diah-towels for mice to destroy. Don't throw out water in which you have cooired meat without skimming off the greaee for soap. Don t throw out nice dub ot meat that could ba minced or fried with bread crumbs and an onion. Don't leave the bread pan with the bread sticking to it. Don't let the piecrust you have .left over sour before you use it ; instead of that make some little tarts for tea. Don't throw away any fuod that could be warmed again — some thingo are better for their Becond cooking. Don't leave wooden or painted bucketB near the stove to be ruined. Don't scrape kettles with good knives or silver spoons. Don't let rust get bo thick on your knife blades that brick-dast won't remove it. Don't let cream Btaud around ir. cupB or tbe like to sour or mould. Don't forget to put tbe cork back in the treacle jug or to cover the so^ar keg. Don't omit to scald your milbpans and pitchers well once a day. Don't keep vineg...