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Old Tavern Signs. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

Old Tavern Signs. There have been many quaint old sign boards which hung weather-beaten and creak ing upon the hostelries of the past. Some of them exist to this day, when it is not considered necessary to exploit in wooden literature the old legend, 'Entertainment for man and beast.' The Greek and Roman publicans originated the custom which afterwards became almost universal. Nor { was it an altogether disagreeable or osten tatious fashion, since the swinging, creaking sign gave the weary traveller his first welcome and furnished often an intellectual entertain ment. The muse was often invoked for some spirited verse, which ornamented the sign in ornate lettering. A tavernkeeper in the Isle of Man has this over his door : 'I'm Abram Lowe, ana half way up the hill, If I ware higher up, what's funnier stiU, I'd still be Lowe ; come in and take you fill Of porter, ale, wine, spirits— what you will. | Step in, my friend, I pray, no further go ; My prices, like myself, are always low/' ...

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

THE PERFECTION OF BRANDY. JOSHUA BROTHERS' AUSTRALIAN BRANDT (EoorKLOZ-arig Hra.n «3..) 'pHE pure dist llation of Australian Grapes ? | Wholesome, Stlmiilatllig. Pronounced by the higliosfc authorities and experts to be THE PERFECTION OF BRANDY, and equal in quality to tho finest Cognac. I In cases and bulk of all Wine and Spirit Merchants. S. HOFFNUNG & CO., Sydney, Sole Agents for N. S. Wales and Qmenslnnd.. | jTmeFkebS COMMERCE HOUSE, TTvT' est ^/£sLit!sLn.cL ON AND AFTER Saturday, 20th Jany., THE BAIiAWCB ©F TM® SUMMER STOCK AT cohiherce mmE, WILL BE OFFERED SALE COST' PRICE. ? :o: ? — Tliis Sale will comprise ALL SUMMER DRESS STUFFS— Prints, Muslins, Cambrics, Galateas, Delaines, Ecartes, Lawns, Cotton Reppes, Drills, &c. ? ;0: Also, THE WHOLE OF THE JME ULiLIME R 'XV Including GIRL'S SAILORS, SUN HOODS, LADIES' GEMS, UP-RIVER, and the WHOLE OF THE UNTRIMMED STOCK. ? :0: ? This is a Rare Chance of Securing First-class Drapery at Low Prices. All Should Participat...

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The Mod at Oban. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

The Mod at Oban. I [By Lord Archibald Campbell.] It would be a little difficult to say who was the originator of tho idea of an annual Mod to be held at Oban or elsewhere in the Highlands for the upkeep of the Gaelic language and its music and traditions. It is, perhaps, duo to ' tho Celtic revival,' the powerful wave beating against the whole Highland shore. Undoubtedly tho man who first rearoused Celtic feeling was Campbell of Islay and various linguistic professors and scholars throughout Europe were quick to recognise hia efforts and pursuits, which havo been carried on by others of various nations iuucu uumuBiaam, ever increasing our knowledge of the romances of our distant forefathers. Close to Oban were men such as tho Rev. James McDougall, the author of a fine volume of folk 'tales, and others, all deeply imbued with Celtic feeling, and at Oban itself the Rev. Duncan Maclnnes, tho author of a splendid volume of folk tales, lives. Though tlieso gen tlemen are too modest to la...

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Married in Spite of Himself. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

Married in Spite of Himself. In my youthful days I spent much time in Paris. It was shortly after the revolution of 1848. I was then a schoolboy, and as I was destined to burn much of the midnight oil in familiarising myself with legal text books, I found that many of my acquain tances wero avocats, notaries de publiqne, or, in one way or another, members of the legal fraternity. n na uuu um ycuwcujuu wxiu waa u irequeuu visitor at the house of my tutor, and whoso manner and general characteristics I very much liked. His name was M. Mesnier. In tho course of conversa tion one day he asked : — ' You have seen M. Berry er, one of our greatest lawyers t' 'Yes. I was introduced to him only a few months ago.' '* And ?nhat do you think of him ?' ' I should consider him an able lawyer,' I replied. ' Most able, my young friend ; most able !' ex claimed ray companion exultingly ; ' and he has a fund of anecdote. I remember a story that he told me many yearB ago of a fellow-student who, when ...

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A Musical Criticism. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

A Musical Criticism. Col. Sumpter M'Bride, of Austin, Texas, is in New York on a visit to the Clamwhoopers, of Fifth Avenue, of whom he is a distant relative. One day lust week he accompanied Mrs. Clamwhooper to to Central Park, where they listened to the open-' air concert. Mrs. Clamwhooper iB somewhat of a crank on the subject of muBic, while Col. M'Bride carea for no music whatever, unless, perhaps, it is the dinner bell. Mrs. Clamwhooper called his attention to a particularpieceontheprogramme, 'The Blacksmith in the Woods.' After the applause had subsided Mrs. Clamwhooper turned to him and said : 'This composition is descriptive of the daily routine of a blacksmith in the woods. It com mences with the babbling of a brook close by. The notes of the cuckoo and other birds announce the approach of day. The clock strikes five. The regular morning devotion ended, the blacksmith fires his forge and enters upon the noisy labours of the day.' ' 'Sou don't say so ?' ejaculated the Texan....

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Starving Rats on a Wrecked Steamship. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

Starving Eats on a Wrecked Steamship. A correspondent of the Newcastle Chronicle des cribes a striking scene ho witnessed in the breaking up of the Gothcnlwq City, on the coast of North umberland, Englnnd. ' I was in a party that went on board that ill fated vessel a few dayB before she broke up,' he says, ' and saw a sight to be remembered. I shall never forget it. To all appearance, as we approached her, the vessel might have been sailing comfortably out of harbour, save for the absence of any apparent life on board of hor. But wo had no sooner put foot on deck than we wore immediately attacked in such a manner that such of us as had got on board had to make tracks for the ringing, while tho rcBt fell back into tho boats. Rata ! I never saw so many in my life, and never hope to again. ' Great, hungry, lanky, lean-looking rats, many of them with their tails chewed off, swarmed up. from below in never ending thousands, squeaking and squirming over one another in a manner sickening a...

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OFFICIAL LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 3 February 1894

OFFICIAL LETTER. Mr. R. Stevenson, M.L.A. for Wollombi, haa asked us to print tbo following; — Public Works Department, Sydney, 23rd January, 1894. Sir, — With reference to the letter, dated the 14th December last, presented by you from Mr. J. L. Tresseder, urging the dredging of the channel in front of the Cockle Creek wharf, Brisbane Water, I am directed to inform you that irom cue reports which havo been received from the Enginecrin Chief for Harbours and Rivers, it appears that the bar is only shifting sand, and not sufficient to really obstruct the traffic j and, therefore, tho Secretary for Public Works is unable to authorise a dredge being sent for the express purpose of carrying out the work asked for. Tha matter will, however, be attended to tho next time a dredge is working on the Hawk '???iry.— I havo, etc., J. Barling, Under-Secretary.

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West Maitland Volunteer Rifle Club. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

West Maitland Volunteer Eifle Club. On Saturday last the members of the ' B ' Company commenced a series of matches, ending in July next. It was decided in this match to pick sides, Captain Sloan having won first choice against Color-Sergeant Morris, scores to count without handicaps, and a very close contest resulted, there being only one point in difference. This being the first match fired under the new regulations, that ia. with sights as issued, the result was rather low scores ; the wind at times was also very treacherous for good shooting : — 500 yds. GOO yds. H'cap. Total Capt. Sloan ? 24 ... 23 ... — ... 47 Sergt. Stevens ? 17 ... 23 ... — ... 40 Sergt. Edmunds...... 25 .... 22 ... 5 ... 52 Prvt. Smith ? 21 ... 22 ... 7 ... 50 Lieut. McGlynn ? ? 13 ... 7 ... 7 ... 27 Lieut. Beckett ? 15 ... 13 ... — ... 28 115 110 225 Color-Sergt. Morris . 32 ... 15 ... 5 ... 52 Band-Corpl. Seward 11 ... 21 ... — ... 32 Sergt. Humby ? 13 ... 18 ... 2 ... 33 Corpl. James ? '27 ... 23 ... 13 ...

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Curiosities of Alcoholism. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

Curiosities of Alcoholism. At the recent meeting of the Study of the Inebriety Society Dr. T. L. Wright, of Ohio, read a paper on the ' Special Influences of Alcohol,' moral and otherwise. Among other things, he men tioned some curious facts connected with the habits of what may be called ' alcohol thieves.' It is re cognised by alcohol specialists that certain persons almost invariably try to steal when drunk who show no tendency to theft at any other time. Not only so, but the alcohol thief very generally ' goes for' some particular object when the thieving mania is upon him. One man, for example, when drunk, showed a uniform partiality for Bibles. He stole Bibles invariably when he could get at them. Another had a precisely simi'iar passion for spades. A young man, who presumably had been previously unkown at the police court, stole a horse when drunk, and that in the presence of its owner. As he rode oft with the animal, he told his name and address to persons whom he met on the...

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Sporting Notes and Notions. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

Sporting Notes and Notions, j [By the Vagrant.] I At the Canterbury Park race meeting this after noon I expect the Hurdle Race to be won by Over or Mark Twain. Bliss, Calliope, and Menter should get a place in the Flying Handicap, whilst Reconstruction should account for the Kogarah Stakes. Kelso's choice, which I should judge to be Confidence, may win the Canterbury Handicap, and C. B. and His Reverence have not been ill-used in the Welter Handicap. At the late meeting of the committee of tho Northern Jockey Club several of the gentlemen present took occasion to refer in sorrowful terms of the loss the Club had sustained by the death of Mr. Joseph Clift, jun., and Dr. Alcorn in paying his tribute of respect to the deceased moved tho following timely resolution, which was seconded by Mr. F. J. Sheather, and supported by Mr. W. J. Birkenhead: — 'That a vote of sympathy be con veyed from this body to Mrs. Joseph Clift, jun., whose late husband had acted as judge for the Northern Jocke...

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SPORTING FIXTURES. HORSE RACING [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

SPORTING FIXTURES. Horse Racing Feb. 16— Denman ; general entries, Feb. 15th. Feb. 21, 22— Quirindi March 3— Plattsburg and Wallsend Amateur Turf Club j entrioa, Feb. 20. March 7, 8 — Murrurundi ; entries, Feb. 26. March 15, 16 — Singleton ; entries, March 6. March 17 — Branxton, Dan O'Connell course. March 17 — Gundy. Atiiletics. Feb. 10, 17 — Gaslight Handicaps

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

foTTrn WST LINK BY LINK, by Dick Donovan, 2a. DICTATOR, by IN JlLi W JuBtin Macartby, 2s. THERE IS NO DEATH, Florence Marryatt, 2e. DELILAH OP HARLEM, by R. H. Savage, 2s. AUNT JOHNNIE, by J. S. Winter, 2s. HEATHER SNOW, by G. M'Donnld, 2s. THE HUMMING GIRL, Mrs. Kenmore, 23. POUt-TOM'S BOOK ftRCRDE. WEST BflAITLAHD. ? ElEETHO-PLftTED CQSOS^ 1 SPeOI-Sj FlifRKSi tame gwiery, I Sold by all the | Houses^9 Wo-'ks: SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND, | * I I ? Australian Showrooms: | oy^EMPIBE CHAMBERS, 93 YORK ST., SYDNEY J ? . j ;. Wo THE BLOCK, COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE. | ~TT&¥£if¥lP TT3 THE NEW SCIENTIFIC GAME, suitable for all, old and young. JU'JOuVJ' jL ii» Engaging to the scientist, yet easy for a child; fascinating and en tertaining ; Is, Post Free 14 stamps. m POULTON'S BOOK ARCADE. SEQUAH'S * WORM--RBlW©WBnBD ' UBS' tew lltJisr ?*!?-. -?ag' fjg* J&a Awjl jge&a JUy JL ifcgLdgSE Can now bo Obtained irons tlie Following Chemists and Grocers in Maitland :— CHERMST— GROCER...

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Attempts to Bribe the Press. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

? — — ? ; ? -s Attempts to Bribe the Press. ' CasaeH's Saturday Jourpal' is responsible for tbe following : — ?' Every reporter whose duties take him much into police courts is subject to offers of money if he undertakes not to allude to certain charges. Business men eometimes find themselves locked up for being drunk, and have to appear before a magistrate. I have known on more than a single occasion one of these cowardly drunkards throw lialf-a-crown upon the reporter's table, with the ex clamation, ' There, you fellows, buy a drink with that, and don't mention mv ease.' The mntura lma generally followed pretty quickly after the briber and the reporters have taken good care to revenge themselves by giving all the details, particularly mentioning the defendant's business and address. I remember, however, an instance, in which a bribe was suecessrul. A most serious charge was made against a clergyman. There was but one reporter present. The solicitor saw the journalist, and after so...

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Presence of Mind. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

Presence of Mind. Ther6 are a good many stories about presence of miad, and M. Dupuy's behaviour in the chair of the Chamber of Deputies when Vaillant threw his bomb has been the means of recalling some of them. Few are more worthy of being held in re membrance than that told by 'R. P. S.' in' the current number of the Spectator, It refers to an incident which happened fifty years ago, but has never become widely known. A collection of Chinese treasures, very rare at the time, as coming from what was then known as the sealed kingdom, ?was on view in Philadelphia before being brought to London. A meeting was ' being held in a long and narrow, but lofty, upper room above the exhibition. About 3000 persons were present. At near nine o'clock the manager of the building came to the leader of the meeting, white with affright, and told him that the floor had sunk nearly a foot, and that in a few minutes more the tennents of the joists might be out of their sockets. The floor would then fal...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

'Afar the Stocktaking is Over.' hbsui/t OF THE '^5 111 El Fpsafc. RjiiBa EPSffl fP J?f§ 23^sa f?j ESSB , ptev BS g REE GOlPhllM AN.. INSTRUCTIVE LIST. Lite tlie Government, We Have a Surplus too. Tlie Prize™ Winners. 'W$3!JH^E3 tlie MONEY O^MJS JJ'jR.OM. ? 0:0 ? M Farts of the Town aid District Represented. INTERESTING PARTICULARS. ?:0: ? ' Prizes Range from £1 Downwards. 1st Prize— Mr. Christopher McCaffrey, Teralba 2nd Prize — Mr. Fitness, Louth Park 3rd Prize— Mrs. Slick, PokoIMu. 4th Prize— Mr. James Love, Allaiidale 5th Prize— Mr. Alf. Lodge, Bothbury. Dliil i HUH » FEBRUARY fi sis aiii » w Will be Given to Persons Spending the Largest Amount at RIUE^'S. Now that wo have completed Stock-taking, we fiucl that we are OVERSTOCKED with Goods in many departments. That is to say— like the Government— we have discovered a SORPOJ8, and we shall have to use the pruning knife with vigour, in order that this . superabundance of stock maj; be got rid of. On looking over our Stock Lists we ...

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Hoisting the Professor. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

Hoisting the Professor. ' They may talk about the college boys and their bazings and tricks, but for real genuine fun you cannot beat the college girl,' said a young fresh woman to a New York Advertiser writer the other day. ' Last year — you know the men's college is right near our seminary, and so they call on ua every evening — the president made a new rule. He declared that we must dismiss our guests at 9'30, and we decided we would nob do it. . After a great deal of plotting and planning we hit upon a delightful plan, and it waB a great success. The boys secured a big basket, and two ropes and a pulley for us, and this we hid during the day, and at night fastened two great hooks on the sill of our study window. The boys sent up their cards in the basket, and then, after inspect ing them with a lantern to make sure they were not burglars, we hauled them up. But one night the grave and dignified President caught ua, and planned a little surprise for us. He found one of the boys' ...

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Literary News, Notes, etc. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

Literary News, Notes, etc. There is an article in Harper's Magazine lor January telling at full length how the great Napo leon made his debut as a soldier at Toulon. The incident is usually related in biographies in a few words. Toulon stood aloof from the Republic in 1793, and the support of the British fleet enabled it to defy the revolutionary Government. The French forces sent to subdue the town were com , manded by Carteaux, who bad been a oau portrait, painter and was a worse soldier. Napoleon, then a lieutenant of artillery, pointed out that whoever held the headland overlooking the town and road Btead would hold Toulon. His words were, as he put his finger on the spot on the map, ' C'cst la qu'est Toulon.' Carteaux, to whom the words Of tho young genius were Greek, said — ' That's a smart chap : he mistakes a mountain for a city. While Napoleon was trying to open the understand ing of the general valuable time, was lost, for tha British landed a force, seizing the hill, and ...

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Sydney Markets. TREBECK, SON, AND CO'S. REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

Sydney Markets. j TBBBEOK, SON, AND CO'S. REPORT. Fat Cattle. — 2176 yarded. Market showed a better tone 5 best beef, 6d to Is per lOOlbs dearer ; good to beat lots bullocks, £4 4s to £5 16s. Fat Sheep. — 61,750 penned. Prices a little firmer ; good to best lots merino wethers, 6s to 7s 4d ; prime ewes, 5s 7d to 6s 6d. Store Cattle. — The demand has fallen off jnst at present; good 3£ to 4J- year old bulloaks, delivered Hsnter, to 37s 6d. Stoie Sheep. — We have buyers for 2 and 4 tooth wethers handy to New England, 4s to 4s 3d. Southwards and in the Central districts the demand is quiet. ^ Stations. — Our enquiries continue to be chiefly for handy estates to lease. Wool. — A fair amount of business has been done privately to complete orders. The London sales close to-morrow evening. The tone of the market is weaksr. Sheepskins. — Unchanged. Good medium length, 8}d to 3Jd lb. ; a few full-woolled 4Jd to 4Jd lb. Kangaroo Skins. — Unaltered. Best, 40s to 45s per doz. ; good, 34s to 38s...

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Reminiscences of the Indian Mutiny. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

Reminiscences of the Indian Mutiny, (From the Spectator, Dec. 23.) Most readers of Mr. Kipling's inimitable military studies must have longed to come across one of the old soldiers who spun for him the yarns on which he has based his inventions. Few of them, how ever, can have had any very real hope that they would ever encounter such an incarnate human i document. Yet, strange as it sounds, Messrs. Macmillan have just given to tho world a volume of reminiscences which brings us into personal con tact with exactly the sort of man who must have supplied the material for Soldiers Three. Battle scenes and camp-life from the officer's point of view we have had in hundreds, but here, almost for the first time in literature, we have a soldier's book about war. Not merely, be it noted, the book of a man who has served in the ranks — of such there arc plenty— but the book of a typical normal private soldier,— a man who dug his bayonet, like the rest, into his enemy's bowels, who, like his f...

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Gresford and Paterson Markets. F. G. BROOKER'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

G-resford and Paterson Markets. p. 0. brooker's report. House and Landed Property. — Agricultural farms are still inquired for either to rent or purchase. Fat Cattle. — Demand very limited. I yarded a few fresh bullocks on Friday, 2nd instant to a fair attendance, but vendors' reserve being beyond buyers' limits they were passed in. I have sold : For A. K. Holden, 4 light cowa at £2 2s to £2 4a, 3 at £1 15s to £2 ; W. Lawrence, 1 at £2 I83 Gd. Springers. — The demand is steadily increasing. I could place a number of young cowa or good sorts of heifera at very fair prices j ust now. I have sold : For C. Watson, 1 cow at £1 5s ; J. Packham, ? 2 at £1 43 to £1 Gs : J. Miner, 1 at £1 10s. Store Cattle. — Demand dull, unless for good locil-bred store bullocks in forward condition. I have sold : For C. Watson, 2 heifers and calves at 17s Gd, 1 heifer at 15s ; P. Denis, 6 steers at 16s 6d to 18s Gd ; T. Lawrence, 5 steers at 14b to-£l, 2 heifers at 17s Gd ; J. Packh am, 3 at 12s to 16s 6d....

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