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A DARING GAME. CHAPTER VIII—(Continued). [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

A DARING GAME. I CHAPTER Vlll— (Continued). 'What else could wc do ?' demanded Rufus Black. 'I could not see you working ycursolf to ? death. You had to go out-of-doors in all weathers, and you were going into consumption. I cxpoctod to support you, but I'm only a useless fellow, after all. I thought I had talent, but it has turned out like fairy money — has turned to dead leaves at ? the moment of using it. I have a university educa tion, and would be thankful for an situation as usher in a dame's school ! I am willing to dig .351.-1 ? „ T»,V. «Af. cfrnrtfp Anrmnrh.' UltUUUU, UUiJ X *'* — n ? o Lally Black— she had been christcned Lalla by her romantic mother, after tho heroine of Moore's poem— approached her young husband, softly laid her cheek against his, and stroked his hand gently as she said : 'It is I who am useless, Rufus. You ought to have married a rich wife instead of a poor music teacher. I'm afraid you'll reproach mo in your heart some day for marrying you. There, ther...

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SYDNEY BOUDOIR GOSSIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

SYDNEY B0UD0IE GOSSIP. TBy Zaua.I Ae there is absolutely no society news beyond a few afternoon teas, and mild entertainments of that nature which would scarcely interest my readers, we must find something else to chat about. Fashion at present has little new to offer us, as until the summer sales arc over our dressmakers will not venture in any new styles. The modest ness of a dress still lies iu tho rather full skirt, puffed sleeves, and shoulder frills. Skirts are still trimmed round the edge and adorned with much laco. Tho evening bodice of the present ssason presents certain difficulties even to the experienced dressmaker. To all appearance it is merely a close fitting bodice, with corsage folds of the same material as the dress. When it comes to be scruti nised there is a good deal ill the construction of the bodice that is embarrassing. In the first place, the old seam known as ' darts' are not to be found, i The bodice clings to the figure, but there are no seams to be seen....

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

SQUARE IRON' TANKS, 200 and 400 gulls. Gal. Tanks, all sizes. Caiteii & Sons. 0298 SAILES Blf AUCTION. FAT STOCK FOE , fSOMflY, FEB. 12th. JN. BRUNKER has received instructions to o sell by auction, at Campbell's Hill, on Monday, the 12th of February, 1894, at Eleven o'clock, 40 Prime and Weighty PAT CATTLE, for W. Tripp. 30 Prime and Weighty FAT BULLOCKS, for W. Fraser. GO Prime and Weighty FAT, CATTLE, for Thos. Eather. 15 Prime and 'Weighty FAT CATTLE, for Bake well Bros. ' B00 Prime FAT WETHERS, for Cooper & Son. 300 Prime FAT WETHERS, for P. Rafferty. 400 Prime FAT WETHERS, for N. Agents, from Tamworth. 100 Prime FAT WETHERS, for Bakewell Bros. A..ii s o, .120 FAT and STORE PIGS. Sterns cash. 0285 HUNTER RIVER Farms' Prok Sal® ARE .HELD f On TUESDAYS and FRI A*r N ?'vp a -c*r i c j DAYS,atl0a.m. And Farm ratUfOftSTLfc j produee EVERY THURS CDAY Afternoon, at 2 p.m. AT MAITLAND f EVEET . WEDNESDAY (. commencing at 9 a.m. J. N. BRUNKER, 033 Auctioneer. uuisniinn1 ...

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OFFICIAL LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

OFFICIAL LETTERS. Mr. R. G. D. Fitz Gerald, M.L.A. for the Upper Hunter, has received from the Educational De partment the following : Department of Public Instruction, t . Sydney, Gth February, 1894. Sir, — I am directed to acquaint you that your letter dated 3rd instant, forwarding letter from Mr. A. McDonald, applying for the establishment of a nait-time school at Glendhu, is under consideration, and that a further communication respecting it will be addressed to you as soon as a decision has been arrived at. The papers necessary to enable the residents to make application in due form have been sent to Mr. McDcnald. — I have, etc., J. Gibson, ? For Under Secretary. There is a very pretty German tiadition not ' generally known, which accounts in tho following manner for the existense of the mos3 rose. The legend is to the elfecfc that once upon a time an angel having a mission of love to suffering human ity came down on earth. Ho was much grieved atl all the sin and misery he saw,...

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

— THE— Most Useful Ointment in the World! X3clx» a»23.o. I 13 I s U N BU# N^&\AF IX'C. , J i^j PREMIER. OINTMENT in tho SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE. But, as many now arrivals have lately made New South Wales their home, it may be as well to let them know that there ia auch an article as JOSEPHSON'S OINTMENT purely theproductionof thecolony, composed ofwildplants indigenous to the country and nowhere else, tho principal of which is tho EUCALYPTUS, now bo famed thoroughout tho world. WHO SHOULD SUFFER FROM PILES, when one application will reliovo you? Read this lktteh and Try fob Yourselves Messrs. E. Row and Co. Dear Sirs, — I havo tried your Josephson s Oint ment for Piles, and.liave found much relief from using it. You are at liberty to use this if you feel disposed. I remain, yours, etc., _ L. P. SOLOMONS, Herald Office. . BAD LEGS, OLD SORES of long standing have been cured by using this Ointment. SORE EYES, or Sandy Elicit.— There is nothing known to man eqnal to JOSEPHoUiN o AU...

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A Ludicrous Position. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

A Ludicrous Position. Readers of Mr. Pemberton's Memoirs of Sothern will remember the story of the duel scene in which Sothern, then a young actor, came to the rescue of a pistol which would not go off by shouting ' Bang !' with the full forco of his lungs. Mr. John Drew in the January Scribncr tolls an excel lent companion story of a somewhat similar incident during a performance of a dramatic version of 'William Tell.' Mr. Drew was invited by the manager responsible for the production to witness the performance, and to pay especial attention to the archery business. The sequel is best described in Mr. Drew's own words: — 'I did wait as patiently as I could until tho scene, and I cer tainly was astonished. As I gathered from the subsequent occurrence, the apple and Tell's cross bow were connected by an invisible wire, along which the arrow was to speed to the target. At the proper cue the arrow did speed half way towards the apple, and there stuck to all appearance in mid air ! In ...

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

j TAR EE. in ne and warm weather has prevailed tor the last few days and it is hoped it will continue for some time, as sufficient rain has fallen for the grass and growing crops. Inconsequence of rough weather prevailing along the coast the s.s. Eleetra was detained in Taree for about a week, and as soon as the agitated waters assumed a calmer aspect she took her departure for Sydney. While she was detained in Taree, the Captain and men (23 in all) played a game of cricket against a Taree eleven, and were defeated by five runs. Some of tho Eleetra men exhibited curious styles with the bat, though some few who were a utile more experienced, succeeded in pasting tne leather over the boundary several times, and then obtained a very good score. A new style of bowling was also shown, which somewhat puzzled the Taree men. Immense interest was taken in the game, as over one hundred persons congregated to view this novel match, and they appeared to be well satisfied as they highly apprecia...

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DISTRICT NEWS. WALCHA. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

DISTRICT NEWS. I — [Fr.o.n our. Correspondents] I WALCHA. A meeting tor ths public nomination of aldermen was held in the School of Arts on Tuesday, when a large number of ratepayers attended. Mr. S. Farrell, Returning Officer, read the nominations received, which included Messrs. Jas. Marshall, A. J. Smith, W. R. H. Scott, R. Flanders, and AV, H. Bath. As there are only two vacancies the polling day was fixed for the 10th inst. The various can didates addressed the meeting, tho chief efforts of tho oratory being as usual, to show by criticism the unfitness of the present and past holders of offices, and tho peculiar fltnes3 of each speaker. A keen contest 13 anticipated, Messrs. Mackenzie and Johnston were elected auditors. A meeting of landowners will be held here on Saturday to consider the question of land taxation. This is the first of a series of intended meetings throughout the New England district, the object apparently being concerted action in this important matter. An int...

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Embalming the Dead. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

Embalming the Dead. An interesting article on Egyptian mummies and the embalming of the dead appears in ' London Society' for December. Numerous are the varied objects, says the writer, that have been found in the tombs. Buried with the deceased were the emblems of their professions. Loaves of bread near the mummy of ft baker, paints aud brushes beside an artist, instruments of surgery by a physician, bowB and arrows by a hunter, a lance, a hatchet or a poignard by a soldier, the style and inkpot by a clerk, nets beside a fisherman, razor and stone by a barber ; vases o? pottery, wooden vessels of all kinds, baskets of fruits, seeds, &c. ; a distaff in the cases of male mummies confirm ing the statement of Herodotus that men were employed in the manufacturing of cloth, whilst women were engaged in commerce. Combs of ivcry and gold, vases of perfumes, mirrors, paint for the eyebrows with brush to apply it and other articles of the toilet have been discovered with the female m...

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

Agricultural d Erisukal Assadaiion. Schedule of Prizes TO BE COMPETED FOR AT msio-ESTEa: ANNUAL SHOW, TO BE HELD ON THE SHOW GROUND, DUNGOG, ON INK! mi TIM, May 2nd and 3rd, 1894. Section 1. HORSES. All Exhibits in this Section most be the bona fide property of Exhibitors for at least one month prior to date of show. BLOOD STOCK. Class 1 Stallion, 4 years and over, 40s ; second 20s 2 Stallion, 3 years and under 4, 203 ; Becond 10s 3 Stallion, 2 years and under 3, 20a ; second 10s 4 Yearling Colt or Gelding1, 15s 5 Colt Foal, 16a ; month of foaling to be specified G Mare, 4 years and over, 80s; second Ids ? 7 Mare, 3 years and under 4, 20s ; second 103 8 Mare, 2 years and under 3, 20s ; second 10s 9 Yearling Filly, 15s 10 Filly Foal, 15s ; month of foaling to he specified 11 Stallion, best adapted for producing weight carrying hackneys, 40s ; second 20s 12 Mare best adapted for producing weightcarry ing hackneys, 303 ; second 15s 12a BeBt Foal by Figaro, foaled in 1893, 20s (offered ...

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Some Curious Trees. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

Some Curious Trees. Very fascinating is tha study of tree-life, for it has its mystery as well as its history, and, should the student be a lover of the unique and marvellous, he will find ample food to his taste in this delight ful pursuit. Perhaps the most remarkable specimen of tree life is the ' Bnake' tree, a native of _ Mexico. It flourishes in the lccaliiy of the Sierra Madre Mountains where it grows to the height of twenty feet. It covers an immense area, for it has a very thick gnarled trunk, and ft large number of curious, slimy, snake-like branches, entirely devoid of foliage, which are constantly writhing, and stretching in all directions. This eccentric motion is accounted tor oy tne singular tact tnat tne tree auouuuy buu sists upon the blood of birds, and small animals, seizing and gorging itself with any that may come within the reach of its tenacious limbs. Each limb is entirely covored with tiny suckers, resembling those of the octopus, and whenever a medium-sized ...

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The Wild Races of India. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

The Wild Races of India, Lecturing receotly in London on this in« tereating subject, Mr. E. W. IVazer explained that wild races, about which Budyard Kip. ling has written some of his beat stories, were those mysteriouo aborigines who have pre served the same characteristics, manners, and beliefs that were theirs when the Aryans came into the country 5000 years ago, who are so different to the inhabitants of India with whom we come in contact, and whom Mr. Frazer happily described as living fossils of a bygone age. We are apt, he continued, to overlook these primaeval men dwelling among the forest- clad hills and in remote jungles ; bat apart from their intrinsic interest tiiey cannot be left out in the consideration of the history of India, the intellectual development of which has been a compromise between the thought of the ad vancing races and tbe notions of these fixed peoples. Prom them Hinduism received its multitudinous gods. One of the smallest of these tribes, bat one of th...

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Easy When Understood. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

Easy When Understood. In a country hotel, where I had stopped for sup per, said a traveller, I saw on the table some boiled eggs. As I reached for them the waitress said : 'Do you like them hard or Boft boiled ?' ' Soft,' I said. | 'The soft boiled are in the other dish,' said the waitress. Then, as I looked the other way on tha table, I i saw another dish of eggs, but they looked precisely like those in the first dish, and I wondered how anyooay coma ten cnem apart it sney should ever ] get mixed up. As long as they were kept at the ends of the table where they were first placed it would be very Bimple, but suppose some polite guest should say to his neighbour: 'Will you have the eggs ?' And suppose the man should say 'Yes, thank you,' and take them, and suppose one dish in this way work along the table until it was alongside the other ; or, for that matter, suppose the dishes should change places, as they might easily do, who could tell then which was hard and which was soft? I fo...

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A Look at Coonamble Hospital. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

A. Leok at Coonamble Hospital, [By Eahbler.] This institution is picturesquely situated in the south end of the town, about a quarter of a mile distant therefrom, and on the boundary of that pretty bend of the river frontage, which the city fathers have fenced and seated, and baptised a 'park.' The hospital structure is of red brick, enclosed in a garden, planted with flowers, shrubs and fancy trees, and bearing evidence of careful husbandry and irrigation. The rooms are lofty and fairly spacious, but an extra wing is urgently required, as the present available space ia already sufficiently taxed, the district being both populous and wide, white epidemics such as measles, diph theria, and influenza, are of frequent occurrence. entering tne building rrom tne front tne visitor is at once struck with the air of coolness, cleanli ness, comfort, and quietude which pervades the scene. Passing through the ward3, the ordar and sweetness are still more discernible, the kitchen especially sho...

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Superstitions About Salt. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

? s Superstitions About Salt. In some parts of the North Country it is regarded as unlucky to put salt on another person's plate. Hence the- old couplet : — Help me to salt, Help me to Borrow. A second helping, however, is supposed to avert : ill-luck on the homcepathic principle that ' like cures like.' For salt to fall twards a nerson at a table Dortends 8 (in the West of England) coming dire disaster. 8 The spilling of salt has for generations been 1 counted unlucky in many parts of England and Germany. A curiouR picture of medireval art on the subject of ' The Last Supper' represents Judas ' Iscariot overturning the salt— a dark foreshadowing of an awful doom. In the Isle of Man there is a lingering super- 1 stitiou that to carry salt in the pocket is a help to I good fortune, and to exchange or accept salt is so ! good an omen that a beggar has been known to de cline food unless salt was added to the gift. Satan and the witohe3 wero believed once on a time to hate salt with an ...

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CABLE NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

CABLE NEWS. The following messages are taken from the Herald : — London, Feb. 7. H.M.S. Crescent, which has been commissioned to replace H.M.S. Orlando as the flagship on tho Australian naval station, will leave shortly for Sydney. She will take out new crews for H M.S.S. Eingarooma and Katoomba. Indian Government rupee paper is quoted on tho London Stock Exchange at 459 per 1000 rupees This is the lowest price since the Indian Mutiny. Tho French have seized Cavally, in West Africa. The Liberians are incensed at tho action of the French. Broken Hill Proprietary sharos are quoted at 42 8s 9d. In accordance with tho commercial treaty which has been signed between Russia and Germany, Eussia largely reduces the duties on wool and many other manufactures. Germany, on her part re duces the duty on Russian cereals from 7J to 3J marks. The treaty will remain in operation for 10 years. The United States House of Representatives has rejected an amendment recognising tho Provisional Government...

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How he Managed it. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

How he Managed it. In a small town in the Midlands there is a rich congregation which is not characterised by lavish liberality. Time after time the minister had vainly appealed to his people to contribute more gener ously to tho funds of the church. The members would indeed give something, but it was nearly always the smallest silver coin of the realm that was plaeed on the plate. A shrewd Scotchman who had recently come to the place and joined the church was not long in noticing this state of affairs, and a remedy soon suggested itself to his prac tical mind. ' I'll tell you what,' he said to one of the officials, 'if you mak' me treasurer, I'll engage to double the collections in three months.' His offer was promptly accepted ; and sure enough the collections began to increase, un til by the time he had stated they were nearly twice as much as formerly. 'How have you managed it, Mr. Sandyman ?' said the pastor to him one day. ' It's a great secret,' returned the canny Scot ; ' bu...

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

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Pleasantries. DIDN'T WANT TO KNOW. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

Pleasantries. I ~ ? didn't want to know. A boy of seven protested earnestly after his vaca tion against being sent back to school. ' What ?' said the father, ' don't you want to pro to school ?' ' Yes, but not to that school.' ' And why not to that one ?' 'Because they want to teach me a lot things that I know nothing about.' HOW ME LIKED TIIE3I. Jiight-year-old bam spent a winter in Florida, and was there limited to two little girls for play mates— the only children in the vicinity. Both were charming little maidens — one a pluinp, heavy little blonde damsel, and the other a slim, thin witchy little dark-eyed elf. It was soon apparent to the young man's mother that he exhibited a decided partiality for Ethel, the stout little play mate, always giviny her the largest piece o£ cake, the lion's share of the caramels, and the preference in all matters of play. So thu mother remarked one day, with wise desiro to equalize the son's atten tion : ' Sam, you ought not to give Ethel more tha...

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The Water of Life. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Weekly Mercury — 10 February 1894

The Water of Life. | The bodily comforts and personal wants of primitive man are so immediately apparent to his undeveloped intelligence that it is not surprising to find that to them, and to them only, ho attaches any importance whatever, and that he rapidly per sonifies the influences which increase his supplies or deprive him of any portions of these essentials to his existence. Thus cold, hunger, and thirst are drc&fir-ri hv f.lia nmt tn no work to his detriment, constantly stealing away his companions, and aiming their darts at himself . while fire, food, and water are equally regarded as the chief figures in his pantheon, as bene ficial deities, watching over his safety, and fight ing by his' side against the demons of want atf3 privation. In all mythologies tho priority of existence is assigned to water— tho parent of all things— the first of all things. Even the gods themselves were born of water, said the traditions of far East and farther West, for the legend was c...

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