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Narrow Escapes. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 19 January 1894
Narrow Escapes. ' Scotty Smith' ia the name of a man living in Southern Africa whose adventures and escapades would fill a volume- As a 'veldt' man he is un surpassed. In ' Gun and Camera in Southern Africa' the author gives an account of one of his many escapes.. During the troubles in 1883 he was surprised and captured by the marandmg Boers, and taken to their head quarters at Eooi Grond, near Maf eking. He wts condemned to be shot on the following day, and was fastened with ropes in eide a hut at some distance from the camp fire. During the night he slipped his bonds, crept to the place where the Boer horses were stabled, saddled and bridled two of the best of them, and made his escape from under the very noses of the Dutchmen. A day or two afterwards he met a Boer, who was personally unacquainted with him, who informed him that he was looking for ' Scotty Smith.' ' Well,' said Scotty in Dutch, 'I'm looking for Scotty Smith, too ; we'll go together.' They rode together for some h...
Self-Sacrifice. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 19 January 1894
Self-Sacrifice. In his ' Personal recollections of two visits to Gettysburg,' Mr. A. H. Nickerson gives his ex perience in the terrible battle where he was shot through one arm and through the lungs. By a strange piece of lnck, he says, one of the hospital attendants nicked ud and brought to him his young servant, Jerry, ' a mite of a fellow whom it | would be slander to mention as a 'coloured' boy.' j He was the blackest of negroes, and about as broad as he was long. The writer continues : — His duties had heretofore been confined to blacking my shoes i when in camp, and carrying my haversack and rubber coat when on the march. To these last mentioned articles he still cluDg, so that when it began to rain the little rubber coat was need to cover me. It covered only a small part of my person, but inadequate as it was, it was more than many of my comrades had. The rain ponred in torrents, saturating the exposed portions of my clothing until, with the aid of a shallow pool that formed ...
Wonderful Sun-Clouds. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 19 January 1894
Wonderful Sun-Clouds. Theories as to what the eun is, and how it manages to supply such a marvellous quantity of light and heat, a very small .fraction of which sufficea to keep the earth a living planet, must always command great interest when they come from men of high standing in science. II such f.WrW do not cover the whole truth at least they teach us something that we did not know, or naa not thought of before. Eecently Dr. G. Johnstone Stoney has restated some ideas of his about the Bun which were originally put forth more than twenty five years ago. He thinks that late discoveries have tended to confirm his theory. ,.,.,, , , . „ In his view the photosphere, which is the shining shell of the sun that we see, and from which most of its radiation proceeds, consists of sooty clouda raised to a temperature of incandescence. These blazing clouds are on an average two or three hundred miles broad and several hundred long. Between them is seen a lesB luminous background producing t...
Love and Gold. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 19 January 1894
Love and Gold. Gretta Thome's uncle had died and left her 70,000 dols., and, regarding the lessons she had learned in the past with a sort of bitter hatred, Gretta plunged into magnificence with a feeling of despair. But at church the truthful eyes of Mr. Clayton, the young pastor, seemed to haunt her with their reproachful glances, and she tried not to see him, or notice his look, but it followed her home, and all the week she could think of nothing else. Every Sunday it was much the same, and once when Lizzie Grey very kindly begged leave to introduce Mr. Clayton, Gretta lifted her brows in a haughty stare and said : 'No, thank you. I have lectures enough already. 'Dear Gretta, I wish you wouldn't talk so. I am sure Mr. Clayton would not lecture y«u,' Lizzie said sweetly. ' Wouldn't he ? Don't he give us^mosfc scathing lectures every Sunday morning ?' ' ? As Gretta turned she saw the subject of their conversation at her side, with a pale face and reproachful eyes. She knew that he...
West Maitland Co-operative Baking Society. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 19 January 1894
West Maitland Co-operative^ Baking Society.. The half-yearly meeting of this Society was held at the Great? Northern Building Society's' Hall,., High-street, yesterday evening. There waa-.-a fi good attendance -of shareholders. Tha chairman (Mr. C. J. Mannall) commenced proceeding* by-, reading the advertisement convening tha meeting. ? The (Secretary sent a written apology for hia non attendance, .owing to illness, which was read by .the Chairman. In his absence Mr. C. H. Prentice con sented to act as Secretary for the- meeting*. Thia acting Secretary read the minutes of )a3t half yearly meeting, which were adopted. The Chairman then drew the. attention of the shareholders present to the report and balance sheet as printed and distributed, which was con--- sidered as read upon the resolution-' o£ Mr'. Bosb, seconded by Mri W. J. Taylor. The Chairman moved the adoption ? of 'the report and balance-sheet in a neat and appropriate speech, eulogising the steady and prosperous a&...
LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 19 January 1894
LOCAL NEWS. Cricket.— D. Cohen & Co. v. Ivakhoji C.C.— The following will represent D. Cohen & Co. C.C. in their match against the Ivanhoe CO., to be played on the latter's wicket, on the Park to-morrow. They are requested to meet on the erotmd at 2.15 p.m. sharp :— J. Lindsay, J. K. Scobie, J. Mudd, G. Eu6sell, Jim Scobie, (J. Homan, G. Newton, E. Westman, C. Madden, H. Thursby, H. Brown, J. McDonald (12), C. Winuey (18). Almanac— Mr. Edward Blair, Maitland agent, has sent us a copy of the large card almanac issued by the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. The calendar ia on removable monthly sheets, and the figures large and conspicuous. Typhoid at Hinton.— Complaints are rife that ?typhoid is just now very prevalent at the pic turesque littletown of Hinton, where sickness in any shape or form so Beldom finds its way. It is said the outbreak is caused by the neglected state of come cesspits, and speedy and strict attention is needed in this direction, or th...
THE DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 19 January 1894
THE DAY. .' Jawuart 19. SS. Maria. Martha, Audlfax ana Abaehnm ,' «urtyr* 270. St. Lomer, 503. St Ulaitbmaio, abbott in Soot, ? 1»nd; 703. .St; Knut (Canutus), King of Denmark, martyr, 1036. St. Wulttan, Bishop of Worcuester, 1095. St. Henry of 1 ? Sngland, martyr in Finland, 1151. Born. — Nicholas Copernicus, 1472 ; James 'Watt, 173G. ZKed.-*Chflm, Earl ot Doreet, 170G; William Congrcvo, ? jK-et, 1739 ; ThcmaaKuddlman, grammarian. 1757; Isaac Die raeli, miscellaneous writer, 1848; Isabel of Ausirla, Queen of '? - Denmark, a nuriing mother ot the reformation, 1525.
Daily Weather Report. FRIDAY, 19TH JANUARY, 1894. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 19 January 1894
Daily Weather Report.. Fmdat. 19m January, 1894.. Armidale— East, cloudy. Aberdeen— Calm, dull, like rain. ? ' Branxton— East, fine. Bourke— North-Bast, line. Breeza — Calm, fine. Boggabri— Calm, fine. Barraba— Calm, fine. Bingara— East, fine, clear. Brewarrina— Nortu-Enst, flne. .'? ? - Cassilia— South-East, fine Coolah— South-East, line. : Coonabnrabran— South-Enst, flne. . . v Coonamble — Soutli-cnst. fine. - Clarence Town— South-East, dull. Denwan— South, cloudy, like rain. DungOK— Calm, oloudy. .- Greta— Calm, fine. '. '? Glen Innes— East, fine. Goodoogn — Culm, fine, . Gunnedah— Calm, fine. - Gundy— South, line. ?...'? . Jerry s Plains— South, oloudy. Merrlwa— Calm, oloudy. MuBwellbrook— South, like rain. ' Murrurundi— South-east, fine. Moonan Brook— Calm. - Morpeth— E S.E., light, flue. Millfc-South-ea3t, fine. Moree— East, (ine. Manilla— North, dear, flne. ' Mogil Mogil— North-west, flne. Mungindl— North-east, fine. ? Newcastle— South, lreih, fine ; sea emootb, Narrabri— Sou...
WEEKLY CALENDAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 19 January 1894
WEEKLY CALENDAR. . i „ I High Water at Sun Suic m gJ Newcastle. Kises. Sets. l§-! ? j ? ;g j Mom. I Even. K. M. H. M. H. M. II. M. ?January ..- 19 'ftU~~ 5.11 7. 10 12 5 . 41 G . 18 28 Sat. 5 . 12 7 . 10 18 6 . 55 ' 7 . 2G 21 Sun. 5 . 13 7 . 9 14 7 . 50 8.2, .22 Mon. S . 14 7 . 9 15 8 . 49 9 . 12 23 Tues. 5 . 15 7 . 8 10 9 . 36 9 . 5G 24 Wed. 5 . 16 7.8 17 10 . 10 10 . 35 ? 25.' Thnra. 5 . 17 7.7 18 10 . 54 11 . 12 Changes of the Moon. First Quarter, Monday, January 15, lOh. 14m. a.m. Full Moon, Monday, January rl, lh. lGm. a.m. IiHBt Quarter. Monday. January 29, 2h. 5Gro. a m. '? Mew Moon, Tuesday, February 0, 7li. Mm. a.m.
Some Decisive Marriages of English History. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 19 January 1894
Some Decisive Marriages of English History. The marriage of Berfcha with Ethelberfc of Kent prepared the way for the conversion of England to Christianity. ???'.'' The marriage of Henry VIII. with Anne Boleyn was one of the chief factors which determined, the Reformation. The marriage of Emma of Normandy with. , Ethelred the Unready gave the Conqueror an excuse for asserting his claim to the throne of' England. The marriage of HeDry I. with Matilda o£ Scotland reconciled th« people to the Conquest by restoring the line of Cerdic. The marriage of Henry II. with Eleanor of Aquitaine made England the first Continental Power in Western Europe, and thus produced the long struggle wifch France. The marriage of Henry VII. with Elizabeth o£ York closed the wars of the Koses. The marriage of Henry VII's daughter Margaret with Jame3 I. led to the union between England and Scotland. The marriage of Mary, James II's daughter, wifchv. . William of Orange gave direction to the Revolution of 1688....
ardening and Agricultural Memoranda for January. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 19 January 1894
Gardening and Agricultural Memoranda for January. '-. Kitchen Gauden : Continue to sow for succession peas, beam, turnips, carrots, lettuce, parnipa, radish, parsley, and al herbs, cauliflowers, broccoli, &c. Tranepluut leeks and celery Pull up forward crops of keeping onions, and stop shoots of pumpkins, vegetable marrow, cucumbers, &o. Water plants tint liave lately tieen put out. seed beds, and young seedlings — ? I'lower Gaiii-en : Nothing spoils the appearance of a garden to much as weeds and dead leaves: these should be removed as they appear. Water should not be spared, care being taken to da bo only after the sun has gone down. Prim and regulate plants Dahlian may be planted. Sta- e and carclully tie up ?nob as require it. Shade delicate plants from the scorching midday sun.— Orchard and Fbuit Gahden : Bud fruit tree-a, roses, and choice shrubs Carefully attend to vinep, keeping them free from weeds and insects. Gather ripe fruit, Thin whnt is superfluous. Bi...
Maitland Commercial Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 19 January 1894
Maitland Commercial Intelligence. Business during the week has been rather better- * than for some time pa3fc, though there is little alteration in prices. Maize is coming in very plen tifully, and meets with a ready demand. Lucerne ? and oaten hay are in good supply, but potatoes remain dull. Flour is steady at £9 to £10 per ton. Wheat dull, and only selling in small parcels ; best is quoted at 3s 3d, inferior at 2s 9d to 3s. Butter, 5d to Is per lb. ; cheese, 3 Jd to 6d ; bacon, 4d fco 5d ; honey, 2Jd to 3d ; onions, 6s to 7s per cvrfc. ; potatoes, £2 Ss to £2 15s per ton ; f owIb 2s to - 4s 6d per pair ; ducks 2s 6d to 3s Gd. Lucerne hay, £2 to £2 10s per ton; oaten hay, £2 10a to £3; maize, 3s 3d to 3s 6d per bushel j-. chaff, £3 ISs to £4 per ton; maizena bran, £5; other sorts, £4 5s to £4 10s ; pollard, £4 10s to £5j. feed oats, 3s to 3s 3d per bushel, seed 3s 3d to 3s 6d ; Gape barley 2s 6d to 3s, English 2s 6d to 3s ;? :. lucerne seed, 9d to lOd per lb. ; Hungarian millet se...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 19 January 1894
DEATH. Q'HEARN.— Died at her parents' residence, High-street, West Maitland, on the 15th January, Mnry, dearly beloved ana only daughter of John and Susan O'Hearn, aged one year and nine months , „ DeareBt Mainnie yon have leit us, Your dear face we will Bee no more, You have leit this world of sorrow, For a bright and happy home. ?Insetted by her loving aunt, Sarah 0 Hearn. *u
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 19 January 1894
ABSTRACT OF SALES BY AUCTION. To-Moerow, Saturday, January 20. Sir J. N. Brunkeu, nt Main's Hotel, West Maitland, at noon, privileges nt Maitland Races, on Jan. 2G and 27, Tiz -gates of admission, grand-stand bar, outside booth, race books, 2 cake Btallfl, and games of chance.
Presentation to Mr. C. Keys. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 19 January 1894
Presentation to Mr. C. Keys. If ever someone takes the . trouble to write the history of Lochinvar, Thursday evening will form one of the brightest epochs in its pages, for it was then that the people of the little wayside hamlet and its neighbourhood rose a3 it were with one voice to show its appreciation of, and to honor, one of its most respected residents, one of its best men, one who had gained the respect and esteem of all classes, and one who had just severed his connec tions with the old spot, where ho had been born and bred. We allude to Mr. Charles Keys, who has lately removed from Lochinvar to Farley. There waa an unwonted air of expectation and liveliness about Lochinvar on Thursday evening, and;' the population trended towards the old Eed Lion Hotel, where ? Mr. Keys had been in vited to meet his friends and to join them in a banquet; The long apartment at the rear of the hotel readily lent itself to the exigencies of the occasion, and nothing could be seen of the walls...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 19 January 1894
shipping. HE NEWCASTLE and HUNTEE EIVER STEAMSHIP CO. (Limited.)— The Company's First-class PASSENGER STEAMERS NIGHTLY /Sunday excepted) PROM SYDNEY at 11, and OPROM NEWCASTLE at 11.30. Cargo forwarded to and from Morpeth and Sydney daily. Berths ean be secured by letter, or telegram, to the Traffic Manager, Newcastle Office. ijT F. J. THOMAS, Manager. STEAMER EXCURSION , (MORPETH TO CLARENCE TOWN) On Anniversary Day* THE TRIP OP THE SEASON. THE fast and commodious ocean steamer GW YDIR, 650 tons register, will leave this Company's Morpeth Wharf at 9 a.m. (after arrival of train from West and East Maitland), on Fbiday, 26th instant, calling at Martin's Wharf and Ray mond Terrace, affording excursionists the rare opportunity of viewing en route the magnificent scenery of the Williams River, arriving at Clarence Town in time for lunch or picnicing ashore, and re turning to Morpeth before the departure of the evening train to Maitland. RETURN FARES— Adults, 2s; Children, Is. P. J. THOM...
Alterations and Improvements to Rutherford Racecourse. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 19 January 1894
Alterations and Improvements to Rutherford Racecourse. Encouraged by the sndcesS which has of late attended its race meetings, and also by the fact that Kutherford was now held by ifc upon a ten years' lease, the Northern Jockey Club determined to effect Bome rather important additions and alterations to the cause which would add much to the comfort and pleasure of those who patronise it* reunions. Mr. A. C. Lee, the well-known arthitecfc, was therefore charged with the task of preparing: the necessary plans and specifications and the tender of Messrs. W. Taylor and Sons for the work was accepted. Briefly stated the alterations are as mentioned below. The rooms beneath the grandstand have been almost entirely remodelled,, and have been compelled to give increased and more convenient accommodation. The .public bar has been brought round to the north end of the grand-stand and the public por tion measures 30 x 20£t., whilBfc there is a small portion — some ten feet in length — facing ...
NEWCASTLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 19 January 1894
NEWCASTLE. Last night the band of the 4th -Begfc. performed a grand programme of music in the Upper Beserve. There was a very large attendance of the general public, who enjoyed the benefits of ? the musical treat. A collection was taken up, and will be divided amongst the bandsmen and a fund for the erection of a rotunda in cne Jtoeserve. The question of the license transfer for the hotel at Stockton was again before the court yesterday. The application was made by Mr. Windeyer and referred fco a special transfer the certificate of license. The application, was granted fco Moses Jones, jun. The former licensee Eodgers is therefore out of ifc. The miners at Stockton have refused the offer of 3s 2d a ton which was made by the directors. The company have now set to work to obtain labour elsewhere, and are giving publicity fco the average wage earned by the miners during last year. We have no reason to doubt the veracity of the state ment, and from it we learn fchafc the miners have be...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 19 January 1894
THE rnHE MEROURY is Published DAILT JL Every Evening at the Office in High street, WeBt Maitland. A WEEKLT EDITION ia put forth EVERY SATUR DAY MOBNINGh Torms of Subscription : FOE THE MAITLAND DAILY MEROUBY: It Paid in Advance ? 6a per quarter. lii Booked ? 8s per quarter. ' Single Copies, Id. Each. :fob the maitlajstd weekly MERCURY : If Paid in Advance ? 2a per quarter. Ir! Booked ? 3b per quarter. Single Copies, 2s. Each. ALL SEYEN ISSUES of the MEROUBY If Paid in Advance ? 8a per quarter If Booked ? 10a per quarter Town and Country Alike. 1^' The Circulation of the Mercury has never been equalled by that of any Provincial Newspaper in New South Wales, and we? are determined that it never shall. Single Copies of any publication can always be had at this Office or from street sellers ; but our own office boys have been cautioned not to Bell papers in the streets under any pretext whatever. fcjp^li? iiOvlve viU uUYvnilaBiB &m \tMi\iimiii Advertisements must be delivered at...