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BARRABA. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 January 1894
BARRABfi. There have been two fires here lately, one being across the river, causing the loss ot two haystacks— one belonging to Geo Wilkinson valued at £60, the other to Faddy £38. No inquiry was held, aB the opinion was that accidental occurrences would take place this very hot weather. The other wob at Ironbarks Cook's store being burnt to the ground. ' The business people did a fair trade during the holidays, the races bringing outsiders into town. There was a cricket match between married and single on Christmas '.afternoon. TUe benedicts, thanks to McAlpiu- winning. The races were run off on Tuesday and Wednesday. The attendance on the first day being particnlarly good. The com mittee held the gates, and Thos. Beard the booth. A dance wa3 held at the Mechanics' Institute on the evening of the first *ay, which was largely patronized. The settling, under the presidency of S. J. Tillis, Esq., took place-at Tatteraall's Hotel ; over £74 being paid to the successful competitors. A ...
A Lonely Death. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 January 1894
A Lonely Death. On Saturday, information was brought to the local coroner (says the Wellington Gazette) that the body of a man named Benjamin Thornton had been found near his hut on the Uungula Creek, about'18 miles easterly of Wellington. A raagisteria1 inquiry was afterwards held by Mr. R. Porter, J.P. The deceased was an old miner, about 78 years of age, one of the Jast of the old (ossickers who have worked on lluagula Creek lor luu JJUBL *-J yvuiut \ji iuiv, uunviGii ucucttccu unu UBOU unable to mine, and got his living by Belling a few eggs and the few vegetables he could raise from a small garden patch. He lived in a small hut, his only companions being a dog and a cat. Last Saturday, a miner named George Rhodes, who lives about three milesdistant, wentto deceased's hut, and not finding him thero went to the hut of a man named John McLean . The two, finding that the ashes in the fireplace were cold, suspected that something had happened the old man, and searched the premises, ...
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. THE INSPECTOR'S SALARY. (20 Vie Editor of the Maitland Mercury.) [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 January 1894
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. THK INSPECTOR'S SALARY. (1o the Editor of the Maitland Mercury.) Sib,— It ia not my desire to attempt to force an angry con troversy through the medium of your valuable columns, more especially on the inception of your dally issue of the new year ; and, moreover, I feel convinced that it would be repugnant to your wishes to see townsmen wrangling at this juncture of the year. I write this knowing at the same time that you would not allow any correspondeaco Inimical to the Interests of West Maitland to appear in your columns. 'Criticism,' says d'Alemberg, 'should be received if just and kind, with deference and thanks; if fair and unkind, with deference and no thanks; if unfair aud unkind, with silence and contempt,' So much for criticism, public and private. That's how I take it, and will await the worthy Treasurer's (Alderman Wilkinson) statement as to the exact pesitlon of the finances of the West Maitland Borough Council, and until then I will go my way unc...
GRETA. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 January 1894
GRETA. Christmas and New Year Holidays.— Never since the days -when Prince Hamlet made that complaint about the rotteneas existing in the State of Denmark have we been wit ness of so slow a Christmas as that just over. There was not even aa attempt at mirth in this town, and hardly onoe out of twenty encounters between neighbours would you hear the time-honoured Balute pass—' I wish you a merry Christmas.'1 £io one uaa tae unoiusnmg euroniery, see, to nuer or even harbour the wish, and if any callous wretoh did happen to give speech to the words he had to instantly make a wild dash into the shelter of his own dwelling, or the stronger security ot the police station. We are a long luffering and patient race, and we ? are not much given to mur derous impulses, yet the person who would dare to —at the present time— wish us a ' Merry Christmas,' might find the worm could turn. Yes I It was indeed a dull, cheer less tfme here. There did not seem to be any jaunting, and only very few visi...
MORPETH. RAINFALL AT MORPETH FOR 1893. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 January 1894
MORPETH. IIAINFAM, AT MOKPETH TOR 1893. Rainfall. No. of days. Greatest fall on one day. January ? 5-22 ... 7 ... l-53 February ... 8-52 ... 12 , ... S-45 March ? 29 07 ... 7 ... 21-50 April ? 6-25 ... 7 ... l-£6 May ? 1'27 ... S ... , -S2 June ? 8-04 ... 11 . ...? 3'BG July ? 5-89 ... 10 ... 2-73 August ? 3'80 ... B ... 1*53 September... 1-80 ... 7 ... '49 October ? 612 ... 11 ... 2-14 November... 1-99 ... 10 ... -54 December... 1*57 ... 5 .,. -64 78 04 95 The rainfall for the month, of March wa9 phenomenal ; the fall for the other months was about the usual average. During the past year many of the old residents ol the Mor peth district have passed away. It speaks well for the salubrity of the climate when the, ages of fifteen residents amounted in the aggregate to 1327 years, equal to an average of 88 years. The respective ages were— 82, 85, 79, 80, 91, 82, 110, 81, 95, 83, 81, 91, 97, 94, 86 years. January 1, 1891. -
How Nilt was Stormed. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 January 1894
How Nilt was Stormed. Captain Aylmer, as our engineer, was instructed to blow up the main gate of the fort, so aB to ad Mit the storming party, This gate, the only as- j sailable one, did not face the direction from which j our force had advanced, but was on the side of the fort which is under the mountain, and was dif ficult of approrch. First our guns and rifles opened a very heavy firo n-nrm tViR fort, under cover of which ICO of the Sth Gurkhas, led by Lieutenants Boisragon and Badcock, made a rush at the outer wall, and began to cut their way through the abattis with their kukris, the garrison the -while firing steadily into them. A small opening having thus been made, the three officers, closely followed by about half a dozen men, pushed their way through it. They then made for the wooden gate of the outer wall, -which they soon hacked to pieces. They now found themselves in front of the main wall, and while his companions fired into the loopholes — the officers using their re...
CASSILIS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 January 1894
C&S3ILIS. The following table shows the exact amount of rainfall tor the year 1893; also, dates of heaviest fall and number of days on which rain fell. It will be notioed that September and December were the two drieBt monthB of the year. Greatest Month. Rainfall. No of Days. Fall. Date. January ? 313 ... 4 ... 243 ... 23rd February ? 1-22 ... 4 ... 05 ... 13th March ? 7.10 ... 9 ... 450 ... 9th April ? 1-42 ... 6 ... 62 ... 8rd M»y ? 2.04 ... ,6 ... 87 ... 16th June ? 2-74 ... 14 ... 95 ... 11th July ? „ 2-54 ... 8 ... 145 ... 18th August. ? 213 ... 7 ... HI ... 28rd September.... .69 .,; 2 ... 68 ... 4th Ootobor ? 413 ... 9 ... 160 ... 11th November ... 2-32 ... 12 ... ss ... loth December ... '99 ... 6 ... 31 ... 29th Totti .... 30-45 87 Greatest fall— For 1893, 30 inohes 45 points „ „ For 1892, 34 inches G4 points „ „ For 1891, 34 inches 6 points. Dec. 31, 1893.
The Wives of Great Men. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 January 1894
The Wives of Great Men. The following particulars, culled from a popular periodical, will perhaps be found interesting :— Verdi married young, winning a charming Italian girl, who made his home ideally perfect. Leiuh Hunt was happy in his marriage, though his wife was no cook and a very poor housekeeper. Albert Durer's wife was stingy, and in order to increase the family resources kept him so steadily at work that his health eave wav. Moore got along well with his wife, in spite of his constant flirtations, which, after all, may hare been only word deep. Lamartiae married an English lady named Birch, who, learning that he was poor, offered to share her fortune with him. Shelley's first wife was the daughter of an inn keeper. She was uncongenial, and he deserted her for Mary Godwin. The forsaken wife committed suicide. Corneille was happy in the domestic relation, though, as his biographer quaintly expresses it, ' He could get along with anybody, and so had no trouble with his wife.'...
YARRAMAN, LIVERPOOL PLAINS. BOXING DAY RACES. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 January 1894
YA«RAr.1ift?3, LIVERPOOL PLAINS. BOXING DAY J1ACES. A glorious summer day: 102deg. in the shade. Agreatmany people attended. The racing was the best for years. The stewards gave every satisfaction. The fields were large in every instance, and the UuiBhesclO3e and exciting. The handi-' capping gave every satisfaction. Host Holmes had a booth on the ground, and seemed to do a brisk trade. Everything was verv nuiet and orderly. The settling took Mace at night, when different toasts were proposed, and drunk with musical honouro, The following is the list ol the racing :— Opening Handicap, C furlongs; prize, £4:-D. McDonald's Rcvnl (carried overweight) 1 ; W. Seivl'B Caisar, 2. Lady Marion and Brighter also started. Caesar led until coming into the straight, where the black mare passed her, winning com fortably. Second rnoo— HaokiBace (handicap), once round the course- ' prize, £2:— N. Lock's .Little Slary, 1. T«n started. A goofl raoe all the way, Little Mary winning by o length. Third ...
Intercolonial Cricket Match. [FROM THE PRESS TELEGRAPH ASSOCIATION.] VICTORIA V. SOUTH AUSTRALIA. SECOND DAY. Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 January 1894
Intercolonial Cricket Match. [Fbom the Pbess Telegraph Association.] VICTORIA V. SOUTH AUSTRALIA. SECOND DAY. Tuesday. The above match waa continued to-day, -when the Victorians went to the wickets, the innings of the South Australians having closed on the previous evening for 272, T3. Jones, who was caught by Lewis, bowled by M'Leod, having made 42. Following are the scores of the Victorians :— Victoria. » First Innings, Harry, run out ? j,,. 24 Stuckey, l.b.w., b G. Giffen ? -... 11 Trott, c Jarvis, b G. Giffen ? .-... . 2 Bruce, c Lyons, b Jones ? .....}... 56 Worrall, run out ? ..i... 43 Lewis, b Jar,vis ? , ? ,i.; 10, Sis wiokets for ? } 157 ?|
Pastoral News, Stock Movements, and Markets. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 January 1894
Pastoral News, Stock Move ments, and Markets. Coonamble Stock Passings.— The following are the etock pasnlngs for the week:— 400 bullooks from Mexico, Queensland, to Gulargambone, It. Skuthorpe, owner, Skutborpe in charge ; 1000 mixed fat sheep, from Geanmony to Flemington via Nevertire, P. Mcllahon owner, L. Byrne in oharge.— Coon- amble Independent, December 29. Hay Stock Hepoiit.— Following are the etock movements r —Deo. 20th, 1100 sheep from Eli Elwah uoinc to Goueh's selec tion, Gough in charge; 26th, 11,000 sheep from Tarwong to- Hanging Kock, Miller Bros, owners, Thos, Bates in oharge ; 2Ctli, GO head of cattle from Burrabogie to railway yardB for Sydney, Brltton and Donohoe owners; 27th, 2000 sheep from Jloree and Jockey to Hay Boiling Down Works, D. J. Fennell in chrrge ; 20th, 4592 eweB from 'Wilcos's seleo ion. Maude, to Denillquin, Meesra. Todd and Sons owners, W. N. Watson in charge. Messrs. Crawford and Hidgcook report having trucked on Tuesday last — 3 trucks fat cat...
LATEST SPECIAL TELEGRAMS. SYDNEY. Tuesday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 January 1894
LATEST SFEGIAL TELEGRAMS. [Fkok the Pbess Telegraph Association.] SYDNEY. Tuesday afternoon. Business on the first trading day of 1894 opened well, and the tone of sales was fairly brisk. Mer chants were of the opinion that buyers have not yet quite recovered from the holidays, and expressed ihe belief that in a few days people would have a thorough knowledge of their financial position and sales would be a deal easier to make than has been the case so long. Flour sold quiet. Eoller changed hands at £8 15s upwards ; City millers quote .£8 12s 6d to -^8 15s ; wheat,, new milling 3s 2d to 3s 3d ; chickwheat, 3a 2d ; bran, 7d; pollard, 8£d ; maize, prime 3s 6d, medium 3s 3d to 3s 5d; oats shoiv a downward tendency; prime bright feed' sold 2s 6d to 2a 7d j chaff, prime intercolonial 3s lOd, other sorts 2s lOd upwards ; . barley, Cape 23 lid j. lucerne hay scarce, Hunter Eiver inferior at £,1 1b to £,2 5a, prime £2 10s to £3 ; hay, local oaten bundles at .£3 to .£3 10s ; onions very scar...
LATEST CABLEGRAMS. London, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 January 1894
LATEST GABLEGRA1I [Feobi the Pbess Telegraph Association.] London, Monday. The Manchester ship canal, connecting the city with the Mersey and the sea, was officially opened to-day. Over 100,000 spectators were present, and proceedings excited considerable enthusiasm. The Paris Figaro has published a statement announcing the diseorery of the receipt given by Baron Keinach to Dr. Cornelius Herz for 4,000,000 francs in connection with the Panama canal scandal. What purports to be a copy of the docu ment is also published. The threatened political crisis has been averted, and a compromise arranged between Mr. Gladstone and the Conservatives in regard to the Parish Councils Bill. The understanding is to the effect that the bill shall be passed by the House of Commons with itBmainfeatures intact, including the principle of compulsory allotments, but Mr. Glad stone made considerable concessions in regard to the details of the measure. The compromise is binding on the House of Lords, which ...
Sudden Death of a Youth. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 January 1894
Sudden Death of a Youth, An awfully sudden death occurred on the Oakhampton Road about half-past eleven o'clock last night, a youth named Alfred Scharkie, nearly sixteen years of age, falling dead on the road way without the slightest warning. Deceased was a son of Mr. Louis Scharkie, a farmer residing near the Wesleyan Cemetery Oakhampton, and was generally engaged on the farm with his father. He frequently complained of a pain in his heart, but had not been under medical treatment for it. Yesterday he was in excellent health apparently, and in good spirits, and in the evening came into West Maitlund to see his aunt, Mrs. Titman. On leaving he was quite jolly, and was laughing and talking going towards home with his brother John. When nearly opposite Mr Moylan's on the Oakhampton Road, he suddenly dropped on the roadway without uttering a word, and never as much as gave a struggle. His brother, who was much alarmed, struck a light and found that his heart had ceased to beat. He rem...
LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 2 January 1894
LOCAL NEWS. Eoads Notified. — It has been deemed expedient to open and make the following roads: Part of road from Cooranbong-Swansea road within Lamb and Saddinton's (now Parbury and Lamb's) m.c.p., via Catherine Hill Bay to the south boundary of MonteSoro and Ha.le3' (now Wallarah Coal Com pany's) 265 acres ; passing through Wallarah Coal Company s land ; reserved road ; private sub division. Part of road from Denman to Doyle's Creek, between tho west bouudary of A. B. Lowe's now 'W. Ellis', 724 acres), and the north-west corner of D. Murphy's 40 acres, c.p. j passing through W. Ellis' laud ; boundary road j reserved read. Koad from reserved road within J. Carlton's (now S. Carlfcon's) 359 acres, at bridge over Thalaba Creek to the Clarence Town-Dungog road, within B. Sullivan's 2560 acres, — in lieu of part of road confirmed in Gazelle of December 23, 1875 ; passing through Stephen Carlton's land ; reseryed road ; a creek ; Benjamin Sullivan's land. Road from the west boundary of...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
BUSINESS NOTICES. (LATE E. HYNDES), O^B I IE Tim KERS, UPHOLSTERERS, AND A LARGE STOC ^ of FURNITURE, BEDDING i*. PIANOS, BA.RMONIUMS, on view, at EXCEEDINGLY MODERATE PRICES. Kebin and Stevens WEST MAITLAND. e LIST OF PERSONS AUTHORISE! ? TO Sell the 'Maitland Mercury. SIlsTQ-IiE COPIES CAN ALWAYSjBE PURCHAS&& THE UNDERMENTIONED 1 PERSONS:-' jWest Maitland. MesBia. K. BLATB & SONS, BookseDeri High- street Mr. W. G. LIPSCOMB, Bookseller, Hlgb street Mr. EDWAED BLAIS, Boobeellei, High-street Mr. THOS. DIMM00K, Printer Hlgh-Btreet Mr. W. T. POULTON, Bookseller, Higa-streel Mr. J. GBAOE, Lonth Park Boad Mr. A. D. M'DOWALD, Tobacconirt Higb-atreet ME. GEO. BDXTON, Tobacconist, etc., High-Btreet And from BOYS IN THE STREET? ? East Maitland. Mr. DAVID LEY, Chemlat And from BOYS IN THE STREETS. Buchanan. Mrs. THOS. AVISON, Storekeeper Horpeth. - Mr. J. F. BTJTLEE. Hlnton. ME. A. SEAELES, Saddler. Paterson. Mr. J- HAQ-AN, Auctioneer Wallsend. Mr. THOS. M'CRAE. Hoxham...
MUSWELLBROOK. Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
R1USWELLBROOK. Thursday. The regular fortnightly meeting of the Muni cipal Council was held last evening when the tenders for the supply of plant and the erection of ftYn«?ninal (Zaa TVnrlrc vrftrn nnpnprt n.nrl fiOTlsidered. and the following were accepted : Walter Barrett, Muswellbrook, section two — brick buildings, tanks and foundations, .£643 IO3, and section three— re- tort benches, .£85 ; David McGill, section four erection of gasholder, .£110, and section five — erection of plant, .£135 ; A. B. Kirk, section six main laying, .£256. The tenders for section one — supply of plant and mains — were held over for further consideration. The works when completed will cost about JE4,300.
DISTRICT TELEGRAMS. NEWCASTLE. Thursday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
DISTRICT TELEGRAMS. [From our Correspondents.] NEWCASTLE. Thursday afternoon. ? The freetraders of Newcastle East will decide next week regarding the candidate in the free trade interest. It is rumoured that Mr. James Curley, a former member, will be again aBked to siana. it eo his election is assured, _ as free traders and labour parties will both support him. Judge Backhouse gave hie decision in the case of Lena Martin v. A. F. Moore, Mayor. Tho verdict was for Martin for .£31, with costs on the higher scale,
Maitland Stock Markets. THURSDAY'S SALES. MR. J. N. BRUNKER'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
Maitland Stock Markets. THURSDAY'S SALES. ME. J. N. BRUNKER'S REPORT. Fat Cattle.— Market fully supplied with cattle ranging in quality from medium to prime. My consignments consisted of cattle in little better than stare condition, but having first sale and a good attendance of buyers, I was enabled to clear all lots forward at prices in advance of those ruling before the holidays. I sold— On aoconnt of B. Buffier, bullocks at .£3 9s, steers at'.£2 4s 6d to £2 17s, cows £2 to £3 8s, heifers at 25s to 29s; J. Lawler, bullocks at .£3 4s to £4, Is ; G. J. Frank land, steers £Z 3s 6d to £3 13s, cows at £2 2b ; Agents, bullocks at .£3 7s to £3 10s 6d ; J. Laurie, bullocks at .£3 3s 6d to .£3 103 6d ; J. Neilan, Bteers at £2 7s to £2 103, bullocks at .£3 ; Kendall,' cows at 22s to 37s ; Gill, bullocks at £2 15s to £3 6s ; Hector, bullocks at £2 63 ; Rigney, cows at 30s to £2 12s. Fat Sheep.— The market was fully supplied with sheep, and although business was inactive, prices realised wer...
LATE GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 4 January 1894
LATE GENERAL NEWS. The executive council oE the Freetrade and Land Reform Electoral Committee has decided to hold a demonstration in the city, at which it intends to place before the people the particular attitude of the association with regard to the coming elections. The association has unanimously decided that it should be clearly understood that it does not at present accord its support to any candidate, nor will it do so until the writs have been issued for the elections. Mr. Coghlan, tho New South Wales Government Statistician, is at present in Melbourne, and ia con ferring with Mr. Hayter, the Victorian Government Statist, on matters of importance to their respective departments. At four of the associated Southern collieries the miners have accepted the reduced hewing rate of 2s per ton ; but at the South Bulli, Bellambi, and Mount Kembla collieries the miners have decided to resist the reduction. As a result the proprietors of those mines have determined to shut them down fo...