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LATEST CABLEGRAMS. London, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 27 January 1894
— — I ' ? ?!» I I ? ——!?«? Mil ? ? ? — [From the Press Telegraph: Association.] London, Friday. The Unionist members o£ the House of Lords have decided to introduce important modifications in the PariBh Councils bill, and to adhere to the amendment of Lord Dudley to the Employers' Liability bill. At the wool sales to-day a large selection of better class wools was offered, but bidding was slack, and there were considerable withdrawals. Averages for fleece were — Youngalla 7-£d, Mimosa 7$d, Punpampa 7Jd, Dungalea 8d, Goree 8|d, Yabtree 9d, Cobran 9Jd. A match is being arranged between Corbett and Peter Jackson, the Australian pugilist. It is expected if preliminaries are arranged the fight will take place in June. The club at Los Angeles, California, offers a prize of £5000 for the fight to take place there. An eye witness of the great contest in Jacksonville states when Corbett entered the ring he looked aa though he had mnrder in his heart, Mitchell appeared to lack both science an...
DISTRICT NEWS. SINGLETON. SINGLETON BOROUGH COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 27 January 1894
DISTRICT NEWS. [Peom our Correspondents.] SINGLETON. SINGLETON BOROUGH COUNCIL. A, meeting of this Council was held on Thursday evening. Present : The Mayor, Aldermen Mtraro. McFadden, Poster, Wright, Atkin, Robinson, and Lloyd.' The minutes of the previous meeting were lead and confirmed. The Mayor laid on the table the Municipal Lists for the year 1894-5 ; list of persons claiming to have cneir names inserted on aucn.municipai use ; state ment of registrar of private water meters as on the 1st January last ; bank pass boot, showing the municipal account to be. overdrawn JB698 2s 9d at date. Correspondence. — The following letters were read :— Prom the TTnder-Secretary for Finance and Trade directing attention to Clauses 183, 189, and 202 of the Municipalities Act of 1867, which deals directly with the half-yearly audit and pub lication of accounts, and that the muni cipal half-years of 1891 will terminate on Monday nights, the 5th 'February and 6fch August, 1894 ; from the TJnder-...
RAYMOND TERRACE. Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 27 January 1894
RAYMOND TERRACE. Saturday. Yesterday was thoroughly devoted to outdoor recreation. The day continued very oppressive up till midday, when a sea breeze sprung up, ren dering the afternoon very pleasant. Fully 1500 persons from Newcastle visited the town. The s.B. JNamoi, under private charter by mr. Markham, draper, of Newcastle, brought over a thousand persons. The senior cricket club proceeded to Clarence Town by the steamer Planet, and met the players of the latter town, who suf fered a severe defeat from the visiting team. Owing to the heavy scoring of Baymond Terrace only one innings each could be played; the visitors made 208, Lipscomb, Delore, Doyle, Ebbeck, and Lindsay giving a fine display of cricket. Lipscomb'a display of batting was a brilliant achievement ; he contributed 110 runs before being well caught by Dwyer. He only gave one difficult chance throughout the innings, and received an ova. tion on returning. Weller, for Clarence Town' played well ; he gave one early ch...
LATEST MARKET NEWS. [FROM THE PRESS TELEGRAPH ASSOCIATION.] SYDNEY MARKETS. Sydney, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 27 January 1894
LATEST MARKET NEWS. [From the Press Telegraph Association.] SYDNEY MARKETS. Sydney, Saturday. Flour quiet— roller £8 10s to £8 12s 6d, new £8 5s to £8 10s. Wheat dull, plentiful, new milling 3s ; chickwheat 3s ; bran, quiet, 7d ; pollard^ scarce, 8Jd to 9d. Maize, prime Tumut 3s 6d to 3s 6Jd, medium 3b 3d to 3s 5d ; oats dull, prime bright seed 2s 7d, dun 2a 8d, seed 29 8d ; chaff, best £3 10s to £3 15s, other eorts from £3, very prime £-t ; barley, Cape 2s 9d ; lucerne hay scarce, Hunter Eiver choice £2 15s to £3 ; hay, oaten bundles £3 to £3 IBs ; onions — Melbourne Globes £6, Por Arlington £5 10s ; potatoes— blueskins prime to £3 *#o uui jauubej. jlulvcl- xia xutj, vv urrQamuooi ami at £2 15s to £3. Straw unsaleable, local bundled £2, derrick-pressed £2 5s. Butter in good demand, creamery best brands factory 8Jd, faetory 8d, dairy Gd to 7d, pastry 4d to 5d ; bacon— hand-cured 6d to 6£d, machine-cured 5d to 5Jd, middles 7d to 8Jd ; hams—colonial 9d to lid, English Is to Is 2£d, No...
BLACKVILLE. Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 27 January 1894
BLACKVILLE. Saturday. It was reported to the police here on Thursday last about noon that a man named Portle, a burr cutter in the employ of the Warrah Company, was missing. Search was made for him from Tuesday night, when he was missed, up to yesterday, when he turned up at the camp with his throat partly cnt. He has been sent to the Murrurundi Hospital. We had a nice thunderstorm on Wednesday even ing last ; the rainfall amounted to 66 points. The past two days have been very sultry. Yesterday the thermometer registered 98 degrees in the shade. To-day a strong south-easterly breeze i3 blowing, and the sky is overcast.
THE SITUATION IN ITALY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 27 January 1894
THE SITUATION IN ITALY. Amokg the many evidences of unrest in Enrope, which may at any moment culminate in war, the recent events in Italy may be mentioned. Italy ia unfortunately placed. 'When the unity of the Kingdom was achieved, the nation naturally desired to rank among the leading rowers, and especially to gain some share of the control of the Mediter ranean. A powerful navy was needed to give effect to this policy, and large buiqb war* spent in the construction and equipment of ships of war. Great Britain, seeing in Italy a possible ally, regarded with much friendliness and satisfaction the growth of the Italian navy. Not so the Erench : from the outset they have been inimical to the claims of the Italian Kingdom, and to the enlarge ment of the Italian navy have ever held a hostile attitude. In the face of the opposi tion of a nation from 'which sympathy and support were expected, and conscious that Btrong allieB were necessary, the Italians tamed to the Germans. The Triple A...
LATE SPORTING NEWS. [FROM THE PRESS TELEGRAPH ASSOCIATION.] WARWICK FARM RACES. Sydney, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 27 January 1894
LATE SPORTING NEWS. [From thb Pbesb Tei.bgba.ph Association.] WARWICK FARBJ RAGES. Sydney, Saturday. There was a moderate attendance at the above races to-day, notwithstanding the heavy rain. The course was heavy. Following are she results :— Hurdlb Race of £70 ; two miles. Mr. E. S. Eowe's b g jrJroker, aged, 9st 71bs ? 1 W. Duggan's ch h Hegira, 6yrs., Hat 31ba... 2 T. Manton's ch g Mark Twain, aged, 9st 91bs 3 Twelve started. Anarrow was made a strong favorite at 2 to 1. Irrara led at a gieat pace once round, when Broker went to the front and won a splendid race by a head ; Hegira second, Mark Twain third. Time, 3 min. 57 sees. Noesebt Handicap of i860, for 2-year-olds; five furlongs. Messrs. Osborne and Duggan's br c Glenullin, /Bit i«U ? , ? X Mr. J. B. Clark'B br g Reconstruction, 6at 71b... 2 J. Pay ten's ch f Lady Margaret, 8st 51b... 3 There were thirteen etarters. Won by a head. The race was rnn in a blinding shower of rain. Time, lmin. 4J- sees. Weltee Mils, of i860 ; ama...
BRISBANE. Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 27 January 1894
BRISBANE. Saturday. Jackey, the second Dora Dora black, has been traced to Mackay. A gentleman came into Mackay yesterday, from Jolimont station, and re ported that one of the Dora Dora blacks had been arrested the day previous at Seaforth. His captors were two men in plain clothes ; ifr is believed they are the two brothers King, one of whom arrested Willie near Bundaberg. Both the Kings are constablea. Jackey it was said had been heavily ironed and conveyed to Mackay, but he has notarrived. Although there is proof that hehas been arrested, there is reason to believe he escaped ; the police at Mackay are reticent. Several police left Mackay ; something unusual was evidently afoot.
LATEST SPECIAL TELEGRAMS. SYDNEY. Sydney, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 27 January 1894
LATEST SPECIAL TELEGRAMS. [Fjjom the Press Telegraph Association.] SYDNEY. Sydney, Saturday. Micbael Iiannon, described as one of the worst specimens of the larrikin class yesterday committed a cowardly assault upou constable Vaughan when about to be arrested on a charge of using disgusting language. He was sent to gaol for five months hard labour. See Hoy when handed a summons by a municipal Council officer tore the document imfco atoms and followed up the exordium by kicking the officer with both feet. He was fined forty shillings with the option of going to gaol. Alfred Innes and Sydney John Buckley who derived a great amount of amusement at the Zoological Gardens yesterday from chasing the ostriches and pulling feathers out of their tails, were ordered to pay a fine, in default two months gaol. Annie Young, fourteen years of age, was sent to the Industrial School, Parramatta. It was stated the youthful offender had led a loope life in com pany with b Chinaman, who had taken her ...
Old Tavern Signs. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 27 January 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 beaBt.' The Greek and Roman puDiicans 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 wr.s often invoked for some spirited verae, which ornamented the sign in ornate lettering. A tavernkeeper in the Isle of Man has this over his door : 'I'm AbramLowe, and half way up the hill, If I were higher up, what's funnier still, I'd Btlll 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. An En...
Pastoral News, Stock Movements, and Markets. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 27 January 1894
Pastoral News, Stock Move ments, and Markets. Fobbbs Stock Report. — The Forbes Times of January 26 says : — After some real summer weather in the early part of the week, culminating in an excessively hot night on Tuesday, Wednesday morning broke with fine steady rain from the east. It continued almost without intermis sion during the whole of Wednesday, and at night it poured steadily. Thursday morning the gauge at the telegraph office registered 176 points, but in other localities a heavier fall is recorded. It is still close and muggy,aad appearances indicate a further downpour. The good it will do is incalculable. The following are the stock passings since last report :;— 420 lambs (19th Jan.) from Pinnacle to Gunning ; H. T. Hodges owner. 2000 wether3 (19th Jan.) from Wilga Park to New Park ; W. Porter owner. 6300 ewes (19th Jan.) from Guaningbland to Neilla ; Ewan owner. 1400 fat mixed sheep (22nd Jan.) from Lake Cowal, to ba trucked for Sydney ; J. B. Donfcin . owner. 1200 ew...
Hints for Housewives. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 27 January 1894
Hints for Housewives. All kinds of canned food have a more delicious flavour if they are turned out upon a platter or other 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 ; let ifc boil ten minutes, then add six tablespoonfuls of hartshorn. Make a suds of this and wash silver with it. Canary birds are often eoverr 1 with vermin. They may be relieved of them b; placing a cleatt white cloth over their cage at night. In the morning the cloth will be covered with minute 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 unpkasant odour from boiling vegetables may be avoided by putting a piece of bread into the water with the vegetables. Powdered French chalfe is recommended for clean ing light summer woollens. ...
Honsehold Don'ts, [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 27 January 1894
Household Don'ts, Don't Ie6 soap lie in the water. Don't leave dish-towels for mice to destroy. Don't throw out water in which you have cooked meat without skimming off the grease for soap. Don't throw out nice bits of meat that could be minced or fried with bread crumbs uuu uu omon. 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 food that conld be warmed again — some things are better for their second cooking. Don't leave wooden or painted buckets near the stove to be ruined. Don't scrape kettles with good knives or silver spoonB. Don't let rust get so thick on your knife blades that brick-dast won't remove it. Don't let cream Btand around in cupa or the like to sour or mould. Don't forget to put tbe cork back in the treacle jug or to cover the sugar keg. Don't omit to scald your milkpans and pitcherB well once a day. Don't keep vinegar i...
The Bingara Diamond Field. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 27 January 1894
The Bingara Diamond Field. Mr. G. S. Streeter has contributed the following article to the Herald -. — Considerable interest has lately been evinced in the diamantiferous deposits round Bingara and Inverell, and though these deposits havebeen known for over 20 years, and several interesting and instructive papers have appeared in the annual reports of the Department of Mines des cribing their formation and probable extent, yet to the general reader there is a feeling of nn certainty whether to consider these diamond finds almost mythical or in the light of a coming Eldorado. Under the circumstances it may be interesting to give a brief description of these deposits as they are at present, and to glance at the possibilities of future development. Near Bingara, on a range of hills forming the watershed between the Horton and Gwydir rivers, an old river drift has been deposited running in a N.W. direction along the spurs of the hills and the small enclosed valley basins in three distin...
VICTORIA v. TASMANIA. Melbourne, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 27 January 1894
VICTORIA v. TASMANIA. Melbourne, Saturday. Beautiful weather prevails for the continuation of the cricket match, Victoria v. Tasmania, which was resumed to-day. The Victorian team resumed their innings. The scores are : — Victoria. First Innings. T. Satchell ? :................. 2 Tarrant ? 16 Barrett.... ? ,.„', 42 Draper, not out ? 25 Lewis, not out ? 21 Sundries ? .........,.„..„....; 5 Three wickets for,,.,,,,,,!!!
Probable Weather. Sydney Observatory, Saturday 1 p.m. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 27 January 1894
Probable Weather. [Feom the Press Telegraph Association] Sydney Observatory, Saturdav 1 n.m. Victoria and Straits. — Cloudy more or less generally, in parts raining. Tasmania. — Cloudy generally. New South Wales. — Dull, tkreatening and showery throughout. yueensiand.— Dull on coast and in the far north ; showery between Cape Capricorn and Sandy ; fine in the interior. Forecast issued To- day. New Zealand -. Fine, clear throughout. New South Wales : Winds from S. to E. fresh to strong, probably rising in force to a gale north of Port Macquarie, Weather squally with general rain. The prospect of clearing soon seems farther -o£E than it wbb yesterday.
Mark Twain as a Reporter. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Daily Mercury — 27 January 1894
Mark Twain as a Reporter. Mark Twain was fond of manufacturing items of the horrible kind, but on one occasion he overdid thiB business, 'and the disease worked its own cure. He wrote an account of a horrible murder, supposed to have occurred at Dutch Nick's station on the Carson River, where Empire City now stands. He made a man cut his wife's throat and those of his nine children ; after which diabolical deed the murderer mounted his horse, cut his own throat from ear to ear, rode to Carson City (a distance of three and a half miles) and fell dead in front of Pete Hopkins' saloon. All the California papers copied the items and several made editorial comments upon it as being the most shocking occurrence of the kind ever known on the Pacific coast. Of course, rival Virginia City papers at once denounced the item as a 'cruel and idiotic hoax.' They showed how the publication of such 'shocking and reckless falsehoods' disgraced and injured the State, and they made it as ' sultry' as ...