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WEEKLY ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 January 1878

WEEKLY ABSTRACT OF BIR THO AND DEATHS. ABSTRACT of births and deaths registered in the metropolitan and suburban districts during the week ending Dec. 22, 1877. District. Births. Deaths. Brighton... ... .-? A. Brunswick .. ? .... :I 2 Carlton ... ... .... 13 11 Collingwood ... ... 12 12 Fitzroy .. ... ... 16 16 Flemington ... ... 1 2 Footscray ... ... 2 1 Hawthorn ... ... 4 1 Hotham ... ... ... 8 4 Kew ...... - 1 Melbourne (South) ... 2 13 Melbourne (West) ... 7 3 Prahran .. ... ... 5 7 Richmond 11 10 Sandridge 6- 2': Emerald Hill .. 7 8 South Yarra ... ... 4 1 St. Kilda.:. ... ... 13 6 Williamstown .. ... 3 2 119 102 Of the total deaths, 44 oi 43. per cent. were children not exceeding the age of 3 years, 34 being under the age of 1 year.

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THE COST OF A LEG OF MUTTON, [EXAMINER.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 January 1878

THE COST OF A LEG OF MUTTON, . [xamrnsa.] ITow would it be if a calculation were applied to that most thrifty of plain joints, the leg of mutton, as it appears on the table of the gentleman of lim ited income? f "Each leg of mutton that comes to my table costs me three guineas,"-'the host might say, with a mixture of pride and regret, and, when his visitors had recovered the shock, he would explain the calculation, and prove that his estimate was not too high but too low for thb fact. For does not his leg of mutton require him to pay and board one woman at high wages, who shall give her - whole time and energies to it; and to supply her.with another woman; at lower wages. more or less entirely devoted to her service ? Does it not require him to spend the keep of a poor man's family on his kitchen fire ? Does it not increase his rent by com pelling him to provide it with at least a coupleofkitchens and a larder for its personal uses, besides of course the bedrooms of its special atte...

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COUNCILS. TOWN OF FITZROY. FRIDAY, JANUARY 4TH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 January 1878

COUNCILS. TOWN OF-FITZROY. FaDAT,. JANuAuT . 4TH. Present t the Mayor (Cr. Showier)in the chair, Crs. Hackett, Evans, Ewing, Lyons McMahon, Woodhead, and Cunningham. OOBRESPONDENCE. From a ratepayer in Princes street com plaining of the nightmen leaving his gate unlocked, thereby causing him to lose two geese. "That's: nothing," ejacolated a coinocillor. - Cr. Woodhead remarked that ratepayers could hold corresponding keys with the nightmen so that the latter could lock the gates after them: Referred to the Surveyor with power to act. From Denis Wadick asking for compen sation for the loss he had sustained as lessee of the Nicholson street toll gate. Referred to the Roads and Bridges Com mittee. From Mr. Blanchfield complaining that the street lamps were wantonly broken by boys, and suggested that rewards be offered Loninfovraation to secure the conyvction of 'the offenders. Referred to Public Works Committee. The Town Clerk to instruct the police in the meantime. The Council adjour...

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MAIL NEWS. (PER ARGUS.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 January 1878

MAIL NEWS. S(PEa ARGUS.) An extraordinary, railway collision is reported from Scotland. On Sunday morning, November 4, a goods train was left standing at Cowdenheath station, onr the North British Railway, and the driver, fireman, and guard went away to get some drink. In their ab sence someone got on the engine, re versed the gear, and put on the steam. The train dashed off, and after running ten miles, crashed into a train at Car denden station, knocking 17 waggons to splinters, and severely injuring the driver and fireman. The damage amounts to several thousand pounds. The officials in charge of the runaway train absconded, but are now in custody. The person who started the train during their absence has not been found. A new and horrible acare, says the Home News, of the most horrible and alarming kind has made its appearance. In the month -of November a terror, which has hitherto been reserved ex clusively for the dog-days, is our dread and unseasonable visitant. Hydrophobia is...

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FITZROY—THURSDAY, JAN. 3rd. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 January 1878

FITZROY.-Tn-UasDA, JN. 3rd. Before Messrs. Templeton, P.M., T. Kidney, Showers, and Marsden. Jabez Harcombe, drunk and disorderly. Fined 10s, or 48 hours. William Tobin, drunk and disorderly Discharged. Cox v. McMahon.-Use and hire of a horse and cab, .1. Cox owned a cab, which was engaged by a Miss Price to go to East Brighton. Cox did not know the way to East Brighton, but after driving about to various hotels, they reached East Brighton., which they did not leave till about seven o'clock. Cox thought he was entitled to .£1, but this the parties would not give hence the action. Cox in the box admitted that the young woman, Fanny Price, had engaged him.at 15s. The Bench made an order for 15s, with 103 costs.

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COLLINGWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 January 1878

COLLING WOOD. OUn city officials having enjoyed a well-earned period of repose during the holidays, will have returned by this time to their posts, I trust, with re newed health and energy to start upon a fresh year's labor, like "giants re freshed with wine." Our ubiquitous rate-collector, the ever vernal "Tom Hood," will, I doubt not, turn up at our various domiciles with his usual unfailing regularity, and present our little accounts with that sweet and smiling suavity for which he is so deservingly celebrated. Our "Tom" is probably the only man who ever raised the prosaic duty of rate-collecting to the dignity of a fine art, and is doubtless the most popnlar member of the rate-collecting fraternity to be found within Her Majesty's dominions "on which the sun never sets." I wish him every success in his year's labors. May all payments be prompt, so that he may come to regard an invitation to " call again" as an agreeable novelty. Not quite so affkhle, not perhaps so well beloved ...

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WELLINGTON STREET INDEPENDENT CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 January 1878

WELLINGTON STREET INDEPENDENT CHURCH. THE young people attending the Welling. ton-street Independent Sunday School will have good cause to remember New Year's Day, 1878. and to mark it in their calendar with the reddest of red letters. It has always been the custom of this school to observe this holiday as a day of high festivity, but upon this occasion-fa. vored with exceptionally fine weather-they enjoyed a "treat," that may stand as a complete model of what a treat should be, and it will probably serve as a standardby which New Year's Day celebrations will be judged for many a year to come. The children mustered in full force in the Church at nine o'clock a.m., and after a few words of kindly counsel from the pastor, and the singing of a few hymns, proceeded to Studley Park,where ample provision had been made for their entertainment. A large tent had been erected, and beneath :its shade a number of the ladies of the congre gation were employed from an early hour in making sandwic...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 January 1878

NOTICE. NOTICE. NOTICE. TOY & FANCY REPOSITORY, wAoL.SALE AND RETAL. Smith street, Collingwood. Sed tenale xxesmit ae wLll ey rr-a e ot . rom which o doos'c. QUaliy a"id S t to be 'rassed by -any other n. Collingiood. Berlin Wool 4d: A?: RS. M'fVEA, xa3L' EX{L, Strap Hat and Bonnet Maker, --~5 CARDIGAN STREET, CARLTON ? (Near corner Elgin Street.) BHats, Feathers, Flowers, and Trimmings always onhand, lowest prices andnewest styles. CHAS. MOORE, (Late of Collingwood) Carver .5& Giclder, Pic?ure Fram'e Maker,' 1l4Lonsdale st., opposite hospital, Melb'ne. Re.Gilding, Map Mounting, &c. RS RICHARD DAWSON TEAOBCH OP PIANOFORTE, 280 NICHOLSON ST., FITZROY. And at NICHOLSON & ASCHERBERG'S CHAS. CANTLON, HAIRDRESSER, AND TOBACCONIST, SIMPSON'S ROAD, [Opposite Simpson's.hotel.] ATine assortment of Meerschaum & Wooden pipes. Tobacco and Cigars of best Brands. Umbrellas, Parasols, etc., repaired. Rimmell's Perfumery. V MUSIC! I HALF PRICE! HALF PRICE ! H...

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TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 January 1878

TO CORRESPONDENTS. Rejected communications cannot be returned under any circumstances whatever. No notice can be taken of anonymous com munications. Every letter must be accom panied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. To avoid inconvenience and delay to persons interested we have to request that all business - communications, including advertisements, " orders for the paper, and remittances, be ad dressed to GsIFFrIT & SPAvEN, and not to the EDITOR. ADvrslBEsnLEr8, in all cases, to be prepaid.r Letters and other communications intended for insertion' in the news" columns should be addressed to the Editor.

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SCOTCH COLLEGE SPEECH DAY. PAYMENT OF MEMBERS' QUESTION, A PARLIAMENTARY PASQUINADE. ORDER OF THE DAY. PAYMENT OF MEMBERS. SECOND READING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 January 1878

SCOTCH COLLEGE BPEECH. DAY. PAYMENT OF MEMBERS' QUESTION A PARLIAm ENTARY PASQUINADI. (BY B. A. SAMsoN). ORDER OF THE DAY. - PAYMENT OF MEMBERS. SECOND BEADING. The Chief Secretary to move "That in the opinion of this House, it is desirable that the 'representatives, of. the people' should be paid for their services in Parlia ment." The Speaker ... Adams, H. Clerk of the House. . . Gaunson Sergeant-at-arms ... Sherwin Chief Secretary ... .... Cole Leader of the Opposition ... Watson MEMBERS. Stewart Dodgshun Clendennin Barnet Baker Adams, J. Bailhache Evans Grist Bates Sherwin . Fisken Neave Bayles Greville, S. Scott MacDermott +Lamrock - Crooke Stinson Woodville Kelso Darchy .Dann Mills Welshman Haigh Brodie P. Wright McCrimmon Benjamin Greville B. Jones - NOTICES OF MOTION. Mr. STEWART (member for Tank Re serve): I give notice that on Tuesday next I will move for leave to introduce a bill for: the Suppression of Dust in the streets of Melbourne. - - Mr. BAILEACHE (member for the T...

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THE PENGE MURDER. CLARA BROWN'S STATEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 January 1878

THE PENGE MURDER. CLARA BROWN's STATEMENT. A CORRaESONDarr forwards to the Daily Telegraph (England) the fol lowing extraordinary statement as hav ing been made by the witness .Brow., since the condemnation of the Staun tons. Itcontains a number of allegations against the accused that were not made by the witness in any of her previous depositions, the only reason given for making them now being to reply to the grave censure that has been passed upon her, in various quarters, for the discrepancies in her evidence, and still more for not having made known while Harriet Stannton was alive the shock ing treatment to which she was sub jected. We publish this extraordinary narrative simply as we receive it- " She says that before anyone can an derstand or form any idea of the case, they must take into consideration the tempers and failings of all the parties, and then they would see how acts of aggravation have been resented by acts of cruelty. Of course Louis and Alice were so strongly ...

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CRICKET NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 January 1878

CRICKET NOTES. Exra&cr Frox CH&ELLxSa Cur' BRULr. Rule 3.--"No person shall be allowed to play with more than one Club in Cup matches during a season. Any person playing for any Junior Challenge Cup (shop Cups and second eleven Challenge Caps excepted) shall be debarred from playing for the Collingwood Challenge Cup." In spite of the above rule the Capulet have sent in the names of two players who have played in a Junior Chal lenge Cup match, and with the help of the committee the men have been allowed to play. It will thus be seen that the com mittee have treated the roles as so much waste paper. The sooner some restriction is placed upon the action of a majority in the Cap Committee the better. The Abbotsford objected to the names, but a majority agreed (in direct opposition to the rules) that they could play. The Yarra Yarra have managed to get a majority in their favor to allow any member of the Yarra Bend Club, the Star of Richmond or other clubs to play, and th...

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NEW YEAR'S DAY AT NORTHCOTE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 January 1878

NEW YEAR'S DAY AT NORTHCOTE. BY OUR OWN REPORTER. NEsw Year's Day at Northcote .was one of the most pleasant days spent for some seasons past. The weather was all that could possibly be desired, the day being clear and the rays of the san delightfully tempered by a slight breeze which lasted all day.. ,At an early hour in the morning a large number of vehicles passed through the township, en route for Yan Yean reservoir and other parts of the country. By ten o'clock the road from Collingwood was fairly lined with people bound for tbe' German picnic, which was held in Mr. Leberk's pad dock. The ground was provided with luncheon tents, merry-go-rounds, and vari ous other amusements, which were well patronized by the assemblage. At two o'clock between 5000 and 6000 people had' arrived upon the ground. In one portion of the ground a large dancing ring was formed and a good band being in attendance, some hundreds of young people availed them selves of the oppbrtunity of doing the light f...

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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY, 31st JAN. 1877. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 January 1878

POLICE. FITZROY-MoNDAY, 31st JAN. 1877. Before Messrs. T. Kidney, Showers, and Falconer. Alfred Austin and Benjamin Yeats, charged with stealing fruit from gardens in Northcote. The gardener of Mr. Robinson, of Northcote, said that about 5.30 one day last week he saw the lads before the court on the fence of Mr. Robinson's garden, and they were pulling the trees towards them. When they saw him they bolted across -~ls iyndAutAnd- k- ent right into the arms of a policeman who 'ind fruit on them. Dlr. Walker defended. Each of the lads was fined 10s. and 2s 6d. damages, or 24 hours' imnprisonment. Jeremiah Ryan, drunk while in charge of a horse and dray. Fined los. or 24 hours Imprisonment. William Lewis, drunk and disorderly on the Sabbath. Mr. Ramsden, J.P., described the man's conduct being very disorderly just as the children were going from Sun day School. Fined 5s. or 24 hours. Andrew Arm'strong and Elizabeth Stew art, forgery and uttering. Mr. Wilson said that the female prisoner...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia [?] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 January 1878

PUBUSHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omns SATURDAY.,JAN .878. c WE wish our readeirs a happy; new year, and all the compliments of the season.'. It will be-.perceived that we present ourselves before J them in a somewhat changed form-but, we trust none the less acceptable on that account. It is- now more than three ?ears since we made our venture .and introduced the Mercury into Fitzroy and Colling wood. Notwithstanding the difficulties which met our advent. and too. some extent clogged our way, the Aeireury has steadily and surely progressed Pand obtained .for itself a standinggamo'ngst the weekly journals in Wictoria. ' We have had little reason to eomplaon, -beyond, in- a -few instances,-weak-pre judices.: These to a great-extent have happlily been overcome. And now the iercury having ierikitidedi a fiiurre cognition of itself in the,two municipali ties where it began-its" course, and that demand having been conceded, it- has gone on exineding its influence even beyond ose limits, and ...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 January 1878

GENERAL NOTICE. ltHE er?wrv is published every Saturday L Morning. Persons wishing to have the. paper' regularly delivered at their place of business or residence will be charged Is. per quarter, payable in advance; 'by post is. 6d: per quarter. The quarter commences on the first Sat urday in the months of December, March,' June, and September. The Editor will be obliged for inform a ion-more especially. relating, to local matters. .SCALE FOR ADVERTISING. Business Cards, per quarter, from 7s. 6d. Official and Election Advertisements, - each insertion, per.mch +,'..'. -2s. d. Want; places, Seryants, Homnses and s Land for Sale or to TLet, Articles for Sale or Exchange;,Misoel laneous, Missing Friends, &c., Os. 6d. Notices of Births, Deatls, and Mairiages .... .... .....s. OL. To .ADVEsTISEE5.-?NothC to wf?thdmr adwlrettsanents must:be:geinet riting -'° 1 THE. Mercury ciz: iobtained fromi ainyof I tbe following agents-:Subsceription is. G. CABNELL ... 16 Smitý.treet.il Mrs. Wo...

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FROM THE POLICE GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 January 1878

FROM THE POLICE GAZETTE. Stolen from the person of Henry Bowen, Brunswick, on the 27th December, in Mel bourne, a silver lever hunting watch, 41094, aluminium chain; and a coin with the Lord's Prayer on one side, and "A Merry Xmas" on the other. Stolen from the person of Jane Shopland, Carlton, on the 29th December, in the Eastern Market, a purse containing a cheque on English, Scottish, and Australian Bank, Elizabeth-street branch, for £2 18s 1d in favor of L. Crighton; a cheque for £5 9s 2d, in favor of Mr. Gilchrist, signed - Harnwell; 25s cash; some 'bus tickets; a gold watch key, bloodstone on one side and red stone the other; and a keeper ring, which has been cut through and repaired. Stolen from the person of John Fowler, Romsey, on the 26th December, in Fitzroy, a silver hunting geneva watch, No. 5956; and a silver curb neck-chain. Stolen from the person of John McMillan, Collingwood, on the 30th December, in Hotham. a silver hunting lever watch, No. 31599, Elder, Melbourne,...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 January 1878

I. R. FAW.O:ETT, AND WOOLLENi DRAPER . Best West of' England_(Uoths and Doeskins, German,:;Coloa~ nial; and 'othern Coatings,,.and. S-Tweeds always in .stck. . All Silk, and 'Wsh sl aigetson's * - Shirting. ? ( Silk-; Coats to ord r a ta in stockj : Prices a i sritiy; moderate. ". SWESTMOREN T? HOUSE, G :Geirtrude:" Street, Fro. .- THEARCADE;BOOK; Stationery Depot~iSmith street, DUNN: & ICOLLINS; (Late ,Tama Miram) Cheap I Books Cheap Stat ?nery AlbumS . .. Birthday PPresets ,PoULTONs HOXOPATHIC MEDICINE. DUNN- & COLLINS, The .rcade, Smith street, Collingwocd, AND A . HAPPY NEW YEAR. The Origin of .0hritmas. Boxes. It was anciently a custom to carry a box froin doorto door, for the collection of little presents at Christmas. In an old work en titled ' The Athenian Oracle," it is stated that, formerly, it was .a custom for the Monks to offer masses for the safety of all ships that went on long voyages, to each of which a small box was afixed, into which the sailors pu...

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KILLED BY RATTLESNAKES. [BOW BELLS.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 January 1878

KILLED BY RATTLESNAKES. Isow DEas.] A distiller named Jones, who lived 'with his family near the lower bench of the Big Smoky Mountain, Tennessee, had been annoyed a great deal by the revenue rangers last autumn, and deter mined to change his residence and busi ness to a more secluded spot. To carry out this purpose he selected the head of a deep gorge some four. miles distant, walled in, with cliffs, where during the winter, assisted by some of his friends, he erected a log building. As soon as the cold weather was over and the spring fairly. opened, the still and other things necessary were moved to the place, and the work• of violating the revenue was resumed. ..Several " runs" were made, and Jones began to congratulate himself that he had at last found a refuge beyond the prying eyes of the Government hire lings, .where he could pursue. his avoca tion in peace.. The still-house being some distance from where his, family lived, Jones rarely visited them more than once in a fortni...

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ADVICE TO LADIES. (ART OF CONVERSATION.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 January 1878

ADVICE TO- LADIES. . .(T of covzasuazoN.) -M.fT fairiV ends, never scold servants. Instructi ieprove, admonish, as much as mai by necessary ; give warning, or, if need be turn the wortthlss out of the house, but never descend ~tracolding or to the use of rude-or harsh language ; :for there is in truth somthing very undignified in the practice.' There are no doubt pleuty of bad lervauts, but there are more bad masters and mis tresses in proportion, avd for this very eident reason, that it ithe object and interest of servants to please theirmas ters; whereas the latter are independ ent of the former, and need take no trouble about the matter; and as there is effort on one side and none on tlue other, the result will naturally be on the side of those who make at least .a fair attempt. Besides, bad masters often make bad servants, when the ser vants cannot well influence the condnet of the masters. And even, the humble individual who writes these lines can assure the reader, that he has...

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