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SOCIAL ASPECTS OF CENTRAL AMERICA. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 November 1878

SOCIAL ASPECTS OFF CEN TRAL AMERICA. The dress of the Panama ladies is now very much the same as that of their sisters in Paris. Even the pretty custom of dressing the hair. with flowers when -they walked.in.the street :has, like the Raya i matta of the Limeiia, almost passed away in these degenerate days. The native laborer wears only cotton or linen trousers and shirts, and gene rally no shoes, but the girls are rather fond of finery. The ordinary dress is the pollena, made without sleeves, and low in front, with lace trimming on the bust. They invest all their savings in jewellery, such as charms and orna mental hair-combs, to be worn on gala days, and then pawned when they are in pecuniary trouble. Mourning is very popular, though black dresses are, of all garments, the most unsuitable fora hot climate. There is almost no recreation except cockfighting and bull. teasing. This is not bull-fighting, for the wretched animal is only let loose is the street, or led by a cord, and tea...

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THE LIFE OF THE RIGHT HONORABLE BENJAMIN DISRAELI, EARL OF BEACONSFIELD. [MERCANTILE ADVERTISER.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 November 1878

TEE LIFE OF THE RIGHT HONORABLE BENJAMIN DISRAELI, EARL OF BEACONSFIELD. [MEZArCsnrl ADVEBTISEB. THE grandfather of Benjamin Disraeli came to England from Venice in 1747. Up to the end of the fifteenth century his family lived in'Spain, where, as we learn from " Coningsby," the Jews "were treated with tenderness and consideration" until "the Inquisition appeared." Among those who were driven from Spain were the ancestors of the present Lord Beaconsfield. They settled in Venice, and under the mild and tolerant rule of that Republic for more than two hundred years they traded in peace. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century the altered circumstances of England attracted many Hebrews to this country, amongst whom was Benjamin Disraeli. The son, Isaac Disraeli, the well known author of so many volumes of literary history, criticism and research. He was born in 1766, educated in a desultory fashion, partly in England, partly in Holland, and after scandaliz ing his father with his v...

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EUROPEAN TELEGRAMS. [MELBOURNE DAILIES.] WAR IMMINENT. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 November 1878

EUROPEAN TELEGRAMLS. £ [ELBOBeaN DAILIES]B WAR IMMINENT. The peace of Europe is imperilled, in consequence of Russia's failure to carry out in good faith the proposals contained in the Berlin Treaty. The Russian press hts assumed a tone of insolence. and defies Europe. calling upon the Czar to revert to the terms of the Treaty of San Stefano. It also advocates the rendering of direct assistance to the Afghanistan. England France, and Austria have come to an understanding, and will act unitedly. Austria co-operates with England in demanding from Russia an explanation of her military movements in Roumelia and other provinces. Russian ships, heavily armed, and fur nished with large quantiti-s of torpedoes, are operating in the Black Sea. Much anxiety prevails, as war with Russia suems inevitable. Preparations are being made for quarter ing the Russian troops in Turkey through out the winter so as to be on the spot and prepared for any eventualities in Spring. The frontier tribes of Ind...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, NOV. 9, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 November 1878

PUBUSHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor omnia Yit.f' SATURDAY, NOVA 9,.i1878. TmH intelligence from Europe has once more assumed a threatening; character. Only very recently we .were rejoicing over the prospects of peace, which we regarded as secured by the Berlin Treaty. It was everwhere recognised that an honorable peace to all, would have been the outcome of deliberation of the conference. Now, thedark war cloud looms over the world even more ominiously, and we are once more threatened with a conflict, before which the Russo-Turkish strength will sink with insignificance. It is now very apparent that Russia, smarting under the results of the Berlin conference, has come to the conclusion not to be bound thereby,. and :though the plenipotentiaries seemingly. acqui eased therein, and signed the document of the conference on behalf of their country' thereby pledging Russia's word to the adoption of the course and obligations laid upon her, yet no sooner have theRepresentatives separated than ...

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TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 November 1878

TO CORRESPONDENTS. Eejected communications cannot be returned under any circumstances whatever. No notice can be taken of anonymous com munications. Every letter must be accon pastied 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 thalt all business communications, including advertisemes, orders for the paper, and remittance , e'ad dressed to GarrFFTm & SPA?vg?? ad not to the EDITRa. ADVRTsITEMENTS. in all cases, to prepaid. Letters and other comm,,nitcationsinte i edfor insertion in the news olumns. should be addressed to the r..it,.r

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SUNDAY-SCHOOL CRICKET CLUBS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 November 1878

SBSUNDAY-SCHOOL CRICKET CLUBS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE EBRCUTY. Sn,--Would your correspondent and my " Censor" be kind enough to authorize you to publish his name. If this be done I shall have much pleasure in discussing with him, and in your columns, the matters re ferred to in his letter in re Sunday-school cricket clubs. Yours &c., THOMAS HAYNES. [Our correspondent has evidentlyfathered the remarks made by "Censor." We leave it to him, however, to take his own course in regard to the publication of his name. E-..

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"A NICHT WI' BURNS." [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 November 1878

"A NICHT WVi BURNS." " One touch of Nature makes the whole world kin," thus a kinship is often created by au adira_?._. in common of the individual who possesses the great gift of touching the deepest sympathies, arousinm the highest patriotism, and awaking the noblest feelings to which the human heart is susceptible. Such an individual, such a man was Robert Burns, by far the greatest poet that ever sprung from the bosom of the people. Even Beranger himself, the poet of the French people, cannot reach the greatness of Burns, than such a man "no other country in the world could have produced." It was on such a subject that Dr. Gilchrist addressed himself to a large audience in the Fitzroy. Town Hall, on Tuesday evening last. The chair was occu pied by Wm. Kidney, Esq., who in a few appropriate remarks opened the proceed ings. Mr. Snelling then gave aviolin solo, " Weel may the keel row," with variations, for which he received) a well-deserved encore, and responded with an excellent ...

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FITZROY—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 November 1878

FITZROY-TUssnADx. Before Messrs. Kidney, Raven, and Narsden. J. Hurley and T. Atkins-driving with out lights. Emily Smith and Ellen Scndder were charged with being drunk and disorderly. The former was fined is, with 2s 6d costs, Or 2- -hurs, while the latter was fined 5s or 24 hours. Caroline White was charged with insult ing behaviour. Her son-in-law stated that ... .. I ei Luuucysug uim wuent she zas in drink. Mrs. White was fined 10s. or48 hours.

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 November 1878

Funeral3 furnished by W. G. RAVEN, 'tT ?._ c. ert a er ,At ?PICES LOWER than: any house in Victoria., Nnte the address?: 203 4 205 S: IITH ST., FITZROY. C., W, N HAMILTON:,; Electro-Plater and Gilder, -Nii-i •tai; and Carriage Ornament.: Ia : nnfacturer. il POST OFFICE PLACE, MELBOURNE.. Meda,ist, and Masonic Jewel, Decanter Stopper, and Spangle manufacturer. Emn Eggs mounted to any design. Stamping,plain and fancy button making. IORRUtP TION tI . Corruption. Corruption. I'MEsSRS. READ 1JOBSON Desire .to. call the attention of the inhabitants of Collingwood and Districts to the fact that any Firm or Individual adver :tising or making known that they have purchased any portio'n of the Bankrupt Stock of TRAY & cO., are. FALSE l ,F.LSE: FALS:I We only desire to calli . attention to,the receipt; blow In the Trust estate~of Bay and Co., of Smith and Peel .st., Collingwood, Drapers. We. hereby. certify. that Mr.. H. JOBSON,,(of the firm of ..Real and 'Jobson) is Sold P;urchaser FO...

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GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 November 1878

GENERAL" NEWS. SBy:telegrams we learn that 'the Cordl aiid Beloes have been commissioned/iand" are coming out to re-inforce the Australian squadron. "A Sunday School Teacher" haalengthely replied to the remarks of " Censor" in last week's issue, but as his communication reached us late in the week, we are com pelled to hold itover. On Monday last thie Coburg Council struck a rate of one shillingin the pound sterling on the net annual alane" of the rateable property of the shire: 'I. It is announced that the Sixth -Annual General Meeting of the Collingwood and Fitzroy Building and, Investment S?aiety will be held on,''Tuesday next atthe'officee Smith-street. ' i " The clergymen of.New SWth' ale*ar raising objections to the Sunday hospital collections, on the ground that they have been struck off the committees of leading charitabla institutions. " . ; Stolen from the dwelling of William T. 'Joies, Simpson-street, East Melbouirne, on the 30th ultimo, a pair of gold earrings set with l...

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TO MEET AGAIN. (FAMILY HERALD.) CHAPTER III.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 November 1878

IT . MEET AGAIN. "(r?.tLY HERLD.) CHAPTEB I1L-Continued. It was All-Hallow-een, and the draw ing-room at Liscartha was ready for the dance; the carpet was up, and only a sprinkling of chairs and couches was around; bright flowers gleamed' here and there, prettily arranged by Nina's fair fingers; and Nina herself, the fairest flower of all, stood ready dressed, her face and eyes bright and sparkling, as she stood smiling up at her father. " What a child it is ! " he said, laying his hand on her ahoulder. "I hope your party will be a success, dear; and I am glad to see you have no flimsy muslin on." Major Desmond had stipulated that on All-Hallow-een, when the young people would burn nuts and crowd dangerously near the fire, his daughter at least, should not wear muslin or any inflammable material; and this night Nina, remembering her father's wish, wore a black velvet dress trimmed with white lace, and her fair face looked fairer still in contrast with the dark dress. A bunch of scar...

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SPORTS. THE V.R.C. SPRING MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 November 1878

SPORTS. THE Y.E.C. BPINFG MEETING. The V.R.C. Spring Meeting is~now among the things that were, and ever since last ,Saturday, Melbourne has been in a state of ferment, consequent upon the excitement thereby produced. Visitors from the neigh boring colonies have been numerous, and, on the whole, the influx of strangers to the city has had the effect of brightening up the atmosphere of commercial depression about which so much has been lately heard. With few exceptions the races passed off minus accidents, and as every attention was paid to the requirements of the crowd who packed the race-course during the week: complaints regarding limited accom modation have been few. As most of our readers are aware of the doings of each day's racing, we shall merely give the names of the placed horses in the different events. As usual, the season opened with the Melbourne Stakes, for which there were only four starters, and which was won by Chester, with Cap-a-pie second. Hotham Handicap, a mile...

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REVIEW OF THE INDOAFFGHAN QUESTION. "Scribendi recti, sapere est et principium st fons."—HORACE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 November 1878

REVIEW~, OFI "?T HE'INDO AFFGOHAN QUESTION. Br GxosTmos. SScrtibendi recti, sapere eat etprincipium et fons."-HozAcz. THE population' of Afghanistan is esti mated variously at from four to nine millions, but as nothing definite is known with regard to its actual numbers, most writers compute it at between five and six millions. It consists of numerous races classified in the following manner, viz.:--Pre Affghans, Beloochees, Persians-including Tarjiks, Indians, Cashmeres, Tartars of all descriptions, and miscellaneous. The Affghan race, which is divided into tribes or clans, somewhat after the fashion of the High land clans of Scotland, is predominant. This division into tribes has given rise to the assumption not generally known, of the possibility of it being descended indirectly from the lost ten tribes of Israel, but as those who have made this question their study, are unable to pro duce sufficient evidence in support of their theory, I am inclined to the belief that the assump...

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COBURG COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 November 1878

COBULEG COUNCIL. The ordinary meeting of the above Council was held on Monday the 4th inst. There were present Cr. Ritchie (President) Crs. Hunt, Kendall. Rollands, Landellsa Kyle, and Jones. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. Two tenders were accepted viz:-. Langhan for works in Victoria and Water ford-streets £25 18s 10d. Works in East Road Box Forest, J. Langham L£ 17s. The Finance Committee presented ac counts forpayment amounting to £50 13s 7d which were passed. Cr. Hunt then moved and Cr. Kendall seconded-"That to raise the sum referred viz: £1855 17s 6d this Council make and levy a general rate of one shilling in the pound sterling on the net annual value of the rateable property in the Shire of Coburg for a period commencing on the 4th day of March 1878, and ending on the 7th day of November 1879, and that the said rate be payable in one sum due and payable on and after the 7th day of November 1878." After some slight discussion this resolution was ...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 November 1878

GENERAL NOTICE. THE Mercury is published every Saturday I 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 onthe first Satur day in the months of December, March, June, and September. The Editor will be obliged for inform ation-more especially relating to local matters. SCALE FOR.ADVERTISING. Business Cards. per quarter, fromi 7a 6d. Official and Election Advertisements, each insertion, Remanch ; ,., 2s. 6d, Want places, Ser vats , Iouses azid Land for Sale or 'to Let; Articles for. Sale ori Ex:letige, Miscel laneous. Missing Friends, &c., Os. 6d. Notices of' Births; Deaths; and ." Marriages ..... s. Od. 'Td -WidmETISE'Rs.--tice-" to withdrawt adverti 4fl ift` bM give{ in writing. jcrgergryu can be obtained from any of I. the following agents :--Subscription is, per quarter. F . . :. r G. CazN Ln, . .... 167 Smith stree...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 November 1878

DURHAM :HOUSE. J. CURRY, TJAILOR & HABIT lEAKER, S79 . 81 ?MITH .ST . FITZROY.: R. KE RSH AW. Family 3rocer and Provision Merchant LANCASHIRE - STORE, HODDLE STREET (corner Gipps street) Families waited onfor orders. Eggs and Fresh Butter from best dairies. I. TELL U THERE R No Haircutters to equal. PROFESSOR HIGGINBOTHAM. T. HIGGINBOTHAM,, Sensational .aircutter, etc., Respectfully informs the public that he cuts hair in all the following fashionable styles: Rifle Corps, Garibaldi, Palmerston, Horse shoe, Byron, Brutus, Oxford, American, French, Cambridge, West end, Dundreary, sad Military crop. Haircut and shampoo'd T. HIGGINBOTHAM, 215 SMffTlH STREET, FITZROY. All kinds of Fancy Pipes, etc. CHAS. MOORE, (Late of Collingwood) CEprver a& G-i1der, Pic?tre Frame Mater, 114 Lonsdale st., opposite hospital, Melb'ne. Re-Gilding, Map Mounting, &e. CHAS. CANTLON, HAIRDRESSER, AND TOBACCONIST, SIMPSON'S ROAD, [Opposite Simpson's hotel.] . fine assortment of Meerscha...

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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. Before Messrs. Tucker, Raven, Ricardo, Woodhead, Bennetts, and Bell. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 November 1878

POLICE. FITZROY-Mo?O DAY. Before Messrs. Tucker, Raven, Ricardo, Woodhead, Bennetts, and Bell. Hans Bassert was charged with attempt ing to commit suicide. Alexander Scharer said that on the 24th September prisoner went to his house, and went into the yard. Shortly after he heard a shot, and on going into the yard be saw the prisoner fall in the verandah. Scharer said that he believed the reason for the prisoner attempting to kill himself was on account of unrequited love. It was stated that the ball went in at the right temple and travelled round the forehead, and was extracted on the left side. Remanded for a week to permit his friends to take care of him. George Fox-illegally on the premises. Edward Beardsall said the defendant was once an apprentice of his, but having absented himself from his employment, he was discharged. He did not give the lad any permission to be on his premises. Con. A14G said that on the 31st nit. he found the lad on Mr. Beardsall's premiser asleep. Sent ...

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MANSFIELD TRAGEDY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 November 1878

MANSFIELD TRAGEDY. When the body of the unfortunate Ser- geant Kennedy was found by the search party, a close examination was made of the spot, and from the appearance of the place it was evident to the party that the sergeant must have fought bravely for his life. A number of bullet holes were found in a tree close to where the body was lying, and it is probable that when the bushrangers at- tempted to disarm the sergeant he made for the tree with the hope of fighting the ruffians, but the odds being too much against him, he was shot before he could get to the tree. It seems that after the sergeant fell wounded, one of the bushrangers must have gone up to him and fired another shot into his chest, from a very close distance, as the deceased's clothes around the wound were scorched. The body was brought into Mansfield, where an inquest was held. It would seem that after the ruffians had committed the awful crime, they decided to leave that part of the country, although the general o...

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HOW TO BUD ROSES. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 November 1878

HOW TO BUTD BOSE& JirY is the best timeforbaddingroses, and though this is rather a deicate operation, you may like to try your hand at it. A great many kinds of roses are strengthened and improved by being budded on stocks of a more hardy nature, and the best for this pur pose are good and healthy stems of the common wild briar. You must so ob serve your stock, and the bad you in tend transferring to it, as to place them in suitable relative positions. Chose a twig on which the leaf-buds are too far advanced, and detach one by passing a sharp knife from an inch or more below the eye to half an inch above it, just so deep as to insure the raising of so much of the wood, particularly under the eye, as shall cause that part to be at least level with, if not rather prominent over, the parts above and below it. Next pare away just the edges of the bark at the of the side shield, which is the name technically given to the outer strip of stemattached toabud. Select an even piece o...

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ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 November 1878

ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. Ansraacr of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week ending 2nd November, 1878. District. ° Brighton ... ... 2 1 Brunswick ... . 3 Carlton ... ... 49 10 Fitzroy ... ... 9 3 Collingwood ... ... 16 8 Flemington ... ... 1 1 Footscray ... ... 4 1 Hawthorn ... .. 7 2 Hotham ... ... 8 5 Kew ... ... ... Not re cived Melbourne (South) ... 6 16 Melbourne (West) ... 7 5 Prahran ... ... 4 4 Richmond ... .. 11 4 Sandridge .. -. 4 1 Emerald Hill ... ... 12 7 South Yarra ... ... 7 6 St. ilda ... ... 5 1 Williamstown ... ... 9 3 164 78 Of the total deaths elevn or about 14 per cent, were of children under the age of one year, and twenty-two or about 28 p,.r cent, were of children under three years. The districts are healthy.

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