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SUNDAY-SCHOOL CRICKET CLUBS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 November 1878

SUNDAY-SCHOOL CRICKET CLUBS. TO THE RDITOR OF THE MERCUYB. Sm,--That this is an age characterised by the great freedom with which opinions may be expressed will be patent to all who have read the communication headed " Sundy School Cricket Clubs." and signed "Censor," in your issue of the 2nd inst. It is quite refreshing to notice the off-hand manner in which this person deals with his subject. To him, apparently, there need be no difficulty in conducting a Sun. day-school. I can imagine him saying that " all that is required is to hear the boys and girls repeat their lessons, to sing hymns and say prayers, and there you are." The whole tenor of his letter appears to show that he khows nothing at all of the inner workings of Sunday-schools, that he has no great interest (if any) in them, and, finally, that he is no teacher. No teacher that I know of would have penned a letter to the public press with such inconsiderate, misleading, and undigested statements. To me it is unintelligib...

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COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 November 1878

COLLINGWOOD--ThEsmDAt Before Messrs. Walker, Barnett, Levena, and Marsden. William Wells-stealing pewter pots. Publican Devanny of the Ayrshire Arms, said he missed the pots last week, and valued them at 15s. He did not wish to press the charge. The boy pleaded guilty to the offence. The mother of the boy ap peared and seemed considerably afficted by the position of her son, and said it was all owing to bad company. The boy expressed considerable sorrow at his offence and said he would not offend again. Messrs Miller and McKean advised the discharge of the boy under the 303 section of the Justice of the Peace Statate. The Bench taking into consideration the fact that the prosecutor was unwilling to press the charge, cautioned the boy and sentenced him to 5 or 6 hours in the lock-up. William French--assault. Roger Alick, lolly vender, said he lived in Wellington street, and that he had been out with his lollies on Thursday last. He returned to his shop, where a larrikin was standing,...

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BOWLING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 November 1878

BOWLING. For some time past, some of the residents of North Fitzroy have felt the want of a Bowling Green in their district, they there fore, at the latter part of last season, applied to the managing Committee of Fitzroy Cricket and Recreation Reserve for a site on their grounds to form one, having obtained permission they set to work and a plot turned over and sown. Since then nothing has been doneto bring the affair to a success ful issue until a few months back, when the green was handed over to the managing Committee who have had it top dressed, a good supply of seed sown, a fence erected, and footpath formedaround it, thegrass is growing very nicely and it is contemplated that before long it will be on a par with most greens about Melbourne. On Monday evening last a meeting was called to form a club when the acting Secretary informed the meeting that about thirty gentleman had signified their intention of becoming members, whereupon it was decided to start the club at once, Mr...

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SHIRE OF HEIDDEBERG. WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 November 1878

SHIRE OF HEIDDEBEBG. WxDWEsDAT, Nov. 13. Present: Cr. Studley (President) Cra Wragge, Scotland, Davey, Smith, Duncan, and Bond. CORRESPONDE?NCE From W. H. Book, asking tobefurnished with information as to where he could appeal against the assessment on his pro perty. The Secretary stated that he had written to Mr. Book informing him that all appeals were heard at the Heidelberg court, but the day appointed had gone by. From Perry Bros., complaining of the assessment of their property at Alphington, and asking when and where they could appeal. The Secretary stated that the letter had been received prior to last meet ing, but owing to an accident the letter had been mislaid. Mr. Perry, who was present, stated that he had been debarred from the privilege of appealing through the letter not having been read at the last sitting of the Council. Cr. Wragge considered that Messrs. Perry had forwarded the letter in proper time. The President suggested that the Valuer should again go over the...

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MANSFIELD TRAGEDY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 November 1878

MANSFIELD TRAGEDY. Dunzre the past week nothing of any im portance has transpired in regard to the crime committed by Kelly's gang, who are still at liberty to repeat their outrages with impunity. It seems somewhat strange that the police were not provided with proper weapons, in the first place to enable them to cope with the desperadoes. The gang has now a full knowledge that they are being pursued by the police, and judging from their intimate knowledge of the bush, it is more than probable that it will be some time before they are taken, alive or dead. The number of men who are on the search is not sufficient to scour so rough a country, and until more are sent the cap ture of the gang is very unnea°-" The authorities would also do well to station a good force in the Mansfield district as there can belittle doubt that the "- '`_:3 many friends and sympathisers about there, who not only supply them with the means of subsistence but keep them -~" -'4 up in the movements of the pol...

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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 November 1878

POLICE. FITZROY-JMouYr. Before Messrs. Tucker, Raven, Marsden, Bell, and Woodhead. Thomas Cunningham--drunk while in charge of a horse. Thomas had been to a funeral, and hoped the Bench would deal leniently with him. Fined 5s with 5s costs. Hans Bassert-on a remand charge of attempting suicide. Sent home with a friend, who promised to take care of him. Samuel Lloyd--overloading a licensed vehicle. Constable Gahan said that he had been informed by a driver of the old 'bus company that the defendant was over loading his 'bus. Lloyd admitted that he had two in his 'bus more than he ought to have had. Driver Hutchins, of the Mel bourne Omnibus Company, stated that he had simply given information to the police because Lloyd had given information against him on previous occasions. In answer to Mayor Tucker, Hutchins said that he did not prosecute on public grounds but that if Lloyd would let him alone he would not interfere with him. Fined Is. George S. Meader, a respectable-looking young...

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NOTES AND COMMENTS. 131178. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 November 1878

NOTES AND COlIMMENTS. Br COSMOPOLITE. 13 11i 78. The races are, as every one knows, over for the present andthe stupendous excitement thereby produced has been succeeded'by a calm almost painful in its hushed intensity and the public are, to use an everyday expression "suffer ing a recovery." I hear that the book makers have been bitten pretty deeply, and it is said that the aggregate losses sustained by the ring amount to upwards of £100,000. This may be, and doubt less is in this instance true, but as the whole of the amount has come out of the public at some previous occasion I, for one, fail to see where the general gain exists. "Eight hours' labor, eight hours' rest, and eight hours'recreation,used tobe the rallying cry of the working men, but now it seems that having obtained the long sought for boon, that even eight hours labor is found to be irksome by the hornyhanded sons of toil. The public are well aware of the strike that lately occurred on Messrs, Nation and Co's. contr...

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A CHAIN OF EVIDENCE. [OIL CITY DERRICK.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 November 1878

A CHAIN OF EVIDENCE. [on, CITY DERRICK.] " Tis man, your Honor," said a lawyer who was prosecuting a Texas gentle man for stealing a horse ; " this man not only stole the horse, but we propose to prove that he did. He has a predilection for that sort of business, and before I have done I shall have woven about him a chain of evidence from which there can be no escape.. Listen ! "In the first place, 'g-u.i-l-t' is written upon his brow. In the second place, he was born at Horsehead, Mass ; not Marblehead, if your Honor please, but Horsehead. At the age of five years, he got a horse-chestnut fast in his mouth, and the physician who was called in said it was out'of his line, and recommended a dentist, who knocked out seven of the boy's teeth before the chestnut could be recovered. I would like to call the attention of this very intelligent jury to the fact that this was not an ordinary chestnut, but a horse-chestnut, horse; horse, horse, horse-chestnut. And remember, too, if you please...

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THE FATAL CARD. [AMERICAN PAPER.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 November 1878

THE FATAL CARD. . Am. CAN r ra. j Sosz years ago the Mississipi River was noted for its "floating palaces," as the large steamers plying between New Orleans and the ports above were called. Now the railways have driven nearly all the fine boats off the river, and left the field to the freight-boats, whose ac commodation for passengers are by no means palatial. The former class of steamers were in many respects delight ful, but they never ceased to be objects of dread to timid people, for if the racing, which was reduced to a system, did not result in the loss of the boat, there was sure to be one or more encounters between the lawless portion of the travellers, in which pistol bullets would fly rather thick for the comfort of steady going people. The cause of such dis turbances was generally a quarrel over the gambling-table. The regulations of the boat usually required that all such amusements should be conducted in a saloon provided for the purpose in the "Texas or officers' cabin...

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REVIEW OF THE INDO-AFFGHAN QUESTION. "Scribendi recti, sapere est et principium et fons."—HORACE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 November 1878

REVIEW OF THE INDO AFFGHAN QUESTION. Br GNosxTros. " Bcribendi recti, sapere est etprincipium at foans.--Hoa.cs. IT has been shown that the theories advanced in the previous remarks are narrowed down to a question of Russiain aggression, opposed to English su premacy in Asia. It will also be observed that by these theories we arrive at the assumption of ulterior designs on the part of the former power. Consequently- the: production of evidence in support of this assump tion involves a comparison of the relative positions of the two powers. The ques tion naturally presents :itself to our minds in many different forms, those requisite for our' purpose are':--Eng land's position and ability to defend her possessions in India' and the Fast. 'Russian advances in Asia, adverse policy of Persia. and Afffghanistan and Russian complicity therein, and the in ferences to be arrived at. With regard to the first : this is a question which no one will dispute, therefore' needs little comment. 'He...

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BEST KEPT YARDS. PRIZES GIVEN BY HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR OF COLLINGWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 November 1878

BEST KEPT YARDS. Pa?Izs awvs B His Wonsuw ras MAYOR OP COLLIHGWOOD. LN the interest, and at the solicitation of numerous readers, we publish the following abstract ef the arbitrators' awards in the matter of best kept yards in the city. The arbitrators-Messrs. Joel Eade, Benjamin Clark, and James M. Tait-state in their report that they have given primary con sideration to drainage, that being the great element in the preservation of public health. They also speak with gratification of the cleanliness exhibited in the various estab lishments visited. The awards were as follow:-Class 1, For the best kept yard and outhouses attached to hotels, 1st prize. £2 10s; 2nd, £1, and three supplementary prizes-25 entries. In this class, Mr. Davidson, of the Sir John Franklin, got £2 10s.; Messrs. Cully (Wellington-street), Page (Johnston. -street), and Benham (Smith-street), £1 each; Mr. Furnace, of Stanley-street 16s. Class II.-For the best kept yard and out-houses where horses or cows (or bot...

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FITZROY—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 November 1878

FIrZROY-ThUosDAr. Before Messrs. Showers, Raven, Kidney, -and Marsden. Margaret Clancy, a respectable looking girl of about 16 years of age. was charged with stealing a suit of boy's clothes from AMr. Cox, of Clifton Hill, Collingwood. Re manded to Colliugwood Police Court. James Fitzpatrick was charged with stealing a till and about 14s., the property of George Baird. That party stated that he was a storekeeper, living in Rae-street, North Fitzroy; also that on the 11th inst., at about 4 p.m., he saw a man going out of his shop. When he noticed Baird he began to run, and prosecutor followed and caught Fitzpatrick, who had a small deal box with money in it amounting to 14s, under his arm. William Buckley said he saw the man running along a right-of-way, and throw something away. Be went to the place and picked up a box which was the article thrown away. Con. Stewart said that the man admitted having taken the money. Sent to gaol for 3 months. The same man was charged with stealing 4...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 November 1878

.Enerals frnished.bj W. G. RAVE N, J n. d e r t? ,. 3l efr At PRICES LOWEE,than any ho'se in Victoria. Note the address: 203 4 205 SMITHST., FITZROY. CORRUPTON! Corruption. ; , . Corruption. MESSRS. READ 1 JOBSON 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 portion of the Bankrupt Stock :RAY &: CO., are SFALSE. FLSE. I`:LSE .We only desire - to cll attention to the receipt below. (cow). In the Trust: estate of BRayand Co., of Smith and Peel st., Collingwood, Drapers. ,We hereby . certify , that-Mr.- H. JOBSON. (of the firm of ,BRead and Jobson) is Sole Purchaser FOROCASH of the entire Stock-in-Trade in above Estate. (Signed.) :ECROYD 'and -DANBY, -Trade Asignees, 38 Elizabeth-street; 'Melbourne. Sale of the only genuine IRAY &+ Co's+STOCK At the old premises, corner of SMITH &-PEEL STS;, NOW ON. .NOW ON. READ IJOBSON I Late 'wi...

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COUNCILS. CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 November 1878

COUNCILS. 'CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBEs 13, 1878. Present-Cr. Walker (Mayor), in the chair; Crs. Peters, Smith, Wright, Hans low, Bryant. Turner, and Upton. CORRESPONDENCE. From the Lands and Survey Department, -stating that in reference to the sale of the Market Reserve the department had received the council's letter; also it had been decided to issue a Crown Grant to the Board of Land and Works and the Col lingwood Council jointly for the Darling Gardens. From the Chairman of a Committee of the International Exhibition in reference ,to the arrangements for building the same. lReceived. From Hale Budd. Secretary of Reception Committee to the Australian Cricket Team, asking the council's patronage. Granted. From Richard Sobley, drawing attention to the filthy state of gutters in Hilton street. From John Beaunchamp, asking permis sion to put a crossing over the footpath in Gipps-street, for the purpose of making a new street in continuation of Charles-street. It was deci...

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TO MEET AGAIN. (FAMILY HERALD.) CHAPTER IV.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 November 1878

TO MEET AGAIN. (rsurn HmaLD.) CHAPTEr IV.-Continued Piers was wending his way home over the fields towards that gate where he had first seen Nina, when suddenly there was a rush of hoofs behind, and Light Blue swept past with Nina on him, pale as death, her eyes filled with a great horror. "Save me!" she gasped. "Piers save me ! " Poor child, no human power could save her. With the bit in his teeth Light Blue dashed on, and Piers cried out, with a great fear at his heart "Nina, for heaven's sake, sit fast ! " They neared the double ditch with the line of rails on the top of the bank. For a second Piers covered his eyes with his hand and groaned. Light Blue dashed madly at the jump. Nina, un able to look, closed her eyes, sick and terrified. " She is over i " shouted Mr. Vane. No ! Oh, Heavens, he's down ! " His fore-feet striking the top rail, the horse rolled heavily over, and a cry arose-not from Nina, but from Piers a cry as of a man in agony-and then came silence. White to the l...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 November 1878

GENERAL NOTICE. ltHE Mercury is published every Saturday Morning. Perions wishing to have the paper regularly delivered at their place of beine.s or, residence will be charged Is. per quarter, payable in advance; by post is. 6d. per quarter. The quarter commences onthe firstSatur 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, from 7s. 6d. Official and Election Advertisements, each insertion, per inch -.. 2s. 6d. Want places, Servants, Houses and Land for Sale or to Let, Articles f!r sle .or Exchange, Miscel laneous-M ing Friends, &c., 0Os. 6d. Notices of Births, Deaths, and Marriages-... .. ... . Od. IFo AntMa'rtsae.-N-Notic to withdraw .verTisimeints mustbe given in writing. MHE Mercury can be obtained from any of 1 the following agents :-Subscription Is, per quarter.., _ G. CAueraL ... 167 Smith street. Mrs. Woonanur... 96 B...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 November 1878

DURHAM HOUSE. J. CURRY, TAILOR &H ABIT MAkER, 79 4x 81 SMITH ST., FITZROY. R. KERSHAW. Family .rocer and Provision Merchant LANCASHIRE STORE, HODDLE STREET (corner Gipps street) Families waited on for orders. Eggs and Fresh Butter from best dairies. I TELL U THERE R No Haircntters to equal 'PROFESSOR HIGGINBOTHAM. T. HIGGINBOTHAXB Sensational Haircutter, 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, and Military crop. Hair cut and shampoo'd T. HIGGINBOTHAM, 215 RMI4H STREET, FITZROY. All kinds of Fancy Pipes, etc. CHAS. MOORE, (Late of Collingwood) Carver &? G-ilder, Picture Frame Maker, 114Lonsdale st, opposite hospital, Melb'ne. Re-Gilding, Map Mounting, &c. CHAS. CANTLON, HAIRDRESSER, AND TOBACCONIST, SIMPSON'S ROAD, [Opposite Simpson's hotel. Afine assortment of Meerschaum & Woo...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, NOV. 16, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 November 1878

PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. -Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, NOV. 16, 1878. At the last meeting, of the Coiling wood Council the Schedule of the pro. posed new works, as prepared. and dis tributed by the Public Works Com mittee, was approved and adopted. This Schedule, which our readers will find printed in full' in an6ther column, is very varied in the nature of its dis tribution, but evidently shows that" a clear and definite system of City im provement has been adopted, and one which, in a few years, will makee Col lingwood in so thorough and complete condition as'to place it fully on a level with the best regulated municipalities in Victoria. This system followed in coming years cannot but result in a decided change for the better. in the general healthiness of a locality which naturally is inclined to be swampy and malarious in its lowest'levels.' In fact the course pursued hitherto in the works. executed during the. past few years has resulted in a marked decrease in the general r...

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Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 November 1878

MARRIAGES. Alfred Bayfield, of Carlton, to Annie O'Leary, of Collingwood, on the 14th of November, by Mr. Kinsman, minister of the Free Church of England. David Cook, on the 14th instant, at Fitzroy, to Isabella Patterson, both of Colling- wood, by Mr. Kinsman, minister of the Free Church of England, Park-street. John Tanner Gillman, of West Melbourne, to Sarah Oldfield, of Collingwood, on the 14th instant, by Mr. Kinsman, minister of the Free Church of England, Collingwood.      

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REVIEW OF THE INDOAFFGHAN QUESTION. "Scribendi recti, sapere est et principium et fons."—HORACE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 23 November 1878

REVIEW OF THE INDO AFFGHAN QUESTION. BY GNOSTIKOS. " Scribendi recti, sopere est et principium et fons."--Ho ACE. WxIT regard to the misapplication of these opinions,* there is a singular har mony existing between them and those of more recent authorities, to which Mr. Greig draws attention. These are Lord Lawrence, Lord Mayo, and Lord Northbrook, each of whom, on previous occasions administered the affairs of the Governments. To these we cannot attach too much importance for the "chief basis of their policy was the fear that the experiment of coercing Sher All into tractability, and of making him a terrified dependent of the Indian Government should fail."t One result of this policy has been the maintenance of a " masterly inaction" until the present decline of English infiluence at Kabul has called forth a bolder policy. Without going further into details on this point, it is ap parent that Hindoostan is vulnerable on its northwest frontier, that assertions to the contrary are sup...

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