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MAN AND PORPOISE FIGHT. (NEW YORK MERCURY.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 4 December 1875

MAN AND PORPOISE FIG.TT, (NM MU, YORK M1zROUIY,) 1'ur4t 1811 jitad boon1 disport'ing Idmeolf close to, tLia shtore, and wvhou tbo tido rIechled Its lowest obb lie found Iimself iuned t up In n lake of perhixps a hiundred yndls long, formed by thdal Mmnlld-baual no' Imn lnlet in front of the rndlroaul diepot, ibaeward kho fish would have had to plough, over teri feet 'of sand to reach deep water, and up the inlel ~inother bar stretched across so. scantily, covered with water that the fish, after many fruitless efforts, ceased to attempt to escape in that way. The idlers, on the beach were first made aware of his presence by the appear ance of what they all believed to be a shark's fin cutting the water in its swift darts from one bar to another. Al though the imprisoned fish occasionally :took long leaps above water, succeeded by dives in the true porpoise fashion,, "A shark! a sharkl" was passed from' one mouth to another, and the bathers, betook themselves to the beach with a haste...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 4 December 1875

PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY, Labor Omnia .Vincit. . TO QORRESPONDENT8. Rejected communictdions cannot be returned' i ' under any circumstances whatever. No 'notice can be, taken of anonymous com Smunications. 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 inconvenitience and delay to persons interested we hai?e to request that all business 'communications, including advertisements, orders for the paper, andremitttances, be ad dressed to GmrnrzIT & SPAv?s, and not to the EDITOR., ' ADVERTISEMENTA, in all cases, to be prepaid. Letters and other communications intended for insertion in, the news columns should be addressed to the Editor. .

Publication Title: Mercury
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SATURDAY, DEC. 4, 1875. OURSELVES. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 4 December 1875

SATURDAY:, DEC. .4, 1875. T.i; Mercury,:is; now:?,entering upon the second year of'its existence. ?.With all nei° undertakinigs therie ia certain amount df 'trigle. 'The general puiblic, sa rule, do not take 'kindly to new ,things. ,,But we,set out with the determination 'to..'make the. Mercury newspaper a really good paper, as far as practtliabie, replete with local iiitelli gence, general news, and literature of all countries. We have done all in.our power, according to our limited means. It s;: therefore, with feelings ofi satis faction'that we' can state the 'general 'pubii?" have 'aperelated ourr 'efforts. The Mercury has proved an unmistak able success. The .adertisers have come,; forward; and rendered success certain; and the circulation "has -gone on increasing.;" The flaittering reception we have met with encoiirages us in any effort we may make for the future. It will be our aim to make the ,Mercury, what. we first stated as,our intention, a first-class weekly, paper, the....

Publication Title: Mercury
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COLLINGWOOD, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3rd [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 4 December 1875

COLLINGWOOD, FRIDAT, DEOI~MB 3rd Before Messrs. Morgan (Mayor), W. Kidney, and Wood. James Izard a licensed pawnbroker carrying on business in Smith Street, was charged with having neglected to make certain entries in his book as directed by the 19th. section of the Pawnbrokers Act, after hearing the evidence, the bench fined defendant 5s. with 10s. costs. O'Regan v. Williams. Insulting language. Postponed for a week. Ferris v. M'Leavy.-Claim for £4 4s. 7d. for goods sold and delivered. Order for amount and 6s. costs. Same v. Thiu.-Claim for At 6s. 10d., for goods sold and delivered. Order for amount, and 5s. costs. Joseph Molds was informed against for neglecting to keep a light on a dangerous work in Reilly street. He was fined 5s. Charles Willisson, for neglecting to keep a light burning over some building material in the public street, near Steeth's hotel, was fined 10s. William Harkley, qr allowing goeat to wander, was fined 6s., and Os, costs. Eliza Gibbins v, Jeremiah Ahorn.-...

Publication Title: Mercury
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 4 December 1875

GENERAL NOTICE. THE Mercury is published every Saturday Morning. Persons wishing to haviethe 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 oi?the first Sat-' urday in the months of December, March, June, and September. The Editor will be obliged for inform. atien,-Jno ,Xen914.A 9ially.J4 Atin -m loal matters. SCALE TOR ADVERTISING.! •c Business.Cards, pcr.quarter, frqm. .,s.,Q4.d, Official and Election Advertisements, each insertion, per inch ... 2s. 6d. Want places, Servants,' Houses'and' Land for Sale or, to Let, Articles _" for Salo , b Exchange,)Misco1-; laneous, Missing Friends, &o., Os. 6d. No o Birts, , eaths,n q end; ' I.~ To ADniTyai5nts.-Noticd ;,o, salldraw advertisements must, be given wZi riting. TjHE Mercur can bo'obtained from to anyp?, J. the' followlng agents : -Stibsorptioh' ib6 per quarter. r: .,, r . -. -rs,'WooDnusw,,.. g1 brunsw k ...

Publication Title: Mercury
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 4 December 1875

CHRIISTMAS AND BIRTHDAY t '! a(REýEN I S, l ' ( WI ` W11 SALE A 21D rkt TI ', I OY,. ,NAN6Y Y. REPqSI'TO1R,, 8, Smith st.. Coll ingwood. Crioketing< goods,. worl4iboxes, ,,writing-. isks, albums, ladies', bags, and companiops. -, toys, station ;y and rf f Y?¢y gpd q? ory d sorip p etiite`bl o bt bleC },= HRISTMAS PRESENTS &,NEW YEARS' LIFTS Berlin wool 4d. per dozen. Storokeeopes and hawkers suipplied. MRS. HIGGE;NS'l IA.NOY. REPOSITORY;'. 149 SMITH, STREETj 'FITZROY. raiding Blocks in' great variety. tttdrnis' amped on every Material for 'Braiding. inking done. Berlin Wool in great variety colors. ' Registry Offleo for 8ervantal gent for Coutts' guaranteed Acetio Acid. boo0t and Shoei. Oh I Mama, what pretty boots Miss iones ears., Ah I where did she buy them., . Why; I ,thought .everybod -' ~kicw, other, at RoniAnnh'. Ifie O ioe.is owded every day. Go early n'b tuitda' ight and buy me a pair. Be auiri $o, go:to o right place. W?. RICHARDS,:j Opposite Wesleyal n ...

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FRANK LAYTON. (AN AUSTRALIAN STORY.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 4 December 1875

Ii *,, :·i, ei. vo . i ? ý : BY' G. B.'· ltLARGOEA.NT )' ?E E A .'' WELL, and apart from this, was ,he iot 'lonely/? We follow now another traih of: thbtiglht" Where'' ws ' the congeniial ociety with which he could, if only occasionally, ,mingle?,," In the intercourse .he had held with his em ployeir,; and withhis employer's friend and ' neighbour,., Mr. Irving, he 'lihad disdcovered thati good sense, mental oulture, and4 refined habits, might be met with in the bush. This wasi not all; he looked back with mingled' feel ings.of pleasure and yet positive ,ain to one bright autumn day, when,.in company. withMr. Bracy, two ygung ladies had visited the cattle station had; : passed 'an hour or two at the stockman's' hut-had been struck with the marks of taste which his own' in dustry' in the cultivation of a'ga;adein, and. various other refinements, had made apparent. One of the young ladies 'he 'knew to be' the younger daughter' f his employer; in the other lie might have'recognized the...

Publication Title: Mercury
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FITZROY—THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 4 December 1875

FITZRO Y-THneDAT, DEOaErnan 2. Before Messrs. . Templeton, P.M., Marsden, McLean, Delbridgo, Benntts, Woodhead, and T. Kidney. John Charles, an elderly man, who had previously been remanded on a charge of larceny, was now brought up, and dise charged. Two lads, named respectively Ernest Webb and James Dorrington, and another very small boy named William M'Caffery, were charged with stealing vegetables from a garden rear the Merri Creek. M'Caffory was discharged; and Dorrington and Webb were each fined 10s., or twenty.four hours in gaol. George Darrah, loenioo of the Derby hotel, Gertrude street, was charged with Sunday trading. Inspector Dobson con. ducted the prosecution, and Mr. Edwar~a appeared for the defence. Henry unghes, sworn: I am a bootmaker, I know the defendant was at hbj liqonsed house, the Derby hoteol an Sunday, the 21st of NovIOuhor. There were three or four of us there. I did not drink any liquor. Could not say that there was any liquan drank. There was boor on the ...

Publication Title: Mercury
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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 4 December 1875

The Japanese Commissionors visited Messrs. Clarke and Son's tannery, at Yarraberg, on Monday last. South Australia will have 900,000 acres 'under wheat this year. The British Government are considering the representations of the Australian colonies in favor of the annexation of New Guinea. 'A ?woman named Tyler has been com mitted for trial, on a charge of poisoning, at New Norfolk, Tasmania. The New South Wales Government have issued medals (of gold and silver) for personal bravery during the bushranging "period. Two men were struck by lightning at Dubbo, narrowly escaping death. The cost of the Philadelphia 'Exhibition ,isestimdted at 8,500,000 dollars. Garibaldi has written to the insurgents of Herzegovina, expressing sympathy with t?hem." SThoAgricultural Hall, at Islington, has been destroydd by a hurricane of wind. SIt is to bo observed of a regular advertiser * that he is a man who is pretty sure to be prosperous in business; generally stands A 1 among his neighborsP always w...

Publication Title: Mercury
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POETRY. HOPE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 4 December 1875

POETRY. H'OPE. Lot me not beo shamod of my Hopo.--ourxs , v. 5. TOPE begins with life's clear morn, .II By bounteous Nature it is given; It oheers us while we thus on earth SCalmly await the Heavenly birth. 'ANWARD then we gently press. SV From Childhood into radiant Youth. Still'HopE is near to cheer and bless All Pilgrims through this wilderness. PDEEPING slowly through swift time, .L Cometh the sturdy form of man, E'or longing to see that blissful day When trials here must pass away. •V'EN in death blest hope art thou, .1J Cheering to our journey's end. Oh ! happy, happy now are they ,-Who hope to live eternally. J.V. W.

Publication Title: Mercury
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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 4 December 1875

POLICE. FITZROY-Mo-NDy, NovSMnER 20TD. Before Messrs 'P. Kidney (Chairman), Mahoney (Mayur), Marsden, Woodhead, and Delbridge. Police v. Knevette.-Furious driving, remanded from the previous Monday, was now withdrawn, James Bostiok, charged with drunken ness, was fined 6s., with 2s. 6d. costs, or twenty-four hours in gaol. A repulsive-looking individual, named Henry Lloyd, was brought up in custody, charged with assaulting a man named Edward Evans, and he was further charged with assaulting a woman named Annie Diokonson, who resides with her mother in Leicester street, Fitzroy. The evidence went to show that about twelve o'clock on Saturday night the prisoner entered the house where Evans. is residing, forced his way into the bedroom, and struck the prosecutor a violent blow in the face whilst •he was asleep in bed. Prosecutor then jumped up, and some blows were exchanged. Mrs. Dickenson, who was in her own room up~stairs at the time, rushed down and went to tlhe front door to call ...

Publication Title: Mercury
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CRICKET. SKETCHES BY PRYING PETER. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 4 December 1875

CRICKET. SKETCHES BY PRYING PETER. It is strange what effects are produced by infatuation; and if ever this weakness was displayed.to a wondering public, it was on Saturday last, during the contest between the Collingwood (holders) and the Abbots. ford, for the Collingwood. Challenge Cup. The infatuation I refer to was that of the Abbotsford captain keeping Taylor bowling all the afternoon, in face of the melancholy, and no doubt galling fact, that he was being most unmercifully "pasted" by the Collingwood Champions. Last season this individual was lauded to the skies' for his bowling powers, and without a doubt he did excellent service for the Abbotsford, but the latter relying too much on past achievements, imagined that he would again prove 'a terror to .all cricketers who took block before him. Another bad feat. are in Luoas's captainship, was that of taking off Crawford who was really bowling well, instead of giving Taylor a release, which he much needed, and the putting off of...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 4 December 1875

LOCAL NEWS. Answers to arithmetic questions.-The lender makes 601 per, cent. per: annum, nearly.,. The: borrower pays 68 16.21 per cent. per annum nearly. The Water Supply department hs.isgued instructions forbidding the use of 'the hydrant for watering streets after the l?t of, January next. "The Collingwood Council has let one of the rooms of the Albert' Institute to the Government for the use of the Post' and Telegraph department, at a rental of thirty shillings per week. Mr. Mason, M.L.A. has instructed his solicitor to issue a writ for libel against the Age newspaper, for statements made in an artiole in Tuesday's issue, . The damages are.laid at £2000. On and after to-day excursion tickets will be issued on the Government railways, available for return up to the following Monday-night. The Saturday exoursion is &bout'a single fare and;a half. :? " The Sparrow Club are in difficulties which would not have .arisen had the public, who are, though they tiay think not, part...

Publication Title: Mercury
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THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 4 December 1875

THE. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. ON Tuesday night last' a :scene took place, in the Legislative Assembly,'the remeinmbance of 'which 'must. make every, honest colonist bluslih for very shame. To say that the House had made itself into a common Bear Garden is, indeed, too mild a term. It Would appear as if the vilest, passions of man were let loose on the odccasion and utterances wore made. which, if they had been made in, private society, would have exposed the utterers to the indignation and vengeance of fan outraged community. It seems :as <if both' ides of theo House had'set themr seklves to Work to sonee which 'could be thoe most .ilufying.; Utterily, foi. getful of all decency, and the business of the country, which they had been sent there to honestly transact, they called forth all their powers of vitupora tion and calumny. Characters which should' have been held sacred were pulled to: pieces with a ruthlessness more characteristic of the infernal regions than of mortal ...

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CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of out correspondents. COLLINGWOOD SPARROW CLUB. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 4 December 1875

CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of oa~ correspondents. COLLINGWOOD SPARROW OCLUB. TO THE EDITOR OF THE HERIOURY. Bra,-Permit me to express my pleasure, and record my. thanks to those of oeer Councillors and his.Worship the Mayor, for their-supporti of the motion for £10 to aa. sist the above club, which however wase lost by one vote. I regret that Conncillor Holland. whose constituents, more than any others, would have been benefltted, should, after an understood support, have votid against us. I notice, with deep regret, that any motion, or question likely to benefit Victoria ward in the north of the town is sure to be 6pposed by the worthy Council. lors of Barkly ward, except when it is likely to benefit their own little electorate, such as the flagging, channelling, and lighting the boundary line' Smith street. I hope some spirited Councillor will revive the motion, or that the ratepayers who are'the suffe'rers'will'call upon" the several Council. lore ...

Publication Title: Mercury
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 4 December 1875

FI f SU IN'IGE. ¶1tie National Insurance Company fi a., tralahia (Limited). MODERATE RATES OF. PREMIUM. I DIRECTORS,,C ,,: Ohairmnan-Rioliard Twentyman, Esq, Vicea=Chairman-Thos. Moubray, Esq., J,P.' .;:: JL. M'Cfure, Esq. Th:inias Alston, Esq, J.P. Heon. C. J. Jenner, M.L.O. Matthew Lang, Esq. Henry Stephenson, Esq. No.1, Market-square, Colils ist.,Melbourneo. W].'MAOREDIE, E.i r . " o*fary, THE PREMIER ~R,PER?ANENT B LD ND,, AND *0Q_* .. w e i/vestlentAs.oi?atioo. Registered under .FrienOdly ? Societies' H v s 9 Watute" is08 1' .; A) ii SHARES': £25 ,' EAGH?R Entrance Fee, One Shilli per Share. Fo tIgli' < iubcrdption,1'1 per~ Share,: Offers remarkable inducements to I NWVY7'T O RS, ¬the most liberatd o BORR OWE?Rs: And the following rtes of' Intorest to DEP:OSI.T?OR. S, In sums of 1l and upwards 2 Months ... 8 per ,cent. per annum, Branch O1ffce: 180 Smith st., Collingwood. MELBOURNE MUTUAL.BENEFIT , BUfLDING' 0'G EI ' Incotpoiated tinder theB Tildin' Sooietiea' I- ,. ...

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PAPUA, OR NEW GUINEA. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 4 December 1875

PAPUA, OR NEW GUINEA. For some months past the Island of Papua, or, as it is otherwise called, Now Guinea, has been attracting a great deal of attention in both political and commercial circles. not only in this country but also in Australia. A deputation of gentlemen interested in our Eastern Empire recently waited upon Lord"Carnarzvan, at the Colonial Office, to urge this Minister to influence his Government 'to issue thefiat for the annexation of this island. The idea suggested of a .possible foreig. annexation should not be dis regarded. -It would, , indeed, eb un fortunate, for, a'lthough little is aciually known of the interior of New ; Guinea, that little'is highly in its favor. When it is considered that this island' forms one of that celebrated groupi described as the Indian Archipelago, including the Philippine Islands, Java, Sumatra, Borneo, the Celebes, and Timor, all of which have turned out mines of untold wealth 'to their respective owners, it is only natural to assum...

Publication Title: Mercury
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COUNCILS. COLLINGWOOD, DECEMBER 1ST. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 4 December 1875

COUNCILS, COLLINGWOOD, DECEMBER 1sT. Present at the ordinary fortnightly meeting of the above Council-Tho Mayor (Cr. Morgan) in the chair, Crs. Peters, ohnort, Kidney, Wright, Holland, Smith, Upton, and Walker. COitRESPONDENOE. A communication from the Registrar. General stated that a distinction would be made between weekly returns of births and deaths for Collin.wood and Fitzroy. Reuben Quarrill forwarded a pamphlet on the " Papyrograph, and how to use it." Received. The Collingwood Medical Dispensary and Retreat for Fallen Women, Alfred Hospital, and Victorian Humane Society asked for consideration in distribution of charity vote. The room in the Albert Institute was granted for the use of Post and Telegraph Department, at a rental of 30s. per week. The Librarian informed the Council that an opportunity to purchase books was open at Messrs. Gemmel and Tuckett's auction, on the 8th inst.. Referred to Library Committee. A communication from the Water Supply Department stated that n...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 4 December 1875

2Uaossianaos. JOHN. RAIN, Nightman arid` General" Carter, 41 OXFORD ST., COLLINGlWOOD, Orders received at Stone's Forgo; Peelst. Waterclosets and Cesspools emptied, and Bobbish removed at lowest rates, " Patent Earth-oloset and Pans emptied by the year, month, or week. Earth suppi ed. THE ARCADE-BOOK. AND a -' Stationery Dpot, 'Smth. street, .: DUN N;' CARTER, & COLLINS (Late James Mirams) Cheap :Bookse Birthday Presents DUNN, CARTER, &"COLLIJNS The Arcade, Smith street, Col ingwood, F. C. :BURMAN'S FITZROYPORTRAIT, ROOMS 145 SMITH BST., 'Carte-de-Vleites 7e. 6d. per doz. Instantaneousportraits of Children. "'-ns. EWANS, FRENCH .LAUNDRESS, :188 George Street. SFITZROY. Inspeotion is invited. T ITSHMAS E. VERGA, COMMERCIAL AND GENERIAL PRINTERSB PAPER.BAG MANUFACTURER, . ': "?Grocers' Stationer, &do., 'ý ' "MELBOURNE. .'Joseph Ballinger, BRICKLAYER & PLASTERER, 105 Gore Street, Fitzroy. 'All kinds of repairs done. Smoky chimneys cured, and general jobb...

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OCEAN OF THE SAHARA. (ANGLO-AUSTRALASIAN.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 4 December 1875

OOEAN OF THE' SAHARA. (ANOLO.AUBTRALArIAN.) AN undertakinig is at present on foot, projected by Mr. Donald Mackenzie, to cut a canal ;from the Atlantic Ocean idto the Great Desert 'of the Sahara, and thus once more convert it. into -an ocean. .,,. ? -The plhi'is simple in'the' extreme, and not to be compared, from an en gineering point: of' ,view, cin any way with the stupendous 'task a.hileved by M. de Lesseps,;in Egypt. - S?Cdmenncidg at CsapeJ;uby;'abreast of the Canary Islands, it is proposed to cut a .7inal thiough. tlei, five :bor` six miles of low sandhills or hummocks which here separate the Valley of the Niger from the Atlantic, and thus let the waves; of that ocean onee mord' roll in and cover the arid sands of the Great Desert, a large portion of which lies' below the 'level of"'the ''eal"r 'B means of this undertaking, when accomplished, Timbuctoo, at; present one of the most inaccessible?cities of the worlij iwould be ibrought w itlinla few tlay 'sasil of Southanipton;i...

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