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FITZROY.—MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 November 1878

FITZROY.-MNowYr. Before Messrs. Tucker, Marsden, Wood head, Bennetts, Raven, and Ricardo. Honora Boardman, drunk and disorderly. Fined is with 2s 6d cab hire or 25 hours. Thomas Finch, drunk and disorderly. Thomas got into the'bus stables but could not get out. Fined 203 or two days in gaoL Mary Jaspar got three months for being an incorrigible prostitute. Mary Ann Bayless, of the same character and described by the police as the most shameless creature that walked the streets, was sent to gaol for one month. Robert Murray. - Sabbath - breakingly drunk. Fined 10s and 2a 6d cab hire, or 48-hours' imprisonment. Thomas Lawlor.-No light on dray at night. Excuse was that he expected to be out of town before dark. Fined 2s 6d. William Raines, at the instance of the Inspector of Nuisances, was fined 10s with 5s costs for allowing offensive fluid to flow down the street channel.

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 November 1878

ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND ,DRATHS. Asra?Tcr of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week ending 16th November, 1878. .0 . District. a Brighton ... ... 4 ... Brunswick ... ... 3 Carlton ... ... 39 8 Fitzroy ... ... 24 6 Collingwood ... ... 22 9 Flemington .. ... 5 2 Footecray ... ... 8 2 Hawthorn ... ... 6 1 Hotham ... ... 10 5 Kew ... ... ... I1 Melbourne (South) ... 7 15 Melbourne (West) ... 10 3 Prahran ... ... 8 2 Richmond ... ... 20 8 Sandridge ... ... 6 Emerald Hill ... ... 16 7 South Yarra ... ... 4 2 St. Kilda ... ... 8 1 Williamatown ... ... 8 t 207 72 Of the total deaths 22 or about 131 per cent, were of children under the age of 3 years, 14 being under one year.

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
FITZROY—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 November 1878

FITZROY-THm snaL. Before Messrs. Showers, T. Kidney, and Maraden. Louis Clemont was fined 5s for being drunk and disorderly. Sue Gee v Thomas O'Neil. Assault. The Chinese said that on one day lest week he went to the defendant's house for an ac count that was owing for some tea. He saw his wife who said she would go in for the money. She did go in, but O'Neil came out, and he assaulted the Chinaman by striking him with his own bambo. He had to go to the hospital in consequence of the injuries he had received from O'NeiL Hang On, another Chinaman, saw O'Neil ran up to the plaintiff, but saw no assault take place. James O'Meara said he heard an altercation between O'Neil and the China man, who refused to go out when ordered out by the defendant; who then took up the Chinaman's tea baskets and threw them over the fence. He then took up the China man's bambo and struck him over the neck. O'Neil, in defence said, that the Chinaman wentto his front door one day when his wife was out, to a...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
PRESTON.—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 November 1878

PRESTON.-THuasnDY. Before Messrs. Beaver and Patterson. Walter Harris, Fitzroy. two cows wan dering. As this was the second offence he was fined 40s and 2s 6d costs, or three days in gaoL Francis Sumner, Northcote, three cattle wandering. Fined 10s and 2s 6d costs. John Spellasey, Collingwood, eight cattle wandering. Fined 20s and 2s 6d costs. George Thomson, Collingwood. Two cattle wandering. Fined 5s and 2s Gd costs. Peter Brown, William Cameron, and Gustsv Salm were each fined 5s and 2s 6d costs for negligent driving. Cameron was found asleep on top of a load of wood. Daniel Ready. who had been in the em ploy of Mr. Henderson, dairyman, and who has only just been discharged from the Geelong gaol where he had been imprisoned for larceny, was charged with stealing clothing and bedding from Charles Smith and Charles Kassrew, two men in the em ploy of Mr. Henderson, on the 15th August last. Complainants deposed to the theft of their goods to the value of about £~ each. Mr. Solomons o...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CYPRUS AND ITS TIMBER. [BUILDER.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 November 1878

CYPRUS AND ITS TIMBER. BETW?EE the two mountain ranges of the Messaria lies a broad tract of plain. extending quite across the island, from the Bay of Famagosta to that of Morphn on the west, through a length of nearly sixty. miles, with a breadth varying from ten to twenty miles. The greater part of this plain is open and uncul tivated, and presents nothing but barren downs. In antiquity Cyprus was celebrated for its forests, which not only clothed the whole of its moun tain ranges, but covered the entire central plain with a dense mass so that it was with difliculty that the land could be cleared for cultivation. The Timber Trades Journal says:--At the present day the whole plain of the Messaria is utterly bare and treeless, and it is only the loftiest and central summits of Mount Olympus that still retain their covering of pine woods. The disappearance of the forests has naturally affected the rivers, which are mostly mere torrents, dry in summer. The ancient forests long supplie...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
COLLINGWOOD—FRIDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 November 1878

COLLING WOOD-Fa?nar. Before the Mayor and a Bench of Magis trates. Ann Corram was charged with stealing a quantity of wearing apparel, valued at £1 from a woman named Agnes Mitchell. The plaintiff stated that on Thursday last articles were taken out of her house during her absence. Mr. McK.-an. who appeared for the defence, stated that the whole affair was the result of a drunken spree, in which both the parties we-e concerned, and during the spree the plaintiff gave the defendant the articles to pawn in order to obtain more drink. The defendant had always borne a good character. Constable Bannon gave the plaintiff a very bad character, stating that she was the companion of prostitutes. The Bench did not consider there was any evidence to show that the articles had been stolen, and dismissed the case. W. Ritchenpart summoned a man named Sullivan for assaulting him and his wife on the 18th inst. Mr. McKean appeared for the complainant, and Mr. F. Stephens for the defence. Mr.E itchen...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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THE FLEET IN THE REIGN OF ALFRED THE GREAT. [THE SEA.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 November 1878

THE FLEET INV THE REIGN OF ALFRED THE GREAT. Has SeA.] O the accession of Alfred the Great to the throne he found England so over run by the Danes that he had,-as every schoolboy knows, to conceal himself with a few faithful followers in the forest. In his retirement he busied himself in devising schemes for ridding his country of the pirate marauders; and without much deliberation he saw that he must first have a maratime force of his own, and meet the enemies of England on the sea, which they con sidered their own especial element. He set himself busily to study the models of the Danish ships, and, aided by his hardy followers, stirred up a spirit of maritime ambition, which had not existed to any great extent before. At the end of four years of unremitting labour in the prosecution of his schemes, he possessed the nucleus of a fleet in six galleys, which were double the length of any possessed by his adver saries, and which carried sixty oars, and possessed ample space for the fi...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CONTAGIOUS DISEASES HOSPITAL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 November 1878

CONTAGIOUS DISEASES HOSPITAL. A deputation from the City Councils of Fitzroy and Collingwood, Shire Council of Jika, &c., waited upon Mr. Berry on Thurs day, to protest against the establishment of a Contagious Diseases Hospital on the Heidelberg-road. Messrs. Tacker. Mac gregor, Langridge, Mirams, and Ramsey, M.L.A's., were present. Mr. Tucker pointed out the objections forcibly. He contended that the step would be very un fair to the property holders of the neigh. borhood. Mr. Langridge followed. No doubt the same difficulties would be raised by any suburb, and the hospital must be placed right out of Melbourne. Perhaps a hulk would be the best hospital. Mr. Ramsay said, that when he was in office he had refused to allow the hospital, as now proposed, to be built. Such cases might be taken down to the sanatorium at the Heads; or the Keilor plains would do, on the way to Sunbury. Mr. Berry, laying his had on a heap of papers, said all those related to the question, and they...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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GOLD-STREET STATE SCHOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 November 1878

GOLD-STREET STATE SCHOOL. On Thursday evening last the annual demonstration in connection with the above school was held in the Fitzroy Town Hall. The doors were open at 7 o'clock, and in a very short space of time the Hall was crowded to excess by anxious and admiring friends and parents. On the platform, sur rounded by pretty, charming and smiling countenances, sat the prominent members for the local Boards of Advice, His Worship the Mayor of Collingwood occupying the chair. Thechairman made a short and ex ceedingly pithy address, remarking that he would have preferred seeing the chairman of the Collingwood Board of Advice occupy ing the position which he occupied, but he supposed that that gentleman knew that his (the Mayor's) heart was in the Educa tion Act of the country. He regretted that there was not a hall large enough in the centre of their own city to accommo date them all. The Mayor also gave some excellent advice to the children. He told them to be diligent and very stu...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
JIKASHIRE COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 November 1878

JIKASKIRE COUNCIL. A Special Meeting of the Council was held in the Council Chambers. on Emday evening. Present-Cr. Dennis (President). and Crs. Mitchell, Patterson, Bastings, Plant, Clinch, Ellison, and Sobey. The President read the circular con vening the meeting, which was " to take into consideration any question arising out of the destruction by fire of the books and documents belonging to the shire, and any question of finance or other matter that may be thought necessary to deal with," and stated that on Wednesday last he re ceived aletter from the Secretary, reporting the fire, and the destruction of certain of the books, that in company with Councillors Basting?, Mitchell, and Plant he inspected the scene of the fire, and directed that the remains of the books, &c., should be taken care of, and arranged with the Secretary to prepare a list of the defaulting rate payers. The Secretary-Mr. Rippon-had a state ment, but said he could not. in the absence of certain parti...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 November 1878

Funerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN, tT r . e1 r t a, re r, At PRICES LOWER than any hoMuo in Victoria. Note the address : 203 & 205 SMITH ST, FITZROY. SEA BATHING, .GEELONG. Old established; TEMPERANCE. HOTEL, Pleasantly situated close to thebaths and: Botanical gardens. In returning thanks for past; patronage respectfully, solicits a continuance. All the comforts of a.home. I W. FIELD, Proprietor. G. R. JEFPRIES, NIGHTMAN; & GCENERAL CARTER, Contractor for Cityaof Fitzroy, REID: STREET, NORTH ':FITZROY. Water closets 'and; cesspools emptied' andrubbish removed at lowest rates. Pans emptied and new oneassupplied by the year. Orders per post promptly attended to. GEORGE F. KEITH, UPHOLSTERER,, Cabinet Maker * AND BEDDING MANUFACTURER. GRATTANSTREET, CARLTON, Opposite Orderly Room. Spring Mattresses, and every; description oansuperior bedding made to order. Country orders receivaprompt. attention. JOHN! GRENNEN,: PRACTICAL BOOTMAKER Removed to 161 Smith St. FITZROY, (La...

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PATIENCE. (FAMILY HERALD.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 November 1878

PATIENCE. (raxIuv HERALD.) Pattie accepted the invitation to the Cottage. A few days afterward, when Harold came home, he found her there, listening, with a hearty enjoyment, to Miss Murray's music. Miss Murray played well, with all the orthodox heauties of style and touch; and Harold, in duty. bound, stood by and admired. " You don't play, Miss Thorne?" said Guinevere, after finishing an intricate fantasia on some popular airs. " No," acknowledged Pattie, too simple and unaffected to feel ashamed. it was the same with everything Pattie could not be made to understand how necessary accomplishments were to the fulfilment of the duties of life. Guinevere went up to dress for dinner, feeling she had failed so far. Her maid had great trouble in dressing her that night. She would have her hair drawn back from her face, and curled up behind, in some new French style that suited her well. A dress of black lace, with heavy gold ornaments, and one dark red rose in her hair com pleted her toi...

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COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 November 1878

COLLINGWOOD-russo? S. Before Messrs. Walker, Kidney, Barnett, Levens, and Marsden. Sarah Heywood-having no visible means of support. Remanded. : Mary Williams-breaking into and steal ing from the warehouse of Joseph Sprey. and stealing therefrom 1600 cigars; value £7. Detective Govie said that in company with Detective O'Do:i ,11, he arrested the prisoner on warrant, told her the charge. when she said I have nothing to do with stealing cigars. Mr. Clark, with whom she resided, brought home some cigars in a bag and put them into his window. She was housekeeper to Mr. Clark. On Satur day morning, the 23rd instant, witness was in company with Det. Foster; he visited the house of Clark, who kept a. barber's shop. He-the detective-found cigars in the shop. The woman again denied any knowledge of the cigars. The detective said that cigars had been stolen from Mr. Sprey's factory in Cambridge-street. The police sought a remand for a week. This was opposed by Mr. Turner, on the ground that ...

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LEO XIII. ON PROTESTANTISM IN ROME. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 November 1878

LEO XIII. ON PROTESTANT ISM IN ROME. Or the Feast of St. Joachim, the name day of his Holiness, several ad dresses of congratulation and fealty were presented to Pope Leo XIL In replying to an address from the inhab itants of the Trans-Tiberine district, which expressed devotion to the cause of Catholic education, the Pope thus referred to the existence of Protestant schools in Rome. He said he received with joy the intimation that the people of the Trans-Tiberine district had re solved to do all within their power to make certain that their children should receive such a religious education as the times they lived in required, and that they viewed with loathing those unholy schools in which faith and innocence ran the risk of being lost. He deplored that.in Rome, the centre of Christianity, permission had been given to heretical sects to erect places of wor ship, to open schools, and to dissemin ate among. the people. injurious public ations, and that the Sovereign Pontiff was not ...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 November 1878

GENERAL NOTICE. THE Mercury is published every Saturday 1 Morning. Persons wias g 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 firatSatur 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.incli ... 2s. 6d. Want places,' Servants; Houses and Land for Sale or to Let, Articles for- Sale or Exchange,' Miscel---".-- . laneous, Mlissing Friends, &c., Os. 6d. t3es' of"E Births," Deaths, and - - Marriages ........ .... Is. Od. To' AoviaTISEt.- Ne S to i dra pdvertisemenda must be given in writing. THE Mercury.can be obtained from any of I the following agents :-Subscription is, per quarter.:. .. G. CA?B ?LL ... 167 Sm...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 November 1878

DURHAM HOUSE. J. CURRY, TAIIOR & HABIT MAKER, 79~4 'Si SMITK ST., wFITZRO '. R. KERSHA-W. Family 3rocer and Provisi6n Merchant LANCASHIRE STORE, RODDLE STREET (corner Gipps street) Families waited on for rders. Eggs and Fresh Butter from best dairies. I TELL U THERE R No Haircutters to equal PROFESSOR HIGGINBOTHAM. T. HIGGINBOTHAM, 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. Haircut and shampoo'd T. HIGGINBOTHAM, 215 fPBIH STREET, FITZROY. Allkinds of Fancy Pipes, etc CHAS. MOORE, (Late of Collingwood) COarver &S G'-der, Picture Frame Maker, 114 Lonsdale st., opposite hospital, Melb'ne. Re-Gilding, Map Mounting, &c. CHAS. CANTLON, HAIRDRESSER, AND TOBACCONIST, SIMPSON'S ROAD, [Opposite Simpoa's hote~L.?: Aflne assortment of Meerschaum & W...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, NOV. 30, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 November 1878

PUBLISHED. EVERY SATURDAY, Labor Ornia Vineit. SATURDAY, NOV. 30, 1878. BYa report of an inquest in another column, it will be seen that a boy, William Brock, was drowned whilst bathiug iu a dangerous. hole in the Merri Creek, adding another to the already long list of victims who have lost their lives in this creek near the ame spot. It is useless to moralize over the danger of bathing there, or to expatiate on the folly of the children in doing so. Boys will be boys, and we cannot put men's heads upon their young shoulders." It is impossible to keep them from the water in summer time; all the notices in the world will not prevent them, from going in to bathe, and no example will teach them caution. The only thing then to be done is to render what is really a use ful and healthful practice, as safe and agreeable as possible. We think the danger might be a great deal lessened, or entirely obviated, if the Councils. of Collingwood and Fitzroy would spend a little money (much would no...

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Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 November 1878

BIRTH.     WALLACE-On the 23rd inst., at Airth House, Cambridge-st.,Mrs. J. A. Wallace, of a son. DEATH.. GRIFFITH-On the 9th inst., Michael-st., North Fitzroy, FlorenceEmily, the eldest and beloved daughter of William and Emma Griffith. Aged 13 years.

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ARE WISHES VAIN? [PHILADELPHIA LEDGER.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 November 1878

ABRE :WISHES VAIN? [PHILADELPHIAr LEDGER. PERSONS inclined to take a melancholy view of life are very apt to point to the repeated failure of men's wishes as a proof of the failure of their lives and the vanity of wishing. There is no disputing the fact that a very large proportion of our wishes never come to pass. The little girl longs for the doll that she will never clap, and the boy .for the drum that he will never beat. The youth wishes for fame, and he lives in obscurity; he hopes for riches, and is always poor; or he pines for a love 'which he never obtains. So through life we are all continually -wishing, and continually being disap :pointed. Even our pleasures and satis factions-do not usually come to us in the way we had planned; sometimes, indeed, they seem to spring from the very ashesWof our dead hopes. Yet to argue from. this that life is a cheat and human wishes are vain, is only to prove that we have misunder stood the meaning of life and the func tion of wishes. If ...

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THE FALL OF EMPIRES. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 November 1878

THE FALL OF EMPIRES. Of all the Empires whose rise and fall have been recorded in history, there is not one that has owed its ruin or decay .to checking the lust of nn measured territorial acquisition. The wisest of the Roman Emperors was also the one, who even recalled the boundailes of his dominions from-be yond the Danube. Everyone can discern and denounce the private folly of the farmer who covets more and more land, when he has neither capital nor skill to turn to account what he has already got; though he does not commonly proceed by covenants taken in the dark lest his landlord should come to know what sort of deed he is signing. But it requires a steady eye and a firm reso lution to maintain the good tradition of all our bygone statesmen at a juncture when all tradition is discarded for new fangled, or, as Mr. Roebuck call- them, "original" devices, and the mind of folly finds utterance through the voice of authority. England, which has grown so great, may easily become litt...

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