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

CRICKET. A match between fifteen of Fitzroy and eleven of Melbourne, was played on Satur day last, and resulted in a defeat of the local team by 43 runs. The highest scorer for Fitzroy was Ward (12) who was the only double figure man, no less than six men making 0. The scores are appended. FITZROY FIFTIEN. 'O'Callagban. c M'Donnell, b Alexander 1 Waugh, c Alexander, b M'Crimmon ... 2 Smart, c M'Donnell, b Alexander ... 0 Prentice, h w, b M'Crimmon ... ... 1 Field, b Alexander ... ... ... 5 Sutcliffe, b Alexander ... ... ... 0 Clayton, c Mitchell. b M'Crimmon ... 0 Ward, b M'Crimmon ......... 12 Mitchell, c Pleasants, b M'Crimmon ... 0 Power, b Alexander ... ... ... "6 Sutcliffe, b M'Crimmon ... ... ... 3 M'Anulty, not out ...... ... 8 Topping, c M'Donnell, b Alexander ... 8 Dike. run out ... ... ... .. O Lambeth, at Mitchell, b M'Crimmon ... 0 Total ... ... ... 46 M'Crimmon, c O'Callaghan, b Power 18 M'Donnell, b Power ... ... 32 Mitchell, b Power ... ... ... 2 M'Gregor, b Power ......

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

INQUESTS. Dr. Candler held an inquest at the United Kingdom Hotel, Heidelberg-road, on Mon day last, on the body of William Brock. William John Meredith aged 12 years, Michael-street, North Fitzroy, said that he knew William Brock, deceased, nine years old. On Saturday afternoon I went with deceased to bathe. Joseph Britten, William Orange, and a boy named Law went with us, to a water hole in the Merri Creek, at the willows, between the two main pipes, we all undressed and went in, deceased was on my back and got too far on, and slipped off. I dived for him and got him up twice, but deceased slipped back, and pulled me too. I struggled .back and a big fellow went in and tried, but could not find him. I was swimming at the time, do not know how deep the water was. There was no larking. We had been in about half-an hour when the accident happened. A man named Hampshire recovered the body. William Orange, aged thirteen years, Michael-street, North Fitzroy, said he knew deceased. Willia...

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

BOWLING. The opening match of the season was played on the North Fitzroy bowling green on Saturday last, between sides picked by Mr. F. W. T. Evans, president, and Mr. H. Matthews, vice-president, which resulted in an easy victory for the latter, the scores being-vice-president. 67, president. 28. Messrs. Matthews. Yager, Lyons, Dent, Jessup, Cooze, Austin, and McNaughton, represented the winning side, and Messrs. Evans, Crispe, Britten, Grayson, Brenan,: McDougall, Bainbridge, and West the losing. The annual match between the Victoria and Fitzroy clubs took place on Saturday afternoon, on the green of the former. The following is the result of the game -Vic. toria No. 5" rin?ik: -Byers' Jeffs, Winsor. Boddington (captain), 17 poin-s; No. 6 rink: Matheson. air. Bishop,. Birrell. (captain); 26 points ; No. .7 rink: Maple stone. Curry, Forbes. Robinson (captain), 31 points; No. 8 rink: Elliott, Meade. Harrington, Say (captain), 32 points ; total, 100: points. '-Fitzroy No. 5 rink: Coo...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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COUNCILS. CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27th. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 November 1878

COUNCILS. CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WEDsnErT, Nov. 27th. Present. The Mayor (OC Walker) in the chair, Crs. Peters, Keele, Wright, Turner. Hanslow, and Upton. COaREsPONDENcLr. From Town Clerk's Office, Fitzroy. refer ring to the erection of the Contagious Diseases Hospital at the Merri-creek, and asking Collingwood to assist in opposing the matter in a deputation to the Chief Secretary on the 28th inst. Cr. Turner thought that measures could not be taken too early in the matter. The law set forth that each local body should provide an hospital for itself, and the Central Board had no business to take the action which they had. He moved that the Mayor and himself act on the deputation of the 2Sth inst.-Carried. From Mr. Grant, stating that he hai been instructed by Mr. Chas. Brown to in timate to the Council of Collingwood that his client objected to the sale of certain land at the Market Reserve, and that if the sale were proceeded with he would en deavour to recover damages.-The l-tter w...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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FROM THE POLICE GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 November 1878

FROM THE 'POLICE GAZETTE. A female child about two years old was found asleep in a doorway in Bonverie street. Carlton, at 2 a.m. on the 8th instant. She wors a light print dress, light jacket, leather boots, white socks, and a hood, all very dirty. She has been remanded to the Industrial School pending the discovery of her parents. Stolen from the dwelling of Ellen B G?eenhill, Fitzroy, on the 6th instant, an oval gold locket, blue enamel on one side, the other chased with shield for initials, and a fine gold negligee with large ring. Miss McVean, Fitzroy, lost, on the 22nd instant, between Preston and Northcote, a gold ring set with six diamonds and three rubies, diamond-shaped cluster. An owner is required by the Melbourne detective police for a gold brooch, pattern a vine-leaf with three carbuncles set in centre; stated to have been found in Fitzroy abont a fortnight ago. Stolen from the person ofd John Hy. Freeman, Collingwood, on the 17th inst.. in Melbourne, a silver open-fac...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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NEWSPAPERS & PRISONERS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 December 1878

NEWSPAPERS 4- PRISONERS. "How do the prisoners at Pentridge get the papers and know what is going on outside?" This is a question re peatedly asked by persons who naturally think such a thing ought to be an im possibility if the discipline of the estab lishment is carried out in its integrity, but who little know the ways and means there are in that expensive estab lishment of the criminals obtaining every information they desire, for instance. certain officers have quarters allotted to them inside the prison walls, with the usual allowances which includes a prisoner servant, who in most cases takes the place of a Mary Jane in a gentleman's family outside. These domestic prisoners have every oppor tunity of studying the daily paper that his master official patronises, and also of passing any interesting articles con tained to any part of the prison he may desire. No doubt if he has a particular friend to whom he specially desires to convey any particular item of news to, be has to p...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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ELOQUENCE IN THE DOCK. (ARGUS.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 December 1878

ELOQUENCE IN THE DOCK. (AmuS.) AT the General Sessions on Monday, before his Honour Judge Cope, George Hetherington, alias Harris, arias Standish, pleaded guilty to three charges of horsestealing. When brought up for sentence and asked in the usual manner what he had to say for himself, he treated the Court to a well arranged discourse on the evils of the present penal system, of which he stated he considered himself "a fair repre sentative." He reminded the Court of the previous convictions that had been proved against him, and of the sentences he had undergone. He assured his Honour that he had watched very closely, and was certain he stated a fact when he affirmed that 90 per cent. of all the men who went to Pentridge, after completing their sentences re turned to the world much worse than they were before they were sent to that establishment. In fact, the place was demoralising, but this was not from the administration of it, for better men than Mr. Duncan and Mr. Gardiner could...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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QUEENSLAND BIRDS AND FLOWERS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 December 1878

QUEENSLAND BIRDS AND PLOWERS. THE birds have song, and plenty of it, but no sustained song. A little fan tail, even as we talk, hops about upon a neighboring log, familiar, loquacious, and brisk as a robin. It would almost seem that it knows the subject of our conversation, and is anxious to be the first to claim notice. It is the Shep herd's Companion, so called; and were it smaller, and less thick in-proportion to its size, it might pass as the pied wagtail of the British Islands. Its impudence is unbounded; and so is its faith in mankind. Now it sweeps with graceful curve into a tree; now it runs with outspread tail along the grass, calling loudly in a roughish tone, and generally ending its call with an abrupt flourish that has gained for it the name of stock-whip bird." For days the bushman sees no other living creature near him, and the shepherd, weary of his everlasting flocks, loves, by way of change, to watch the bird as it alights upon the sheep's back. Away to the left th...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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PRESENTATION TO EX-MAYOR SHOWERS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 December 1878

PRESENTATION TO EX.MAYOR 8HOWERS. Ox Tuesday evening last, a number of the friends of Mr. Cr. Showers, of Fitzroy, met in the court house to mark their appreciation of that gentleman's private and public worth, by making him a handsome present. The gentle men at the meeting were those who had contributed to the presentation. Mr. Bates was elected chairman for the evening. He said the pleasure he had been asked to perform to-night was one which any gentleman would be happy to perform. In life there were many things that were unpleasant to do, but there were also those that were pleasant. Amongst the latter was the presentation that evening. He liked to see presen tations made to people who had earned them. He remarked that there were presentations made in shires, and they cost so little (Mr. Lyons-"No, No.") -to the people who presented them (laughter). He wonld hail with pleasure a proposition that wunld give to Cra. who did good for the citizens, a presentation commensurates to tha...

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NOTES AND COMMENTS. 6/12/78. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 December 1878

NOTES' AND COMMENTS. BT CosMoPoLTEa. 6112 78. The Argus, and the newspapers which follow its lead, are always cry. ing out about the depreciation of pro perty, but I should like to have the discrepancy between the fact stated in the Supreme Court, see Argus 29th ultiuio, and the assertion made in the same paper on the 2nd instant recon ciled on Monday last in a political leader. The Argus asserted "Our material interests are suffering woefully. Real and house property (Query what is the distinction ? Are they not both real? they certainly are not personal) also is immovable at anything like the prices current in the ante-Berry days." But on the Friday previous the Argus, in reporting the application of the Butcbhart's estate for a commission puts in thus-" Mr. Webb stated that owing to the careful management of the trus tees the estate was worth between £30,000 and £40,000 more than it was at the date of the testator's death. It is now worth about £113,000." Is this owing to Mr. Ber...

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FITZROY—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 December 1878

FITZROY -THasDAr. Before Messrs. Panton, P.M., McLean 1'. Kidney, and Showers. Henry Jeffries-Insulting behaviour. Mrs. Riegal said that the prisoner had behaved himself in a very objectionable fashion, and bad threatened to cut her throat with a razor. Fined 10s or 24 hours for being drunk and disorderly. A request to bind Jeffries over to keep the peace was not acceded to. John Patterson was fined los for furious driving. aitterson said the furiousness was accidental, as his horses had been started off by the rattle of another 'bus. Ellen Hezley-Wandering goats. Fined da with 5s costs. George Waghorn-Opening the footpath without authority. Fined 5s with 5s costs. Bennett Brailford - Wandering horse. Fined los with is costs.

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THE MATER'S PADDOCK QUESTION. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 December 1878

THE iL1ATER'. PADDOCK QUESTION. On Thursday last at the Collingwood Court of Petty Sessions, before Messrs. Panton, P.M., fade, and Barnett. James Steeth was sued by the Council of the City of Collingwood for the sum of £7 4s in accordance with the following notice: "To Mr. Steeth. of Reilly street. The Council of the City of Collingwood acting under authority of the Local Gorernment I Act 1874 hereby require you within thirty days from service of this notice upon you to form and metal the private street or I road known as Mater-street situate in that part of Collingwood known as Mater's pad dock or such part thereof to the centre thereof as fronts your buildings and lands to construct a (5) five pitcher channel between the carriage way and footpath to kerb the footpath with bluestone kerb twelve inches wide to fill up the footpath level with said kerb and place thereon a bed of gravel three inches deep and to construct the whole in accordance with plans and specifications to be see...

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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 December 1878

PO.ICE. FITZROY-MoioAz. Before Messrs. Tucker. Raven. Eicardo5 and Woodhead. Charles Weston was charged with being in alpablic place with intent to commit a felony. Sergeant Scott said that he had seen the prisoner and another man at the Belvidere hotel, Victoria Parade. He was at the third window of the hotel, on seeing the police cross the street, he moved to wards the first window and stooped down. Witness then heard the jingle of steel or iron on the footpath, he then went over to the priasner and asked him what was the matter. Prisoner replied that he was try ing to get a light. It was very windy at the time. Witness said "go to the corner and you will get a light." When the man went to the corner he searched and found a "jemmy." He then went and arrested Weston, whose mate ran away. There were several marks on the window of the hotel, which corresponded with the shape of the "jemmy." Detective Foster said that a. number of hotels had lately been robbed. Some of them were suppo...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
BATHING PLACES ON THE MERRI CREEK. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 December 1878

BATHING PLACES ON THE M?BRI CREEK. TO TE E N ITOB oF TE MIRCURT. SmR,-With reference to your article in .last Saturday's paper. &..rating the estab lishment of proper bathing places in the Merri Creek, I beg to add my testimony to the" necessity for such a course being adopted. On Monday afternoon last I was crossing the foot-bridge into the Varra Bend Reserve when I saw several boys bathing in a pool in the creek, immediately under the Collingwood abattoirs. It was a very hot afternoon and the boys, driven from the cleaner and sweeter water-holes, were obliged to take refuge in a hole near the slaughter-house. I trust, sir, your advice will be followed, and that proper bathing places for the boys will be formed so that the youngsters will no longer be compelled to resort to so unsavoury a place for their cooling dip. Yours. &c..' t JAcE In THs WATEz

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THE HABIT OF READING. [SATURDAY REVIEW.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 December 1878

THE HABIT OUF READING. CSATEIEDAY RVESw] A xe who has the habit of reading will not refuse a tract. There are often very good stories in tracts--in the first page and a half, that is to say -the honey-smeared lips of the cup which is sometimes full of wormwood. You get from tracts an insight into the habits of costermongors, and the inci cidents which diversify the life of cab men (a very convertible class.) You are put on the track of unexpected analogies, between the daguerreotype and conscience, for example, or some information about the art and mystery of rope-making goes before remarks (which may be skipped) about the bondage of bad habits. A man with the habit of reading has a Mahomme dan respect for all printed paper. He finds things he is glad to know about in the scraps inserted in the binding of old books. Important facts meet him in the greasy country newspapers which lie on the tables of rural inns. He cannot take up a mouldy octavo on a stall but he learns something fro...

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CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 December 1878

CRICKET. On Saturday last, the Britannia played the East Brunswick Imperial which resulted in a very easy victory for the former by 47 runs, the scores being Britons 80, Imperial 33. Cohen 20, Clifton 14, Bees 12, and Cuddy 11 not out, were the top scorers for the wi',~rs. Cook and Waterson bowled well for the Britons the former taking six wicket for 14 and the latter 3 for 9. Rochester Union v Sackville, resulted in a walkover the Sackville not turning up. The George-street United played the second eleven of St. Andrews. on Saturday last in the Royal Park, the United scored the small total of 27 runs. The bowling of Munro and Deuison for St. Andrews being very good, the former obtaining 5 wickets for 13 runs and the latter 3 for 10. St. Andrews scored 100 with the loss of eight wickets; the bowling'for the United being very loose. The highest scorers for the winners were B. Chew 27 not out, Munro 17, J. Chew 10. The St. Andrews winning by 73 runs and two wickets to spare. The Clare...

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MR. VALE AT THE FORESTER'S HALL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 December 1878

MR. VALE AT THE FORESTERIS HAL. ON Monday evening last. a public meeting was held in the above hall, for the purpose of hearing the Hon. W. M. K. Vale say a "few words upon many subjects." There was a large attendance, and Mr. Vale was greeted with a round of applause on his appearance. His Worship the Mayor of Collingwood occupied the chair, and re. marked that the meeting was not a political one, at least as he understood it, but while remarking this he observed that there would be plenty of time to have a meeting of that sort. He expressed his pleasure at seeing Mr. Vale, and was sure that the audience was also glad to see him once again back amongst them (hear, hear). In speaking to Mr. Vale about his travels, that gentle man had remarked that he had seen no place he had liked better than Victoria, and it seemed like coming home again to return to it. He-the chairman-thought that if there were a few more like Mr. Vale, it would be well for the colony, as the money would remain i...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 December 1878

Funerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN, Tr i e rt a, I r, At PRICES LOWER than any hounse - in Victoria. Note the address - 2034 205 SMITH ST.,"FITZROF. SEA BATHING, GEELONG. Old established' '. TEMPERANCE HOTEL, Pleasantly situated close to thebaths and Botanical gardens. In returning tha~ks for past patronaige respectflly solicits a continuance. All the comforts of a home. W. FIELD, . Proprietor. GEORGE F. KEITH, 'UPHOLSTERER, Cabinet Maker AND BEDDING MANUFACTURER.. GRATTANSTREET, CARLTON, Opposite Orderly Room. Spring Mattresses, and every description of superior bedding made to order. Country orders receive prompt attention. , JOHN GRENNEN, PRACTICAL BOOTMAKER R- emoved to Smith. St: FITZROY, (Late, Williams) Every description of Ladies', Gents', and Youths' Boots made to orders. , Terms moderate. Repairs executed - Dunn & Collins, BOOKSELLERS & STATIQNEIRS, ARCAkDE .?SMITH- ST. Cheap Booksx ,, Cheap -Stationery Albuams Bibles :. etc., etc.: Birthday Presents Poulton...

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SHIRE OF JIKA. MONDAY, DEC. 2. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 December 1878

SHIRE OF JIKA. MoNDAY, DEc. 2. Present:-Cr. Dennis (President), Crs. Plant, O'Keefe, Patterson,Mitchell, Ellison, Sobey, and Clinch. The minutes of the previous ordinary and special meetings were read by the acting Shire Secretary (Mr. Sheffield). There being no objection they were confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. From Secretary of the Heidelberg Shire Council, offering to take charge of one half of the boundary road, say 40 chains in length, that portion to be the upper end. Councillors seemed doubtful whether all claim to that portion of the road would not thereby be forfeited, and that eventually the Shire boundaries .would be altered in accordance with the road, which would be to the loss of Jika. The President thought it would be better to repair the road con jointly and divide the cost between the two bodies. Cr. Plant thought it would be better to do the work alternate years, a certain sum being spent upon it by each council, and he moved--" That this council declines to accept the...

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SHIRE OF COBURG. MONDAY, DEC. 2, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 December 1878

SHIRE OF COBURG. -MoN?AY, DEC. , 187 8 Present--Cr. Ritchie (President), in the chair, Crs. Kyle, Landells, Hunt, Jones. Rollands, Kendall, and M'Cowan. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. COu.SPONDECE. From D. Dougherty, calling the attention of the Council to a communication from the Departmentof Water Supply to the Borough Council of Kew, and expressed the hope that something would be done to extend the water main from Watesfield-street to his property, a distance of about four chains, for which he was willing to pay interest on the outlay, as required by the Department. -Referred to Public Works Committee. From FP.. Miles, Town Clerk. Bruns wick, intimating that that Council had ap proved of specification and plan of works in Moreland Road, and were prepared to pay their estimated proportion of cost of said work.-Received. Resolved that tenders be called for this work, to be received at next meeting. From Gillott and Snowden, advising Council as to best mean...

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