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CAGLIOSTRO IN ENGLAND. ARSENICATED PIG. (ALL THE YEAR ROUND) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 18 December 1875

CAGLIOSTRO , IN ,ENGLAND. ARSENICATED PIG. (ALL THE YHAA ROUmD) IN Sloane.street, Knightsbridge, dwelt the great conjizro'r, hid theire published his letter tb the English l'ople-cruelly criticised.by M. de Morande, egl ', of tli Oourrier de l'Europe. C Osto, on one point, gave a memorable answer to thisogentlemun,t.who was pleased to poke fun at a statement made by Cagli ostro, in some public place, that in Arabia the . Stony :people, aren ;nthe habit of fattening pigs :on food ?innixed with aiseilec, wlieey 'the porkbedoiheis, as it were, arsenicated; thde 'arsenicl pigs are .then let loose in the woods and are eaten: p beats ofprey, p~ho Ai: in consequence. This pleasant custom, not entirely dissimilar fromi a practice which prevailed in.. the ,early <ay's of Tasmania, was agreeably "ichaffed" by M."de Moraniid in the Courrier de l'.Eurpe an1l defended by .Cagliostto in the Public Adiertiser, under date Sept 3, 1786, thus: "In physics and chemistry, Mr. .Jieri argumenl...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 18 December 1875

'LOCAL NEWS. A to? and publlo mootingwna hold i thbo Wesleyan Clhuroh, Bnokvillo stroob, on 'L't~wday last, to colobrato tho eighteenth anniror~r of the church. The room was tastofully y a;d with lowore, while tho welllnaden tabl?e wP? frooly patronized. At the publio meoting ato t ot.Mr, Ed, Oakley took the ohsar, an t ove, podgcon and Hoyward addreMeou thoe u l. 01300 A former resident of Collingwood is an nounced in English telegrams to have been O killed" by the inadvertent inhalation cf chloroform, the lady in question being the wife of the Right Hon. H. C. E. Childers, M.,P. for Pontifract. Mr. and ,Mrs.,Childers once resided in Collingwood. . A return presented to, the Legislative Assembly on Monday evening, showed that the. electoral district of Collingwood was the most populous electorate, haviig' not fewer' than 8198 electors. The' electorate of Creswick came next with 8194 electors." l,,:An.adjourned licensing court washeld at .Collingwood, on. Tuesday, .when. Mr. O'Leary...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
VICTORIAN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 18 December 1875

VIhCTORIAN AGRIOULTURAL' 8OIEmTY. The usual quarterly.meeting of the com mittee of the above society was held on Tuesday evening, at the Sir Henry Barkly hotel, Heidelberg. The following members wore' present:-Messrs. John Bell, Alex ander Young, Caleb Dunstan, John Jeffery, 'William Farrel, John Duncan; John Criegh' ton, William Harmer, and J. Dariiols. In the absence of the Preside~t and Pico President the chair was taken by Mr. John Bell. The correspondence included a letter from the Vice President apologising for his absence and intimating that it was his in tention to give some special prizes at the forthcoming annual exhibition 6f stock pro. duce, etc. Also a communication from the West Bourke Agricultural Society on the subject of the establishment of an Agri cultural College. This communication led to a lengthened conversation, the members present expressing themselves as favorable to the project. Tho Secretary brought up an estimate of the probable cost of erecting a commit...

Publication Title: Mercury
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HOSPITAL SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FUND. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 18 December 1875

HOSPITAL BATrURDAY AND SUNDAY FUND. The following is the distributloa of, the rHospital Siunday Fund for :tlie present year : Melbourne Hospital 4 :. ..A2,291 f 7r 11 Alfred Hospital '.. ' 768 8 7 Benevolent Asylum ...; .. 708 '14 10 Lying-in Hospital ... ... 472 4 5 'Hospital for Sick Children .,. ;857,18r?1 'Immigranti' Aid Society :.. 281 "'8 8 Eye and Ear Hospital ,... 199 19 6 Homaopathi Dispensary ,..., er p i lar, vomes. Richmond Dispensary ' '... b' · d Collingwood Free Dispensary: 50 0 0 Tal ... 199 19 The amouni6ts, as above' given, are in course of dietibtion by the hon. treasurer, Mr. 'James Gatehouse, and the hon.. seore, tary, Mr. James Williams.

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 18 December 1875

Sl e o eomap e. o n 9l:u FIRE INSURANCE. The National Insurance Company , Of Australasia (Limited). MODERATE' ATES OF PREMIVUM' DIRECTORS. Chairman-Richard Twentyman.Esq. Vice.Chqirman-Thos. Moubray, Esq., J.P. J. L. M'Clure, Esq. Thomas Alston, Esq., J.P. Hon. C. J. Jenner, M.L.C. Matthew Lang, Esq. Henry Stephenson, Esq. Head Office: No. 1 Markotsquare, Collins st., Melbourne. WM. MACREDIE, Esq., J.P. Secrety, THE. PREMIER PERMANENT BUILDIJNG,.LA4ND, AND In vestmehtiAssociation. Reglstoreo Iunder "Friendly' ooietles' SHARES £25 EACH. Entrance Fo; e, 8Oi1in g petShare. Fortnightly Subsoription, Is. per Share. " Offers remarkable inducements to I NVESTORS, The most liberal terms to B OR R oW s, Andth followingrate of Interest to D EPOSIT OR S, In sums of £1 and upwards : (2-Monthse .. 8 per cent. per annum, Pay-day-Every alternate Ms sday. OFFICE: 62.;COLLtS STREET WEST, Branch OAce 180 Smith st., Collingwp d. JAMES ,MI/RAMS Secd. MELBOURNE, RERMANE MUTUAL BENEFIT BUILDING,,SOCIETY....

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CAUSES OF DRUNKENNESS. (NATIONAL FOOD AND FUEL REFORMER.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 18 December 1875

CA USES OF DR UNXENNES,S' (NATIONAL FOOD AND FUEL xEFOlmER) WE might sum up thecaiUses that, lead to over-consumption of alcohol undei' the following heads: I. The want of oxygen is an un-; undeniable cause of drunkenness. TheI exhilarating medium of life, oxygen itself, is alcoholic, we might say. ,It is a constant irritant, and therefore ex hilarating. If the air'has become ex. hausted of a portion of oxygen, it has a lowering effect upon the human system, a desire to make up for 'this, drives men* and women to alcoholic consumption. It will be said, why then drunkenness in rural districts? But no one yet: proved that drunkenness was as preva. lent in rural districts as in towns, and if it' exists there at all, it will be partly caused'by the dulness and ,sameness 'of life. The system will have exhilar atlon, and if it cannot have it in the mode of life it gets it out of spasmodic and vicious action. 2. Want of nutritious and aromatio food; and this is, perhaps, the strongest of a...

Publication Title: Mercury
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ON WHISTLING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 18 December 1875

OUAN, W.HISTLING. , THE" human. ;voice is said, to be: the most perfect of all instruments. If, it Is I lay no further claim to musical. taste. I abhor music in its' highest forms at any rate, and piefer the abused barrel organ and kettle-drum, or the Hebrew lyre. I would rather have revived the instrument which was loudly sounded over Egypt's dark sca-ee-ees, the sackbut and other ob soleto instruments, than have to listen to the occasional vocal efforts of desultory musicians. How long the echoes of a Philharmonic concert are in dying out! They are continually: bursting up out of throats whence they are least expected. Oh give me really classical music at a concerti I love it less while I am listoning to it than for the satisfaction I feel that my friends will not be continually warbling it out of their soraphico-comio countenances, while, peradventure, they move their arms as if In a state of levitation. Popular songs may be nioo, so is champagne, so is flirting, but the con-; se...

Publication Title: Mercury
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 18 December 1875

GENERAL NOTICE. 111 HE Mercury is published eve atur1' .L Morning. Persons wishing to ve e paper regularly, delivered at their l,' of business or residence will be charged 1;per quarter, payable in advance; byposatj. 6d. per quarter. ., The quarter commences on the -lir?t-Sat• urday in the months of December, March, June, and September. The Editor will be obliged for inform-' ation-more especially relatin, to local v fCLE FOB ADvEEIT T(q.; Business Cards, per quarter, from 7s,. Gd. OI?'folraadElfction Aidvei? x?tmoh each insertion, per mob ....... 2s. 6d. Want places, ervante,: Housps and Land' for Sale or to Let, Articles grj ale; or Exch nger, iel*.' Notice orf l ires, ; Deaths, nd. MaIrlages . .. ... . Od. To ADVERTziEIal.-N?0ic to withdraw advisements must be V i • f . "erui/ ycan be obtaiied from any of .L tue following agents ,--8Ubscription is. 'i? . Obstau 167 Smith street. Mrs.Wi it . 06 Brun.wick street. r+r- a Atcade; Smith street. . r.. ,i H leolberg road. :·'-; soy., Gi...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 18 December 1875

Togs and Fangc Goods. CHRISTMAS : AND. BIRTHDAY :PRESENTS! 3l, O O 1i Aa1?1 B.3Ifl T ','" t;ý .'n r;vyNo eBALIDýNxt!l Aurp."... lri': TOY &. FANCY REPOSITORY, :, 8 'Smith st.. Collingwood. Crickoting goods, work-boxes, writing desks, albums, ladies' bags and companions dolls, toye, tatioo .ry ,-and fancy goods of evTey dOescti oibrMutablo for'" CHRISTMAS PRESENTS: &' NEW YEARS' GIFTS -Berlin wool 4d. per dozen. Storekeepers and hawkers supplied. MRS., ,HIGGENS' FA YOY 'REP'OStTORY, 149 SMITH STREET, FITZROY. Braiding Blocks in great variety, Patterns Std'in??'o?n every Matedral for' Braididg. Pinking done. Berlin Wool in great variety ot:crlors. Registry Offle for'8ePVaht;s AHent fdr Coutts' guartiaiteod 'Acdti6 Aoid. I i' .: .FAIRLANE I Toy &' Variety Depot, 81` LYGOo STREET STh only Shilling Window- in Carlton. s' oots and Shoes, SBbTS I ' BOOTST' Oh I Mhama, what pretty d6ote iiss Jones wears i ! ' . ) ;;l[ Ah I whore did shA buy them. Why; I thought every...

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FRANK LAYTON (AN AUSTRALIAN STORY.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 18 December 1875

FRANK LAYT ON.U S(AN ,usTiLrALi. STo.y.) BY. G., E. i SA RGEANT. .. - ,(mrox " tusuaun ,ouz"') :...,, SHL'A it' nh, sir,:'1 faurgmfif giiIht, like wind in the distance, fell' on oir ears, though there was not a breath.of air to fan our cheeks; it came on:louder and louder, till the roar was absolutely deafening. "My 'shepherd, more 'alive to it than I, was already on his horse's back, and urged me also, to mount and run. '"I looked up then, and, a mile off it might be, I 'saw 'What 1' shall' never .forget-a wall of water, sir;. how' I fancied it to be, I scarcely like to say now; but there itwas,' rolling onward with' 'incredible swiftness, filling up ,the 'hole valley, and sweeping 'every 'thing before it in its progress., Tall trees, sir, I saw torn up, or broken off like so many rotten sticks; and the very earth seemed to be ploughed up by the fury of the flood. "I did not 'need a .second warning. The next minute .we were scudding across the valley for dear' life:: Our horses wer...

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COUNCILS. COLLINGWOOD, DECEMBER 15TH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 18 December 1875

COL'INGWOOD, 'DECE1bER 15iTr: 'Present at the, ordina?;, 'fortninhtly meeting of' the above Couincil-The I~aoori (Or.' M!~or )' in' thef chaif,' Crs: Peters, Dehnert,!Wright, 'Walker,IHolland, Smith, and,Upton. CORBREPONDENOE. In reply to a letter sent by the Towns Clerk, the. Railway and Roads Doepatment informed Crs. that the one-chain road, near, the junction of the Plenty and. Heidel. 'berg Roads, will be set apart, and any1 further action necessary will be carried out! by the department's architect. Received. Mr. Jas. Blair complained of the danger of fire, and the nuisance of smoke, arising from a coacli factory adjoining his, propeRty in Otter-street, ?ollingwood. Referred to Inspector. Mr. Trott, Town: Auditor, wrote to say that he would not receive less than £26 5.' for his services, an account, for. which, amount he had rendered. This letter was' occasioned by one sent by the Town ' Clerk,' informing Mr. Trott that the amount, A11 Ils. was waiting at his (the Towna ,Clerk'...

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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY, DECEMBER 13TH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 18 December 1875

POLICE.     FITZROY—MONDAY, DECEMBER 13TH.   Before Messrs. Mahoney (Mayor),   Marsden, and T. Kidney. A respectable-looking lad named Richard   O'Connor was charged with stealing cherries from a Chinese hawker named Ah Tan. Case dismissed as there was no proof that the boy stole cherries. Annie Purselove a character well known to the police, was charged with having no lawful visible means of support. Prisoner was found misconducting herself in Victoria Parade at a quarter-past eleven on Sunday night. Sent to gaol for three months. Joseph Fitzpatrick was charged with wilful damage to property. As the prosecutor did not wish to press the case, prisoner was discharged with a caution. William Manyon, charged with in-   sulting behaviour was dismissed. Two boys named Henry Wilkins and Edward Gough were charged with stealing fowls from the rear of 7 Fitzroy street, one of the boys was seen to get over the fence...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 25 December 1875

R. KERSHAW. Family Grocer and Provision Merohant, LANCASHIRE STORE,' RODDLE STREET (corner Gippa street). Families waited onfor orders. Eggs and Fresh Batter from best dairies. THOMAS COLES, Cheap Family Grocer, 06 ELGIN ST., CARLTON. House and Land Agent, P. EL. Dya,11 FAMILY GROCER .AND WINE & SPIRIT MERCHANT, Corner of Wellington & Langridge Sts., Lately occupied by A. E. DOWNIE, P.R.D., from his success in the past, and long and varied experience as Tea Dealer, and Wine and Spirit Merchant, CHALLENGES ' COMPETITION. N.B.-Wines & Spirits of choicest quality. 12 VICTORIA PARADE, MELBOURNE. Five doors from 1r. Browunless. Board and Residence for Famllies-Moderate,. Mrs. J. WATSON, FAMILY GROCER, 82..PEEL ST., Oollingwood. Late :of .No. 1. The Junction Cheap Grooery Mart. H. J.. WINSTONE, Tea Dealer, Grocer, AND PROVISION MERCHANT, Corner of Young and Webb Streets, FrrITZnoY. THE COCKATOO STORE, 347 BRUNSWICK STREET, ' W. THOMPSON, Wholesale and Retail tracer...

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THE ART OF SWIMMING. (LANCET.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 25 December 1875

THE ART OF SWIMMINnG. (LANOET.) THE natives of islands in tropical climes are not unfrequently export swimmers, and accustomed from their infancy to remain many consecutive hours in the Water; but the depression of temperature to which their bodies are exposed by immersion is not nearly so great as that undergone by Captain Webb. Besides which the exploits of these islanders are generally performed under the rays of a burning sun, and the heat they lose is quickly replaced by floating a few minutes now and again passively on the surface. In the present instance it must be assumed that the swimmer was entirely depend ent on the heat generated within his body by the ordinary process of oxid ation, accelerated by the muscular exertion; and, considering the continu ous loss entailed by contact with new masses of cold water at each stroke, the maintenance of a vital temperature is most extraordinary. The porpoise grease with which the surface of the body was lubricated no doubt did much ...

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CHAPTER XXIII. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 25 December 1875

WE : take the story-teller's licence of dealing at our pleasure' with time and space, and"shall' lightly 'pass over a pieriod .of two or three years frm Ithe date of our last chapter.. Within those years, many and important changes had been taking place at which we can only glance. To, begin with Hunter's Creek Station. . The energy, and, promptitude of?Mr. Bracy had, to ,a great extent, repaired the losses he had.sustained' by theflood. It ' was not long before the waters of the Crek 'haid 'retii'rned to their usual channel; and even ,lh ile they were subsiding another :establish ment was springing', up, under his directions, on the hill which had' re ceived the fugitive party, on that disastrous night, and which 'seemed beyond the reach of a similar catas trophe. At the close of the summer his family had taken possession of this new home, while the valley below was smiling with the promise of a rich and abundant harvest; and . when a,second sheep-shearing time returned and had pas...

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MOTHERS AND THEIR SONS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 25 December 1875

MOTHERS AND THEIR SONS. A modern essayist observes that " the. intellectual influence of woman is closelyi connected with her moral or educational influence over the children whom sihe trains. Here lies her chief power, nnd! our chief hope for the world's pence. The children are in her hands. The ideas of the coming race may be the fruit of her endeavors. The seeds of peace and order sown in young hearts will flourish and become goodly trees. When we consider the training which boys generally receive, we can feel littlh wonder that the cause of peace makes slow progress. Take the life of u British boy of the upper or middld classes, who receives no special training for the military profession. His first infancy is soothed by warlike songs; and enlivened by the sight of military grandeur. His first toys are guns; swords, and wooden soldiers, with which he makes imaginary war; and the most brilliant prints in his picturer book are representations of horse.guards and dragoons. His next...

Publication Title: Mercury
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AN EPISODE OF THE INDIAN MUTINY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 25 December 1875

AN EPISODE OF TILE INDIAN MUTINY. ONE day, in one of the inclosed build ings near Lucknow, a' great number of prisoners were taken, nearly all Sepoys. After the fight they were all bronght in to the officer commanding my regiment, and in the morning the order came that they should all be shot.' It chanced that It was my turn to command the firing-party. I asked the prisoners: their names and regiment. After hear ing some five or six, one Sopoy said he belonged to theo---regiment, which, was that my son had been in. I of course asked him if he had known my son, Anunteeo Ram, of th' light company. Ho answered that that was his own name; but this being a very common name, and having always imagined that my son, as I had never hoard from him, must have died of the Scinde fever, it did not at first strike me; but when lihe informed me that ho came from Til lowee, my heart leapt in my mouth. Could he be my son? There was no doubt of it, for he gave my name as his father, and he fell' down...

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FITZROY—THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 25 December 1875

FITZROY -THusaDAY, D1?aoansR 23, Before Messrs. Templeton, P.M., Marsden, MoLean, Deolbridge and T. Kidney. Annie Harper, for being drunk and die. orderly, was fined se., or 24 hours in gaol, Susan Simpson, on remand, charged with stealing a shawl, was discharged, A middle.aged woman named Ellen MoKean, was sentenced to three months' imprisonment with hard labor, for stealing a petticoat and some artificial flowere from the shop of Mr. Foy, Smith street. Lydia Gruvenor, who, appeared in court with a pair of black eyes, was fined 10s., and .1 Os. costs for breaking the windows and window.shutters in a house in Gore street. Maryanno Fosbury was charged with keeping a disorderly brothel. Postponed for a week to enable defendant to leave Fitzroy. Boyd and Head v. J. Martin. This was an intorpleader summons, and aft'or occupying the court for a considerable time, an order was made for the goods seized to be restored to the claimants. The respondent to pay 20s, costs. Ditchmanv. McElvor.-...

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BUSINESS MORALITY. (CHURCHMAN'S MAGAZINE.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 25 December 1875

BUSINESS MORALITY.' , i (auanimiz rAN'5 x&itlzaniw,.) IT would appear .that .l:Is extremely difficult, in some trades at least, to be at once successful and honest. r Thoughl there are no doubt businesses in which competition is not" oxcessive; though there are traders' who hivb inherited a position.ti in whichii' the temptation to roguery is but slight; though many aidulto?dtions and ]petty frauds ow their origin, not to necessity, but to, gicod: yet, leaving out of account the cases just dpecifiod,'in the words of our author, who has paid a great deal of attention to the subject, "on all sides we have met with the same conviction, that for those engaged in the ordinary trades there are but two courses,-oitrier to Sadopt'the practices of their competitors, or to give up business. ' Men in diffeor ent occupations and in diilerent places' -men naturally conscientious, who manifestly chafed under the' degreda tions they submitted.to, have one and all expressed to us the sad be...

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COLLINGWOOD, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 25 December 1875

COLLINGWOOD, TUEsDAY, DECEMnIBE 21' Before Messrs. Templeton, .P.M., Morgan (mayor), and Marsdon. Walter Simpson was brought up, charged with larceny from a dweiling. On the application of detective Bannon the prisoner was remanded for seven days. Edward and John McNoven were brought before the bench as neglected children. It was stated that the father of the children was an incorrigible drunkard. The bench made an order for the children to be sent to the industrial school. John Davis and George Clements; on remand, charged with stealing crockery, were discharged. John Ryan, charged with cruelly illtreat ing a horse, was discharged. Dennis Hayes, for driving without a light was fined 2s. Gd. Charles Crupsoh for being asleep in his cab, was fined 5s. A lad named John Kelly was charged with making use of obscene language in a public place, and there was a second charge against him for wilfully damaging the property of a man named John Rees. It appeared from the evidence, that some tim...

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