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

COLLINGWOOD-TnEsDAv. Before Messrs. Walker, Eade, Barnett, Levens, and Marsden. Denis O'Callaghan. Margaret O'Callag. ban-Insulting behaviour. On Sunday afternoon Son.-Con. Evans said a number of people followed him, and stated that the two prisoners were conducting themselves in a very bad fashion in Studley-street -Vhen he went down to the place the fight. Sing stopped. O'Callaghan said that his son frequented a brothel. and that his wife went to get the lad away, but his son turned round and knocked his mother down, he immediately turned and struck him, but he was rewarded with a blow in the eye. Mr. Scott saw the row, and ob eerved the woman throwing stones at a -house opposite. For the insulting behaviour both parties were fined 10s, or 24 hours, and for breaking the panes of glass the woman was fined Is. with 12s damages, or 48 hours' imprisonment. Sarah Heywood-No lawful visible means of support. Taken to Dr. Singleton's Home. Frederick Clark-Larceny of cigars from -Sprey's c...

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

GENERAL NOTICE. THE Mercury is published every Saturday 1 Morning. Persons wishingto have the pper regularly delivered at their place of buineas or residence will be chuged ls. per a quarter, payable in advance; by post Is. 6d. b per quarter. The quarter commences onthe first Satur- n day in the months of December, March, a June. and September. 0 The Editor will be" obliged for inform- C stion--more especially relating to local mnatters. SCALE FOR ADVERTISING. t Business Cards, per quarter, from . 7s. 6d. C Official and Election Advertisements, it each insertion, per inch . .. 2s. 6d o Want places, Servants, Houses and Land for Sale or to Let, Articles for Sale or Exchange, 3Miscel laneous. Missing Friends, &c., Os. 6d. Notices of Births, Deaths, and Marriages .. . -.. is. Od. To AnvraTsaRs.-Notices to witluhdrew odvertisements must be given in writing. THE Mercury can be obtained from any of 1 the following agents :--Subscription Is, per quarter. g G. CA3nnEL ... 167 Smith ...

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

DURHAM HOUSE. J. CURRY, TAILOR' & HABIT MAKER, FITZEOY.. R. KERSHAW. Family irocer 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 Haircutters to equal ?PROFESSOR HIGGINBOTHAM. T. HIGGINBOTKAX, Sensational Hfaircutter, 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 shamp,'d T. HIGGINBOTHAM, 215 2MI1IH STREET, FITZBOY. All kinds of Fancy Pipes, etc. CHAS. MOORE, (Late of Collingwood) Clarver & G-d1er, Picture Frame 'a-er1 114 Lonsdale st., opposite hospital, Melb'ne. Re-Gilding, Map Mounting, &e. CHAS. CANTLON, HAIRDRESSER, AND TOBACCONIST, SIMPSON'S ROAD, [Opposite Simpson's hoteL] , -Afine assortment of Meerschaum & Wooden pipes, Tob...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, DEC. 7, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 December 1878

PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY.... Lasoer Omia vilcit. SATURDAY, DEC. 7, 1878. AzTTEMPTS are being made'to establish Coffee Taverns-or: as they :have been in Collingwood moreambitionusy naed Coffee Palaces-in our midst. We wish the promoters every success, for the work they have initiated is one of undoubted excellence, and should com nand, 'hot only the sympathies and gbod wishes, but the energetic assistance of these who desire the welfare and comfort of their less fortunate and more tempted fellow-men. Coffee Taverns supply a want, and it is only by supplying the wants of a community of beings that that community can be induced to work harmoniously, for the end that all strive for-the peace and prosperity of its indi vidual members. It is therefore the more to be regretted that this important and highly beneficial movement has not secured more encouragement from those whose more particular avocations, it is to interest themselves in the well fare of their fellows. The movement is worth...

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A BURNING MOUNTAIN IN QUEENSLAND. [BRISBANE COURIER.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 December 1878

A BURNING MOUNLTANI 1L QIUEESLAND. [BBISRAla COUmRR.] Wa are favoured by Mr. Thomas Freney, surveyor, with a very interest ing and graphic account of a burning mountain, whose existence has, strange to say, hitherto been unknown. Mr. Freney's communication is dated " Cooper's Plains, September 16," and runs as follows --" Having recently been near the Main Range, my atten tion was drawn by some young men in the locality to the existence of a burn ing mountain they had lately visited in company of a blackfellow, who acted as guide, and by whom they were in formed it had been on fire to his know ledge since he was a little boy. I ar ranged with them to visit the locality on a certain day, and accordingly ten or more of us started, all anxious to see so rare an occurrence. After travelling some miles the mountains began to close in, and our path was confined to the valley of the Teviot Brook, with its splendid stream clear as crystal. A narrow passage of solid rock was soon reached, th...

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COUNCIL. CITY OF FITZROY. FRIDAY, 6TH DECEMBER. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 December 1878

COUNCIL. CITY OF FITZROY. FRIDAY, 6TH DECEMBER. Present: Cr. Woodhead in the Chair, Crs. Holden, Evans, McMahon, Cunning- ham, Showers, and Lyons. CORRESPONDENCE. From Residents in York-place, off York- street, drawing attention to an overflow of water from an adjoining house. Referred to Local Board of Health. From Peter Moloney, complaining of a nuisance arising from the factory of Mr.   White. The communication stated that frequent applications had, been made to Mr. White to stop the cause of the nuisance but no notice had been taken. The writer hoped that it would soon be abated. Re- ferred to Local Board of Health. From McKean and Leonard, stating that a client of theirs had fractured his arm, by being thrown down, owing to the negligent state of Brunswick-street, Fitzroy North. The solicitors submitted that £500 would be a reasonable compensation. The Town Clerk to inform communicants that the Council's solicitors were Crisp, Lewis, and Hedderwick. From Metropolit...

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

LICENSING COURT. There were 77 applications for licenses granted. The application of Mary McManns, Tankerville Arms, was opposed by the police on the grounds that the applicant was of drunken habits. Sergeant Rennie said that on one occasion he went into the hotel and found the applicant lying behind the counter. Mr. Lyons appeared for the ap plicant and argued that the evidence given was too slight to take away a woman's license. The bench thought so too and granted the license. Henry George Crocker, of the Inter national Exhibition hotel, did not appear, and the application was struck out.

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GOLD STREET STATE SCHOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 December 1878

GOLD STREET STATE SCHOOL. OWraG to a somewhat severe demand upon our' space. wn' wei unable, in our last issue, to give a list of 'those' who received prizes at the demonstration of the 'above school, held in the Town Hall,'Fitzroy, on the 28th ult. Some of our young friends have been in consequence much disap pointed, but we now supply the omission and thus afford - them the satisfaction desired, The successful, as well as the un successful pupils are not backward 'ih acknowledging the great interest taken in their moral and mental culture, and the 'kindness extended' to' them by their teach ers in obtaining such a" well-assorted 'and valuable collection of prizes. 'We embrace this opportunity of adverting to one or two features in connexion with this demonstra tion that 'vere inadvertently overlooked in in' our previous report.' Not :th' least pleasing and imposing feature was the procession, of the children from the-school ,to the Town Hall. Having been arranged in marching order...

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THE AFGHANS. [GLOBE.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 December 1878

THE AFGHANS: [GLOBE.] AFGHANISTAN Proper may be said to date as a nation from a period a little before the Norman conquestof England. We have little information with respect to this part of the world till about 997 A.D. At that time, Monsoor, a Tartar chief, seems to have held sway to the North-west of what is now our Tndian frontier, and on his death one ui his officers, Sebek-Taghee, seized the op. portunity to carve out for himself, out of Tartar territory, an independant State, of which Ghuznee was made the capital. This Sebek-Taghee is regarded as the founder of the nation whose ruler seems likely to give our Government in India no little trouble. It would seem to have always been an exceedingly difficult part of the world for the historian or geographer to deal with, and not altogether a pleasant region for military operations, as our own history can testify. Its people are of various races -the Afghans, the Tajiks, the Kazzil Bashees, the Hazarahs, the Hindkis, the Jats, and ...

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THE ELECTRIC LIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 December 1878

THE ELECTRIC LIGHT. FOL.rOWIsG up rhe successful use of the electric light in Paris and elsewhere, the London Stereoscopic Company have now caused powerful machinery to be erected at their Regent-street premises for the production of this new lighting agency, and claim to be first in applying it to purely commercial purposes. A considerable number of persons assembled on Tuesday evening to witness the illumination of the lower end of Regent-street by means of a lamp in connection with the apparatus, and as usual the soft but powerfulrays of the electric light caused the ordi nary street lamps to look dim and yellow, as though seen through a fog, by force of contrast. This lamp, be sides illuminating the street, is made to throw its light upon the window of the company's premises, and thus it can readily be seen by a glance at the colored photographs there displayed that the new light is no destroyer of even the most delicate colors. The apparatus, which is constructed accord ing to ...

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A TERRIBLE CHARACTER. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 December 1878

A TERRIBLE CHARACTER. THE Arizona Citizen of the 30th ult. says:-The robber killed at Tucson last week was evidently one of the worst renegades ever in Arizona. He is from San Francisco-a Kearneyite and it is stated he, with a few other boy hoodlums, lived seven years in an old boiler, until the aperture used as an entrance would no longer admit them. He claims to have robbed nine coaches, says he killed his first man when only fifteen years of age, and that at one time, when closely pursued by detectives in New Mexico, he made a fight and killed seven-the entire party. He could shoot effectively with two re volvers simultaneously, and equally well with either hand. He had a plan to rob the Depository at Tucson, dur ing business hours, by simply present. ing the clerk with a sack, and then, with cocked pistols, produce green backs or death. His accomplice, how ever, was unwilling to hold his horse at the door. He was to rob the stage the day following the one on which he was killed,...

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NOTES AND COMMENTS. 121278. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 December 1878

NOTES AND' COMMENTS. Br COSMOPOLITE. 12 1 12 178.. Last week we were favored with a row at the Melbourne 'Hospital. Dr. Gilbee went into the operating :theatre and found Dr. Fitzgerald about to do something unpleasant and Dr. Gilbee at once said, "You have no 'right 'to'do that, you have not held:a consultation, according to the rules of the committee," "Oh, bother, you,' and the rules, -and the committee," said Dr. Fitzgerald only his expressions were rather warmer, "I am trying to do this poor creature a little good and can't be interfered with' ; and on this a very pretty row takes place, reports are sent in and* commit tees and sub-committees meet, bear evidence and report suo modo. Now, how differently they do things in the old country, (will our children call it the old country I wonder'; at.. the Glasgow .small debts court James Patrick by his next friend sued Dri Herbert of the Infirmary and Mrs. Lynch, a nurse for without consent, cutting from his right arm a piece of healt...

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COLLINGWOOD DISTRICT M.U.I.O.O.F. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 December 1878

COLLING WOOD DISTRICT 3.UJ.O.O.F. The Grand Annual Meeting of the Col lingwood District M.U.I.O.O.F., was held in the Loyal Manners Sutton Lodgeroom, Cornstalk Hotel, Simpson's-road, on Friday the 6th instant. Delegates from the various lodges constituting the district were present, and also a large number of visitors. Provincial Grand Master C. H. Bayley occupied the chair. The chairman in his opening address, stated that the district was in a most satisfactory condition, both as regards numbers and funds, and that more members had been initiated during the past year, than in any previous one. The number of members good on the books was 1019. The Lodges had been conducted in an efficient manner during the year, and a good feeling pervaded'the whole district. After referring to other matters of interest to the various lodges, he concluded his remarks by thanking all for the courtesy that had been extended to him, and for the kind reception that he had on all oc casions received, and...

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THE MATER'S PADDOCK QUESTION. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 December 1878

THE MATER'S PADDOCK QUESTION. Oi- Wednesday evening last the following comnmunication was read at the Colling wood Council meeting. "Dec. 9th, 1878. To His Worship the Mayor of Colling wood. In accordance with resolution of Mater's Paddock Committee I, in con junction with ex-Cr. Kidney, now recom mend the owners of property fronting to Mater and Emma streets pay to the Coun cil 5s. per foot frontage, in liquidation of all claims against them for the making of Mater and Emma Streets. On behalf of the Committee, - BENJAMIN CLARK." Approved by Williani Kidney. SAt a meeting of the owners of land in Mater and Emma streets, held in Gas ometier hotel, Dec. 9th, a resolution was carried authorising and requesting Mr. ex-Cr. Kidney and Mr. ex-Cr. Clark to mike the above offer to the Council. WM. FIELD, Hon. Sec., Mater's Paddock Committee.' The letter having been duly received the Con-, il decided to hear Mr. ex-Cr. Kidney as a deputation. .Mr. K dney thanked the Couneil f.r the courtesy e...

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CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 December 1878

West of England v Carlton Orval ended in a victory for the W.:st by 23 runs, the scores being West 66 Oval 41. The highest scorers for the West were Williamson and Reynolds with 16; for the Oval Coopar 18, and Browning 14. The brwling honors being divided between Williamson and Reed for the West and Henry und Browning for the Oval. To-Dar's ?ATCHES. The West of England will try conclusions with the Northcote Park at Northeote. The West of England team will be selected from the following who are requested to meet at the Birmingham fotel at 2-30 sharp. Allan, Alexander, Butler, Chalk, Carmichael, Egnon, Jones, Hunter, Rice. Reed, Muir, Williamson, Showers, Rigby, Warren, and Crowe. Next Wedneslay 18 of the West of Eng land will play the first eleven of Melbourne on the ground of the litter, play to com mence at 12 o'clock sh trp. The following will represent the WVest-Allan. Alexander, Butler, Chalk. Carmichaei. Egnon, Jones, Hunter, Ltrnach, MIcDonough. Reynolde, Muir, Lowe, Reed, Ri...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 December 1878

Funerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN, t' n? d'er t a,lr er, At PRICES LOWER than any house in Victoria. vote the address: 203 & 205 SMITHST., 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. W. FIELD, Proprietor. GEORGE F. KEITH, UPHOLSTERER, Cabinet Maker AND BEDDING' MANUFACTURER. GRATTAN STREET, CARLTON, Opposite Orderly Room. Spring Mattresses, and every description of superior bedding made to order. Country orders receive prompt attention. JOHN GRENNEN, PRACTICAL BOOTMAKER Removed to S -Smith St. FITZROY, - -- (Late Williams) Every description of Ladies', Gents', and Youths' Boots made to orders. Terms moderate. Repairs executed A ,IMERRY XMAS AND A HAPPY IfEEW YEAR. The Origin of Christmas Boxes. It was anciently a custom to carry a box from door to door, for the collection of little p...

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NOT HIS STYLE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 December 1878

NOT HIS STYLE. "0 CHARLES ! come from the window or she will see you, that dreadful girl ! she is riding up the avenue with her brother." " Well, and if she does see me, what then ?" asked Mr. Pontifex of his young wife, as he turned leisurely from a view of grassy park-land which to his eye was hardly spoiled by the addition of Jack, I should say, Miss Haldane and her brothdr. " Why, if they do see you, we must be in," returned Mrs. Pontifex ; " and perhaps old Isaac thinks we have all started for Westlands, you know I said at lunch we must go immediately after wards." '.As if old Isaac did not know what your 'immediately' means, you little goose; no, no, Issa, be calm, and await the worst. "Oh, dear, dear! to think of their coming to call, when I am so frightened of tomboys and fast girls. And they call her Jack, Charlie ! " This crowning enormity had hardly escaped from the mistress of the house, when Miss Haldane and her brother were shown into the drawing-room. A young girl wit...

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THE STORY OF THE CENTAURS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 December 1878

THE STORY OF THE CEN TA URS. ? THE fable of the Centaurs is a fable of the highlands. Their haunts were among the fastnesses of the Thessalian and, Arcadian mountains. -Arcadia, however, was not their earliest home : their earliest home .was Thessaly, where they ranged'the forests of Mount Pelion, and from thence as far as Ossa and -the-- gorge of-Tempe, along the great eastern ridge which shuts out the plain of the Enipens'from the sea. That inland*plain was from time immemorial the great horse-breeding district of the Greek world, and it was natural that, tbgether with many adother sacred and heroic legend of the race, this legend of the man-horse should spring up among the mountains which fenced it round about. The prodigious nature of the creatures was accounted for by the prodigious circumstances of their birth. They were the children or grandchildren of the murderer Ixion, who, when the gods 'had 'granted him purification, incorrigibly repaid their clemency by seeking to do vi...

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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 December 1878

POLICE. F[TZ IROY-Mo rvar. Before Messrs. Tucaker. lteardo, Raven, Woodhead. and MIarsden. McDonald v ilack. Apphicltion by Mr. Stephen to eancel the indentures of a lad named Black. Counsel pointed out that the indentures were illegal, they nut hating being sealed nor signel by Mel). a ll ApN plication granted. Thomas Tracy-drunk and disorderly. Constable Rogerson found Tracy asleep in Rose-street, and took him thence to the watch-house. Tracy pleaded that his drunkenness was an epileptic fit. Fined 5s, or 24 hours' imprisonment. John New bold-drunk and disorderly. 5s. or 21 hours. William Maute-ditto ditto. Wil liam. who was graced with long lanky hair and a bruised cheek, admitted the offence, and was fined 5s, or 24 hours. William Lewis. ditto ditto. William said he had been on the strict Q. T. for 14 weeks pre vious to his little escapade, which was caused by his wife having no fire in the in the house, nor supper ready when he returned. Fined 5s, or 21 hours' im prisonment. Th...

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SHIRE OF HEIDELBERG. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 December 1878

SHIRE OF HEIDELBERG. WEDNESDAY, DECE~MER 11, 1878. Present:-Cr. Studley, (President), Crs. Peers, Scotland, Duncan, Smith, Bond and Davey. The'Annual Meeting was first held and the accounts duly audited were approved of and allowed. The detailed items will be found in the adver'ised balance sheet, but the summary is as follows: Balance last year ... £1187 19 1 'Receipts for the year 3004 3. 0 Total £4192 2. 1 Expenditure for the year £2683 14. 8 Balance in bank ... 1508 7 5 £4192 2 1 The regular meeting was then held. After the minutes were read MLr. Gardiner waited on the Council to claim a reduction in the assessment of his property, which 'was rated at £540, and the rental of which was only £300. He had had no notice and was not to blame if he had not attended before, and he had not seen the notices posted throughout the shire. After con sultation the Council decided to reduce the valuation to £400; but Mr. Gardiner seemed even more dissatisfied with this, and said he would rathe...

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