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

COLLING WOOD -TuanDAr. Before Messrs. Walker, Kidney, Barnet, and Marsden. William Collander-wilfal damage. A Mr. Roberts said he lived in Victoria Parade. On one uight during the week he saw Collander deliberately pnt his foot through the window of his shop. Witness went for a constable, but William had , vamoosed." Roberts valued his goods at 14s. Constable A 193 stated that he followed the youth and experienced great difficulty in getting him to gaoL He resisted violently. On the first charge the youth was fined as, damages 14s, ora week's imprisonment; on the second charge he was fined 20s or 7 days. Ada Cor, William Ryland, and James Jackson alias Jones-house-breaking and stealing. Inspector Drew prosecuted, and Mr. Daly defended Ryland. Mrs. Elizabeth Baily, living in Perty-street, Col`ingwood, said that on the 15th Nor. last she left her house safely locked up. She returned at about 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Sue found the doors open and her drawers lying about the floor. Sh...

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 — 14 December 1878

PRESTON.-Tarasoar. Before Mr. Shater, P.M., and 11r. Patter son, licensing magistrates. The following licenses were r nerel: G. Plant, Peacock Inn; J. R,,barts. Car ters' Arms; G. Leary, Gowerville Arms; J. R. Phelan, Pose, Thistle, and Ssh e.nroe Wine license, Wm. Marsh, Bell street. Transfers : - L Biaggi, Croxto Park; T. Clarke, Bridge Hotel; W. R lrh. C,n mercial Hotel; F. Steward, Junc.iJn Ho-el; G. Webb, Preston Arms. Before Mr Shnter, P..L, Messrs. Cl;nch. Dennis, Short, and Woods, J.P's. K2lpatriek, Doolan. Jolly. B rrell, Silk, and Hooper were fined 2s 6d ea:h f,r neg ligent driving, and being a-lde" i2 thhir drays. Silk was fined is GI and ls 61 ejsti for having no name on his dray. M. Clancy, two cattle wandering. Fines 3s and 2s Gd costs. A number of individuals were m-ilatel irl sums from 2s to :s and 2s 61 csts for neglecting to send children to sch,,L James Hooker--drunk and disirderly on the 6th instant. The constable degpsel that the man had been continuously druak ...

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

FI !ZilT Y-T rEsDAv. Before Messrs. Showers, BicLean, T. Kidney, and Marsden. John Smith and George Miller. two small boys, were charged with larceny from the premises of J. H. Mayor, who in curu identified the goods stolen-piping. bLr. Brien. living next to Mayor. saw the prisoner Smith take up the piping while Miller held the gate open. but on seeing her the two of them made off, le ,ving te zinc, &c., and their cart behia. l.n. Mason deposed as to the arrest of rte b u;a The bench thought that the evi lnea w'a not sufficient to convict the lads, aun they were discharged. The mother of one -1 the boys was severely reprimtnsdl for having gone to one of the matstratea before the hearing of the case to try to in fluence him in his decision. William Jones-stealing a book. the property of Jjhn Buchanen, valaue at 204. Buchanen said he was a traveller. On tae 11th instant he went into the Brtish Q seen hotel in the afternoon. He had two t.xs with him, the prisoner was in the ht....

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

GENERAL NOTICE. ¶ ercuarycu is published every Saturday J M iing. Persons wishing to have the paper reguntrly delivered at their place of business or residence will be charged is. per quarter, payable in advance; by post ls. 6d. per quarter. The quarter commences onthe firstSatnr day in the months of December, March, June, and September. The Editor will he Jooliged 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 inch ... 2s. 6d. Want places, Servants, Houses and Land for Sale or to Let, Articles for Sale or Exchange, 3liscel laneous, Missing Friends, &c., Os. 6d. Notices of Births, Deaths, and Marriages . .. .. s. Od. To AnvETrIs$ES.-NotiCe to weit?srae adveri?ements must be given in writing. T?HE Mercury can be obtained from any of the following agents :--Subscription Is, per quarter. G. CABNELL ... 167 Smith street. Mrs. WOODauF ... 96 Brun...

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

DURHAM HOUSE. J. CURRY, TAILOR & HABIT B AKER 79 4 81 SMITH ST." FITZROY. R. KERSHAW. Famil .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 Haireutters 'to equal PROFESSOR `HIGGINBOTHAM. T. HIGGINBOTHAM , Sensational Haircutter, etc., Iespectfully informs the public that he cuts hair in alt the following fashionable styles: Rifle Conps, Garibaldi, Palmerston, Horse shoe, Byron, Brutus, Oxford, 'American, Fr-m, h. Cambridge, West end, Dundreary, atd ililitary crop. Haircut and shampoa'd T. HIGGINBOTHAM, 215 .-MITH STREET, FITZROY. All kinds of Fancy Pipes, etc. CHAS. MOORE, (Late of Collingwood) Carver & Gk-ilLer, Picture Frame Maker, 114 Lonsdale st, opposite hospital, Melb'ne. Re-Gilding, Map Mlounting, &c. CHAS. CANTLON, HAIRDRESSER,. AND TOBACCONIST, A'flne assortment of Meerschaum & Wooden pipes. Tobacco and Cigars of be...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, DEC. 14, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 December 1878

PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, DEC. 14, 1878. A REMARKABLE report has been pre sented by a committee of the .Legisla tive Assembly in relation to the Gas Company's Amalgamation Bill, lately passed into law. The statement of the charges of passing the said Bill into law furnish subject matter for very many questions which had better not be put into print, but which each in terested reader can shape iu his own mind, and answer in his own inner mental chamber in silence and secrecy, lest utterance might lead to slander, or writing to libel The paragraph of the report which, coming from a committee of the Legislative Assembly, must be true, and is not at all likely to be in excess of the true facts, which states that the "Gas Bill" was passed because the marginal notes misled honorable members. Do members only read the marginal notes, now they are paid ? It is stated that it was understood that the Bill was a fair rescript of the London Acts. Whence came the und...

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COUNCIL. CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WEDNESDAY, 11th. DECEMBER. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 December 1878

COUNCIL. CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WmEDN.SDAY, 11th. DECESBEB. Present: the Mayor (Cr. Walker) in the chair, Crs. Peters, Smith, Keele, Wright, Turner, Hlanslow, Bryant, and Upton. CORRESPONDENCE. From Secretary of Yarra Yarra Cricket Club, asking Council to fill up some holes in the Mayor's Park, and to remove trees. Referred to Public Works Committee with power to act From Town Council of Prahran stating that that Council did not intend to grant licenses to nightmen unless their carts were made of iron. Referred to Local Board of Health. From Lands and Surv-y Department stating that land in Council.street had been temporarily reserved for a Temperance Hall. Received. From Secretary of Lying-in-hospital ask ing for a donation. Received. From Lands and Survey Department stating that the lease for the lands used by Messrs. Hesse and Rummel had been re scinded, but could not grant the use of the land as a reserve for a manure depot. There was some discussion about trying to get the reserve...

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HUNTING WITH THE NIZAM'S CHEETAHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 21 December 1878

HUNTING WITH THE NIZAM'S CHEETAHS. We move forward, bound for some knolls and rocks which command an uninterrupted view of the whole plain. Herds of deer are scattered about, lazily couching under the trees, or feeding upon the finer herbage on the margin of the pools. Two cradle-like native carts (backeries), made of sticks and rope. each drawn by a small bullock, are hovering about in the distance, and each has lying down on its floor a hunting cheetah, hooded, fastened, and dinnerless. The chase begins. From our vantage ground we see one cart slowly and cautiously driven towards a herd of antelopes, and approaching them unseen and unnoticed. When within some forty or fifty yards the cart stops, a keeper jumps into it and slips and unhoods the cheetah, who is down on the turf in the twinkling of an eye. He sees the grazing animals, and forthwith he begins to work to wards them. Step by step stealthily he advances, stalking every inch with measured, cat-like footfall, and taking ad...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CELEBRATED DUELS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 21 December 1878

CELEBRATED DUELS. ALTHOUGH the number of duels which have ended fatally for both com batants is happily limited, the fashion which prevailed during the 18th cen tury of having a number of seconds on either side, pitted one against the other, caused- many duels to end fatally for more than one of the actors in them. One of the most famous duels of this kind, as well as one of the most disas trous in its consequences, was that be tween the Duke of Hamilton and Lord Mohun, which took place in the reign of Queen Anne, in the year 1712. The Duke of Hamilton was a most amiable and accomplished gentleman, beloved by his friends, and respected by all; while Lord Mohun was the most finished scoundrel and desperado of the time, which is saying a good deal. He for private reasons, of which revenge was the only one, was determined to force a quarrel on the Duke. Accordingly, he insulted him grossly, and then sent him a challenge, which the Duke, although he knew in so doing he played into the s...

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RANDOM SKETCHES. A TRIP TO PHILLIP ISLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 21 December 1878

RANDOM SKETCHES. A TRIP TO PHI.LIP ISLAND. WE started from Melbourne, a few days before last Christmas, for a trip to Phillip Island; and to have a glimpse of the other interesting spots which lay along the route. The first portion of the journey is to Schnapper Point, by coach. The road is a capital one, and the coach jogs along easy; but for all that the journey was very tedious. The coach was crowded, as it always is at the approach of the holidays, and the weather hot. These two disagreeables combined make anything but an agreeable trip. At Frankston a stop is made for ten minutes, and the horses changed: the rest of the journey is very soon accomplished. When we reached the Point we had refreshment, and a short look about us. The place was full of people. Every hotel was crowded out. People were compelled to sleep in their own buggies for want of accommoda tion. But this only occurrs once a year, during the win'er the hotels are without a visitor, and the place all through is d...

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NOTES AND COMMENTS. 18/12/78. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 21 December 1878

I~OTES AND COMMENTS. By COSMOPOLITE. 18 1?12178. The drivers' in the employ of the AMelbource Bus Company do not seem at all : satisfied with the. stigma which Ass been attached to them through the peculations of some of their number, and are highly indignant that all should be classed in the same category as those who have recently been caught pilfer ing fron the fare-boxes. They also complain (" the long hours they have to work, and argue that as eight hours is considered a fair day's work in other avocations, those who enjoy that boon should extend their sympathy to them. As the public are -aware, a meeting, of the drivers was held at the corner of Brunswick-street and Victoria-parade, last Sunday morning, but nothing was done beyond a lot of desultory conver sation. Either through fear of losing their situations, or from some other un defined cause, no one would act as chairman, nor would any one act as a deputation to interview the managers with the object of getting red'cJw fo...

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THE CRATER OF VESUVIUS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 21 December 1878

THE CRATER OF VESUVIUS. THE following is an extract from a letter to the Illustrated London News, written by Mr. J. Eddy, who had .recently been travelling through Italy : "Vesuvius having been for a long time in a disturbed condition, and the reports of an eruption growing more and.more exciting, I determined to pay a visit to the mountain, and see in what condition it really was. It is, perhaps, almost needless to say that I found everything had been very much exaggerated. This, indeed, I had ex pected ; for anyone who knows where the Observatory is placed, and how Professor Palmieri stayed there, un moved by the terrible eruption of 1872, will find it difficult to believe that he would now spend his time in building a ,dyke round his observatory, as the telegrams reported. Still, the visit was not unsatisfactory, for I was able to descend into the old crater, which would, of course, have been impossible in a great eruption, and to see the new cone and the small eruption which is ...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE MAN FROM CHICAGO. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 21 December 1878

THE MAN FROM CHICAGO. [FROM TaHE CLEVELND IERaD.] The last man brought to the Central Station before the reporter left last night was rather a fine figure, jauntly dressed, and with, the swaggering air affected by those knowing fellows who are themselves conscious of their superi ority over the herd, and don't care who knows it. His whole manner, both of action and speech, was an ostentatious expression of contempt for everybody and everything pertaining to Cleveland. He had had some difficulty with a hackman, and it was on a charge of disturbance that the officer arrested him. "What's your business ?" asked the Lieutenant. "Do you mean me? I have no busi ness; I am a gentleman of leisure." "Where is your home?" "My home's in Chicago." "Chicago? Chicago?" repeated the Lieutenant, reflectively, while a twinkle shone in the eye farthest from the prisoner. "Did you say Chicago?" "Yes, I did; I said Chicago; I s'pose you've heard of it ?" "Is it in this country? What State is it in?" "G...

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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 21 December 1878

POLICE. FITZROY-MONDAY. Before Messrs. Tucker, Raven, Ricardo, Bennetts, and Woodhead. Thomas Reynolds, Elizabeth Bowen, and John Morgan were each charged with being drunk and disorderly. Reynolds was dis charged, Bowen got fined 10s or 3 days, and Morgan was fined 10s or 48 hours' im prisonment. Martin Gibbons, on a charge of being drunk while in charge of a horse and cab, was remanded till Thursday. Victor Howard, a small boy, was charged with stealing a silver watch and gold ear rings, valued at £5. The boy had been in the Reformatory for some time and had also been to Sydney. He was ordered to be imprisoned for one' hour and then to be sent to the Reformatory till he reached the age of 14 years. Ellen Ryan, an adult female with a Celtic cast of countenance, was charged with stealing a chopper from a butcher. named Chas. T. Edwards. Ryan pleaded guilty, and was sent to gaol for 7 days. Barbara Rhodes-on remanded charge of occupying a house frequented by suspected persons. The pol...

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ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 21 December 1878

ABSTRACT OP BIRTH" AVD DEATHS. Assrakcr of Births and Death re riscPr in the Metropolitan andSnburbL DOi~iri.-'· during the week ending 7th 3) t'n - 1878. District. Brighton ... .. 4 3 Brunswick ... ... 7 Carltoun -. 13 Collingwood ... ... 3 1a Fitzroy . - 1 9 Flemington .. -.. 1 Footecray ... 1 Hawthorn ... ... 3 5 Hotham - ... 1 7 Kew .. ... Lt Melbourne (South) ... Melbourne (West) ... 13 5 Prahran ... 7 4 Richmond ... 10 7 Sandridge ... ... 11 4 Emerald Hill . .. 18 3 South Yarra .. .. 5 9 St. Kilda ... ... 5 3 Williamstown _. .. 5 S 111 9

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GOOD MEN OF BUSINESS. [GLOBE.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 21 December 1878

GOOD MEN OF BUSINESS. [oGLOSS.] "LET your pledged word be sacred," says the notorious Mr. Barnum, in his undeniably shrewd "rules for success." " Whatever you do, do it with all your might. - . Ambition, energy, in dustry, perseverance are indispensably requisite for success in business. Do not scatter your powers, but engage in one kind of business, and stick to it. Do not depend on others. Your suc cess must depend on your own indi vidual exertions," and so on. Take the first hundred "successful men of business" to be found in the city, and the probability is that not ten of that hundred will even approximate to the standard here set up. The test of a successful man in the commercial world is of course the wealth he manages to accumulate; and nothing can be more evident than that in business the making of money is often the result of neither industry, nor en ergy, nor perseverance, nor scrupulous adherence to pledges given, nor to any other of the numerous virtues with which a fir...

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TOBACCO. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 21 December 1878

TOBACCO. TaE Society for Discountenancing the Abuse of Tobacco has just presented a memorial to M. Albert Gigot, Prefect of Police, pointing out that the Paris cab-drirvers persist in smoking while on "-duty, in defiance of the disciplinary regulations forbidding the practice in question. The fumes emitted from the pipes and cigars of the cabbies are, it seems, particularly offensive to ladies. This reminds me of an anecdote related of the late excellent Queen of Holland. Her Majesty was taking a solitary stroll in the Wood at Loo one summer's evening, when she became aware of a sentinel who was indulging in a few forbidden whiffs inside his box. The poor fellow, with no end of courts martial beforehis eyes, threw away his pipe, and, in broken accents, piteously begged the Queen not to denounce him to the authorities. "Don't be afraid," answered the kindly Sovereign; "and here is a ducat for you to buy some good tobacco. I wonderyou can smoke such nasty smelling stuff." If the Paris...

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JENNY'S LOVERS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 21 December 1878

JENNY'B LOVERS. t In that growing City, Collingwood, In eighteen seventy three, Lived a cha- ming maid of sweet eighteen As fair as fair could be; Her parents loved their only child, And riches had in store, So costly were the jewels bright That pretty Jenny wore. -Once Jernv. for a change of air, And with mamma's consent, For a few weeks to Dandenong To see seme friends she went; 'Twas t} ere she met a nice young man, No one could him excel, Ere one short week in Dandenong In love with her he fell. "One, Willie Gray, this lucky youth Be did not love in vain, Sis passion was as warm returned By. gentle charming Jane; ToFether band in hand they'd rove The vales and trees among. Till idle gossip quickly spread Of them, through Dandenong. And soon it reached to Collingwood, Unto her parents' ears, So Jenny had to home return With sigh and hitter tears; With many a fond and warm embrace Did Willie part with Jane, And promising to go to town To see her soon again. It was arranged, ere Je...

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A SCENE IN SOUTH AFRICA. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 21 December 1878

A SCENE IN SOUTII AFRICA. ON this journey the scenery was splendid. Caves are large and numer ous in these mountains, once barriers to the ocean. Often I have wandered for hours without finding an end to them, and rarely failing to come across streams of pure water running along the floors, and suddenly disappearing down what appear to be rents in the earth's crust. One morning we started from Pilgrims' Rest Creek (a tributary of the Blyde River) to explore the valleys in a northerly direction. We took a supply of tarred rope to use as tt.rches. After crossing the creek, we toiled for a long time in ascending to the top of a range 6,500ft. above the sea level. These mountains consist of horizontal layers of hard metamorphic rocks resting on a bed of decomposed grey granite, often as soft as putty; quartz ironutone, and flint boulders form a deep, conglomerate alluvium in the valleys, and it is in this alluvium that gold is found. After reaching the top, and skirting the side of anot...

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TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 21 December 1878

TO CORRESPONDENTS. £ejected communicaarns cannot be returned under any circumstances whatever. Vo notice can be taken of anonymous com munications. Every letter must be acc.n panied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. !'o avoid inconvenience and delay to persons interested we hare to request that all busin,.s communications, including advertisemen'. urders for the paper, and remittances, be a dressed to GutFFITe & SPAven, and not the EDITOE. ::VEIuarS:SEENT?. in all cases, to be prep,,,. .:a-crs and other communications intended., : iasertin i, the nesws columns shout.•

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