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

Funerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN, TCJ n. 1e r td a, 1 er At PRICES LOWER than any howie in Victoria. Note the address: 203 &r 205 &MIITHBT.,FITZROY. CHAS. MOORE, (Late of Collingwood) -Carver & GI-ldcer, Pictdre Frame Maker, i14 Lonsdale st., opposite hospital, Melb'ne. Be-Gilding, Map Mounting, &c.. T8. :B. YPEE, 'Souessor.e to th late -.. Dr Whitcomb, 'Li iden House,' tGore street, Fitzroy,.Ca' be :consuilted atthe usual' hours. - R. KERS A W. Family rocer - and Provision Merchant ANCAISHIRE STORE, HODDLE STREET (corner Gipps;street) EgsFamilies waitoe' otfoferdi'ert Eggs and Fresh Batter from t dafries. I TELL U THERE. R No Haircutters to eiqual PROFESSOR. HIGGINBOTHAM. T. HIGGINBOTHAN, Sensational Haircutter, etc., Respectfully informs the public that he' cuts hair in all the following fashionable styles: Rifle Corps, Garibaldi; Palmeriton; Horse shoe, Byron, Brutus, Oxford, American, French. Cambridge, West end. Dundreary.. anl Military crop. Ha...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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NOT HIS STYLE. (Continued from our last.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 21 December 1878

NOT HIS STYLE. (Continued from our last.) Such a poor woebegone face as met the girl at the Park, Issa, whiter than her dressing-gown, with red eyes of grief and sleeplessness. Baby was so ill, the Doctor had sent to town for further advice. She must go back to her; Lesliehad gone for Charlie, it was a most critical case. And then the poor mother fell into Jack's ready arms and wept again, but this time the tears did her good, Jack had loved baby too. And then they went to the nursery, and with some difficulty Jack coaxed the little, wistful, suffering thing into her own arms, while Issa lay down on the sofa near, and presently, oh joy ! the weary mother forgot her troubles for a blessed hour in sleep. The doctors paid their evening visit with grave faces, the London man talked of another interview on the morrow, the country practitioner pre pared to spend the night in the house. Mr. Pontifex and Mr. Leslie returned, and Issa was sent to bed. She had been up two nights, and through ...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 21 December 1878

COLLINGWOOD-TuEDsAY. Before Messrs. Walker, Barrett, and Marsden. George Hall was fined 5s for being drunk andA.isorderly. William Crush was charged with wilful damage to one Benjamin T. Stevens, who stated that he was an undertaker living in Johnston-street. At about 1 p.m., on the 16th instant he was going along Hoddle street, when he met the prisoner and three other larrikins, whom he did.not know, in the vicinity of the Highbary Barn Hotel The prisoner called out to him to stand, and caught prosecutor by the arm and attempted to strike him in the face. In this he did not succeed, but smashed his hat over his face. The other men going to prisoner's assistance, Stevens struck Crush, and he-prosecutor-immediately went to the police station and reported the matter. He gave Crush no cause for assault, and had no previous knowledge of the man. Con. Nolan said that he went to arrest Crush in a Barber's shop, when he tried to escape by the back door. Crush was fined 40s, and 12s 6d dama...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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SHIRE OF JIKA. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 21 December 1878

SHIRE OF JIKA. The adjourned meeting was held at the Shire Hall, on Monday evening last. The President-Cr. Dennis-and all the Coun cillors were in attendance. Slaughtering licenses were granted to eight of the present holders, who made application for renewals. Letter from Mr. F. Walker, complaining that his tender for the Tollgates had not bccn accepted. Cr. Plant explained the action taken by the Public Works Com mittee in re-advertising, as the first adver tisement had not been precise enough in its terms.-No action taken. Petition from residents of Separation street, for water to be laid on. Cr. Plant said the cost of the work would be £500, and the return, according to the rateable value of the property, would be about £30, and he moved that the Secretary take out the amount of rates paid in the street, and if six per cent. were shown, that the appli cation be forwarded to the Public Works Department, and supported by the Council, and that at the same time the best en deavors s...

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

FITZEOY-THUIuDAY. Before Messrs. Showers, Kidney. Raven, and McLean. Margaret Fogarty and Mary Smith were charged with being inebriated and refrac tory. Considering the circnmstances of their custody they were discharged. Martin Gibbons--drunk while in charge of a horse and cab. Fined 10s. Frederick Osmond--charged with utter ing a forged cheque. Remanded for a week. John Wilson v. Solomon Aarons-sum mons for illegally detaining property. The defendant is a pawnbroker, and the goods in dispute were pawned with him. When wanted they could not be found-hence the action. Plaintiff valued the goods at 30s, while defendant said they were not worth 5., inasmuch as he had given 3s on their pawn. Mr. Lyons, for the plaintiff, pointed out that it was not for the defendant to put the value on the goods. The court ordered the defendant to deliver up the goods and pay 31s costs. Rosenthal v Hetherington-summons for £5. Verdict for the amount with 10s 6d costs. Same v Snell--summons for .£18 4s,...

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THE VALUE OF THE NEWSPAPER. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 21 December 1878

THE VALUE OF THE NEWS PAPER. EVERYTHING considered, the newspaper is the best and most available of libra- ries. The one fact of cheapness is so strongly in its favour as to overbalance the majority of arguments that can be advanced upon the opposite side. It is within the reach of everyone, no matter how poor, and finds an entrance where books (as a rule) never can; it comes weekly, and is read and loaned until actually worn out; can be caught up if one has but a moment of time, some knowledge can be gained, and laid down again without detriment to the sense. A single, brief item frequently gives what passages of book-bound matter would have to be waded through to learn; for the newspaper is the epitome of the entire world. In the briefest possible space all that is necessary to the correct understanding of the subject is given-to such perfection has the art of condensation been brought. The newspapers with the present facilities for almost instantly learning what is transpiring in...

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

CRICKET. Britannia v. Kew United resulted in a decisive victory for the former by an innings and 84 runs, the scores being Britons 104, Kew United 5 and 15. The highest scores for the winners were Cohen 22, Cuddy. 22, Cherry 9, Wright 9. and Fritz 9. RSees and Cook bowled well for the winners taking 12 wickets for 12 runs, and 7 for 8 runs respectively. A match between the Coburg and Heidel berg second elevens was played on Saturday last, on the Coburg ground, and resulted in an easy win for Coburg, the scores being 102 and 27 respectively.. The highest scores being obtained by Pierce, A. Duncan and Talbot. Talbot took 9 wickets for 12 runs. The Star of Campbellfield v Pride of Campbellfeld, on the ground of latter, ras won by the former after a close contest. To-D"r's MATCHES. The St. Saviour's v. Yarra Yazn. second eleven on the ground of latter. "Play to commence at 3 p.m. The following will represent the St. Saviour's--Goodall (capt.,) Stevens, Carruthers. Carnell (2), G. St'n",...

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COUNCIL. CITY OF FITZROY. FRIDAY, 20th DECEMBER. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 21 December 1878

COUNCIL. CITY OF FITZROY. FmIDA, 20th DECEMBER. Present: the Mayor (C-. Tucker) in the chair, Crs. Showers, Lyons, Cunningham, Woodhead, McMahon, Evans, Holden. and Ewing. CORRESPONDENCE. Leave of absence was grantad to Health officer Hunt on accouat of ill-health. From Elizabeth Neil, complaining of the flow of water over the footpath opposite her propertyin Rae-street, North Fitzroy. Referred to Local Board of Health. From James Jesse Brown, stating that his name had been removed from the book as owner of certain property in Gore-street. He hoped that the serious mistake would be remedied. In support of which he men tioned that he had been paying rates for some years and had lately been served with the valuation notice. He concluded by ex pressing the hope that the Council would "not allow any underhand dealing." Re ceived. Mrs. Jane Hodder complained of the state of a right-of-way off Argyle-street She hoped the Inspector of Nuisances would attend to the matter, as the right-of-w...

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

GENERAL NOTICE. T lIE Mercury is published every Saturday I Morning. Persous wishing tu have the paper regularly delivered at their place of businesb or residence wAllbe charged Is. per quarter. payable in advance;, bypost.ls.6d. per quarter. The qoarter commences onthe firstSatur day in the months of December, March, June. and September. 'iLe 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 inch ... 2s. 6d. Want places, Servants, Houses'and Land.for Sale or to Let, Articles for Sale or Exchange, Miscel laneous: Missing Friends, &c., Os. 6d. Notices of Births, Deaths, and - Noriages i...s . s. Od. To Aovxs~s35s.-NoticC e'tgo 'withdrisw kdvertisements must be given.it writing. j1H 'ercuryj can be obtained from any of . the following agents :--Subscription ls, per quarter. 0. CARNSL . ... 167' Smith street Mrs. WOODBUPP......

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

PANTHE ON: WHOLESALE CLOTHING FACTORY NOW OPEN FOR SINGLE ORDERS AT WHOLESALE PRICES. 50 GERTRUDE ST. F'TZ .O'?'. DURHAM HOUSE. J. CURRY, TAILOR & HABIT MAKER, 79 4' 81 SMITH ST., FITZROY. CBAS. CANTLON, HAIRDRESSER, AND TOBACCONIST, SIMPSOB'S ROAD, [Opposite Simpson's hotel] Afine assortment of Meerschaum & Wooden - - ipes Tobacco and Cigars-of best Brands. Umbrellas, Parasols, etc., repaired. Rimmell's Perfumery. MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC! 'HALF PRICE ! HALF PRICE ! HALF ' PRICE ! All the newest Music sold by Dunn & Collins, ARCADE, SMITH STREET, AT HALF PRICE. Agent for MESSRS. ALLAN AND CO J. HOLT, COACH BUILDER, 57 PEEL 'STREET. COLLINGWOOD. I. O. O. F. S Funerals fornished on shortest notice. Single and pair horse hearses, and coaches always in readiness. BENJAMIN 'T. STEVENS, SFurnishing Undertaker, ;161-3 JOHNSTON STREET, COLLINGWOOD. Strictest economy in eharges. CofiBs all sizes always on hand. .. RUTHERFORD, VETERINRA! Y SH-EILOHG SMITH, ,279 SMITH SITRE...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, DEC. 21, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 21 December 1878

PUBUSHED EVERY SATUROAI. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, DEC. 21, 1878. THs year 1878 has almost run its race' In a few more days it will, with all its momentous incidents and circumstances, be numbered with the past. Yet it has been an eventful year-not only to- this community-to our own race every whprP---unt al to to the worldk! at large. In. its inauguration. it was ushered in with well-wishes, and earnest prayers that it might be one of blessing and rich prosperity-=one of peace and plenty one of intellectual, social, and religious advancement. Now that it has passed we can afford to calmly look back and trace its' history, ' study closely the lessons it has taught, and, quietly pon dering thereon, make fresh resolutions for the New Year so close upon us. In 'this, our own colony, we have had much political turmoil, party against party, individual bickerings and heart burnings: Parliamentary scenes which whe could wish to be obliterated from Victorian Annals. Such scenes as have ...

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A WEDDING ON THE WATER A YOUNG COUPLE FROM OHIO CIRCUM VENT A HARD HEARTED PARENT. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 28 December 1878

A WEDDING ON THE WATER A YOUNG COUPLE FROM OHIO CmcuM VENT A HARD-HEARTED PARENT. THERE was a funny little wedding on the 4th of July on one of the steamers on the Schuylkill, above the water works. It was a wedding in which flowers, presents and bridal retinue played no part, although it is pretty safe to say that the parties concerned are of social standing and well to do in the world's affairs. Whoever has been on board the steamer Rockland has noticed the little space abaft the retiring rooms. It is scarcely as large as the platform of a street-car, and four people standing up will occupy all the space. It required only three persons to com plete the ceremony in question One was the preacher, Rev. Dallas Maya, of Lowellville, Mahoning Co., O., a town on the Youngstown and Ashltalula branch of the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad, forty-three miles from Pittshurg. The other two were Miss Fannie Doud, daughter ,.f Dr. Doud, a dentist, in the same village where the revere...

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A FREE SEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 28 December 1878

S A FREE SEAT. HE was old, and poor and a stranger / In~the greathmetr6polis, As he bent his steps' thitherward, To a tt4ely'edifl?e. - 9utsidtesheoquires. "!What Church is thi;" "Church of Christ," he hears them say? "Ah! just the place I am looking for, I trust He is here to-day." He'passed thro' the spacious columned door And up the carpeted aisle, And as he passed, on many a face, : He sawsurprise and smile. From pew to pew, up one entire side, Then across the broad front space, From pew to pew down the other side He walked with the same slow pace. Not a friendly voice had bid him sit To listen to Gospel truth: Not a sign of deference had been paid To the ag.d one by youth. No door was open'd by generous hand, The pews were paid for-rented, And he was a stranger, old and poor, Not a heart to him relented. As he paused outside a moment to think, Then again passed into the street, Up to his shoulder he lifted a stone That lay in the dust at his feet; And bore it up the broad, gran...

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COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 28 December 1878

COLLLNGWOOD-TcsEDar. Before Messrs. Walker, Kidney, Barnett. and Marsden. Elson v Toby-summons for .:3 12 6.1. use and occupation of a house. Verdict for amount with 5s costs. John Colbert was fined 5s with 2s 61 costs for being inebriated and refractory. Henry G(lassford fur tte same off:nce was fined 5s or 24 hours' imprisonment. Henry W. Harris, a?iCs William Pries, was remanded for a week on a charge of stealing clothing. City Inspector v Mrs. Gill-obstmcting an officer while in discharge of his duty. The Inspector said that he had served a summons on Mrs. Gill some time back to empty her cesspit. On passing the yard one day last week he endeavored to dis cover whether the summons had been attended to. HR could not gain admission. Mrs. Gill persisting in refusing to open the gate. The bench warned Mrs. Gill that she was liable to be fined .3, and fined her 20s with 2s 61 costs. The Licensed Victua?Iers Brew.,r 7 Co. r Michael Flynn-summons for .23 16s Sd. beer delivered. The cas...

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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 28 December 1878

Nzw FO'x OF RIaLaY.-Janet: "Maam ma dear, what time in tne day was I born ?" Mamma: " At two o'clock in the morning." Jack: "And what time was I born ?" Mamma: " Not until eight o'clock." Janet: "Ah, my birthday is longer than yuurs, Jack !" Jack: "What's the use of beinig born before ir's time to getup?"

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CORRESPONDENCE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 28 December 1878

CORRESPONDENCE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE BBRCURY. SSL-In a case at the Collingwood police court last week a great deal of time was lost in searching for a missing Information, and.eventually the case was adjourned in consequence. Ultimately the information was fonmd in the Lock-up office where it had beea left by a servant of the com. plaint. Now. Sir, I should like to know how:the informatio- came into the possess ion of the complai".,t at all. It is the safe-guard of the magistrate who issues the warrant,'and ahoala not have left his pose session, save for the custody of the proper officer of the court. If a magistrate issues a warrant without an information, he has nothing to show his bonM fides in the matter. and in the event of the person being ar rested and discharged, the justice would be liable to an action for damages. It is strange that any man, much less a magis trate, should be so ignorant of his own duties, and so blind to his own interests as to part with a document which ...

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CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 28 December 1878

CRICKET. Northcote Park v. Coburg. Won by the former. Scores--Park 76, Coburg 1. Hig lest scorers for former 1. Hyndman 32, J. T. Harry 23. and G. S. Brown 6 not-out. For Cobur Bguzaglo 10, and 1R. Pierce 5 not out. J. Sallery bowled 7 wickets, for 13 runs for the Park. Northcote Park v. Kew. (1st Elevens) at Northcote. Park team--Sallery. Fair bank, Harry (2), Murphy Weaver. Mason, Hyndman, Kelly, Davey, and E. C. !Iarry (Capt.) Emergencies: R. Murphy and A. Dyson. Northcote Park v. Kew (2nd elevens) at Kew, Park team; W. Harry. Dennis, Reed, Pepper, Jamieson. Bgers, Mason,- George e?-ery, Weaver. Oliver, Loyaln Emergen cies-McKinley, Chapman, an Go. Mason.

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TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 28 December 1878

: TO CORRESPONDENT8;. ' :' Rejected comrignications cannot' be rettned a wder any circumstances whaitever. `11n0tice can be taken of anoniymou:s com :uncations. Every letter must be, acom pdiied;by the ,nau and address if l)b writer, not necessarily for publication, bu. . as a guaranlt.e .,f good faith.L. , I'o avoid intcoUneninrce and Jdelay to person interested ?we ha re t, rel,.t that all busin?c: contmniications, including advertisemen' orders for the paper, andd remittances, be a dressed to GRIFITH A. b?PVN. S , ad nut the EDITOR. .DVERT?.RElE cTS. in?ral cases. tobe pre pai. -iters a? alEl~ rt casu?:niCations iintended . inser!io, iL the a*.,cs :c;ut.a. shlould • ·r ;~"

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A STORY OF NICARAGUA. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 28 December 1878

A STORY OF NICARAGUA. " nHosu peons who went with me" began Barbier, "had been traders in Mosquito, and spoke both Rams and Woolma. Persons knew nothing of them. We picked the brigands up while prospecting in the woods. They declared they could guide. us to work ings not far off in the Indian country, where nuggets lie like pebbles on a sea beach, and Person and I resolved to go with the fellows at any risk. I spent my last dollar in buying presents which they said were necessary, and we set out. The poens led us straight enough for six days, talking all the time of their discovery, and'of the way we'd spend our gold. We passed Rama villages, where the Indians looked askance at us, but gave no trouble. They were just like those we see here sometimes, except they were'nt drunk--hbig-headed, sleepy fellows, who watch you through the corner of their eyes, as long as they can keep awake, without saying a word. "After six days the guides brought us to a path, two feet in breadth, I dare ...

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MISS DOROTHY'S MISTAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 28 December 1878

MISS DOROTHY'S MISTAKE. THERE? were three of them living to gether, Miss Adelaide. Miss Dorothy, and Miss Anne. They had a surname. and a very good one--Fortescue-hut in Fairmead villnge it was very seldom used; they were either designated as above, or, needing further indlen'ifi catinn for the enlightment of some singnlarly , ignoraht individnal, they -might be:described as "rtle Ladles of the Woodbines."- Miss Adelaide was an invalid ; Miss Anne was a pleasant, precise. somewhat ordinary. wnmann but Miss Dorothy was hright, impul sive, and original, apt to terrify Mi-s Adelaide, and to shock Miss Anne. but withal the very apple of the eye ofhnth those gentle spinaters. Life mnuthave stood still tit the Woodbines but for that middle si-ter. who never conld do anything quietly, and who was always disturbing the smooth waters of exist enee in Fairmead, thongh,. to do her justice, it was generally with the same intention as the angel of old-to benefit a fellow-creature. At this moment...

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