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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 8 January 1876

CURn or DuxxNKNNEss.-- man Ina Mary. land, notoriously addicted to this vice, hearing an uproar in his kitchen one oven. ing, had the curiosity to stop without noise to the door to know what was the matter, when he behold his servants indulging in the most unbounded roar of laughter at a couple of his negro boys who were mimicking imseolf in his drunken fits; showing how he reoled and staggered--how he looked and nodded, and hiccupod and tumbled. The ploture which these children of nature drew of him, and which had filled the rest with so much merriment, struck him so foraibly, that he became a perfectly sober moan, to tihe unspeakable joy of his wife rand child. ren.-Anatony qf Drunkutne?sr I [The son of a clergyr,man was delivoring a college valediat.y, whlon, in pulling out his haudkerPleyof, he pulled out a pack of cards. .ulloa," he exclaimed, " I' v got on wy my father's coat,"

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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COLLINGWOOD, TUESDAY, JANUARY 4TH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 8 January 1876

COLLINGWOOD, TUEssDAY, JANUAIrY 4Tu. Before Messrs. Templeton, P.M., Morgan, (Mayor), Eado, and W. Kidney. An elderly woman, Cathberino Bennett was charged with being drunk and disorderly. The evidence showed that in addition to having boon drunk the prisoner had made use of disgusting lan guage in a public place. Asshe was not known to the police, and taking into con sideration, that the "new year" had just commenced, the bench decided to give her "a fresh start." She was discharged and left the court blessing the magistrates and promising to be " very good in future." Rosanna Wild, a strong-looking woman with a baby in her arms, was charged with stealing a shawl, the property of Catherine Froghart, a laundress, residing in Park's cottages, off Smith street. The evidence left no doubt as to the prisoner's guilt, and she was sentenced to one month's imprison ment with hard labor. The same prisoner was then charged with stealing a pair of trousers the property of Mr. Steeth, of Stoot...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 8 January 1876

Toya an. 'an~r ' Goods. STMAS AND BIRTHDAY PRESENTSI WI OLEEALE AND E1TAIL &_FANCY REPOSITORYI 18 Smith st.. Collingwood. Scketin g oods, work-boxee, wri ing STMAS PRESENTS & NEW YEARS' CIFTS S Berlin wool 4d. per dozen. Storekeepers and hawkers supplied. .MRS. HIGGENS' NCY REPOSITORY, 149 SMITH STREET, FITZROY. ling Blocks in great variety. Patterns Sped on every Material' for Braiding. ing done. Berlin Wool in great variety lors. Registry Offioe for Servants., t.for .Coutts', guaranteed Acetic Acid., ,MRS.:. EAIRLAM , y & Variety' Depot, 181 LYGON STRE.ET. ,;, ?only Shilling WindowL in Carlton. It tBoota end. SIhooes. DOTS I BOOTS I I Mama, what pretty boots Miss Jones SI .where did shn buy thoA.' y; I thought everybody know, er, at RIcHARnDs'. The placo is ed every day. Go early on Saturday and buy me a pair. Be suroetorgo to glit'place. . RICHARDS, Opposite Wesleyan Church, wick ' Street, "Fitzroy. ouwntihl we Ta1oo I d Shoes will find them'at r.' P"E T E...

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FRANK LAYTON. (AN AUSTRALIAN STORY.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 8 January 1876

• :FR!nANyK LAYT ON. (AN.AusBTRALIAN TORY.) BY G. E, SARGEANT. (.nox ' "E!SunR noun.") { TIRED at length with his partial survey and solitary reflections, Pbrcy returned to his companion. In the meantime, Halliday, equally wearied of solitude, as it seemed, had picked up a new acquaintance-nay, two; for the gentle. man whom he introduced to Eillngham, and with whom he was certainly on. considerably familiar terms already, was accompanied by a youth whom he -simply announced as "My son, sir-a clever young sprig, sir; though I say It that shouldn't. To Elingham, though by no moans fastidious, as we have seen,, in the choice of his associates, this now friend was singularly, repulsive. His person and dress were dirty; but this was nothing remarkable where mud was the prevailing livery. The ropulsive. ness was in the cast of countenance, and in the assurance and bravado of his mnanner and tone, He was tall and strongly built, and' his costume, barring dirt, was flashy enough; but, for f...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 8 January 1876

,,DREMIER PERMANENT. BUILDING . Land;; and ;Investment, i Associaton. , Collingwood shareholders are reminded that ithey. can ;pay their subscriptions ,at Mr. ,, irams' late shop,. Collingwood Arcade. S JAMES MIIlAMS, Secretary. Q3000 TRUST MONEY. TO LEND "1 VU o oMorUtgago, in one or more sums. Interest Moderate. 0. " ' : a' t .. ,Mr. O'HALLORAN, Solicitor. :20 o'lins'st. west,,??Mlbourne. S'ATOTIdE OF REMOVAL.-Th'e Deputy I ',, -I Registrar for.Colligiood has removed ''from Gerttdde street to bore street corner of Gertrude street, opposite the old ofices.' '' " Christmas Presents, Book Aroade, Smith st., Colliugwood. i',,Gift Books . Book Arcade Sminith at;, C11ingwood. Photpgraphic Albwuns . .:.or Book Arcade;:Smith st.,Collingwood. ; ' S~cra lbums.....l ,, . " "tBook Arcades mith at., Colhngwood Stationery Bookls Arcade;Smith'st., Collingwood. Vriting,, s : Book Arcade, Smith at., Cgllingwood.' ý. . ·Don't forget the ARCADE: :BOOK &:STATIONERY ., ',,.AND OIROULATING iLIB...

Publication Title: Mercury
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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY, JANUARY 3RD. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 8 January 1876

POLICE. IITZROY-MONDAY, JANuAnY anD, IJofore Messrs. Mahoney (Mayor), Dolbridgo, and T. Kidney. Thomas O'Brion, George Hull, and Edward Kiloy were charged with having boon drunk and disorderly. They each ploadod'guilty, and having been looked up since Saturday night, wore discharged. The Mayor remarking to one of them, "It is dreadful to soo a rospootablo.looking man like you itl'suoh a posltion,". Poter Curtain was infdrmod against for bolng drunk and disorderly while in charge of a horse and cab. Peter was found in the stroot incapable of taling oaro of himseolf or his proporty; hio was taken to thoe look.up and the horse and cab taken to a livery stable, which involved an outlay of six shillings. Defendant said: "I had five glasses of sherry, your Worships,, and it overcame me.' Fined 10s., and ordered to pay 6s. costs, in default seven days in gaol. A middle.aged female, who appeared to have considerable difficulty in preserving her equilibrium, and who gave the name of Alice Jo...

Publication Title: Mercury
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POETRY. CHERRIES. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 8 January 1876

POETRY. OHERIEBS. Under the tree the farmer said, Smiling and shaking his wise old head, "Cherries are ripe; but then you know, There's the grass to out and the corn to hoe; We can gather the cherries any day, But when the sun shines we must make our hay To-night when the chores have allboon done, We'll muster the boys for fruit and fun." Up in the tree a sparrow said, Perking and cooking his wise old head, " Cherries are ripe I and so to day We'll gather them while you make the hay; For we are thq boys with no corn to hoe, No cows to milk, and no grass to mow." At night the farmer said "here's a trick, These roguish sparrows have had their pick." ST. NICHOLAS.

Publication Title: Mercury
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MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 8 January 1876

MISCELLANEOUS. Mr. Scott, of Exeter, travelled, on business till about eighty years of ago. , He was one of the most celebrated characters in the kingdom for punctuality, and by his me thodical conduct, joined to uniform diligence he gradually amassed largo fortune. For a long series of years, the proprietors of overy inn he frequonted in Devon and Cornwall know the day and the very hour he would arrivo. A short time before he died, a gentleman on 'tjourney in Cornwall stoppod at a small inn at Port Isaao to dine. The waitor preseonted him with a bill of fare which he did not approve of, but obsrving a fine duck roasting, "I'll have that," said the travollor. "You cannot, sir," said the landlord, " it is for Mr. Scott of Exeter." "I know Mr. Scott very well," rfoineod the gentloemn, "he is not in your house." "Truo, sir," said the landlord, "but six months ago, when ho was here last, he ordered a dinol to be ready for him this day, troolsoly It? two o'olook " and to the neton hluaon...

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COUNCILS. COLLINGWOOD, JANUARY 5TH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 8 January 1876

COUNCILS,. COLLINGWOOD, JANUARY SGnr. A special mooting of thls Council was hold on Wednesday night. 'lThe business chiefly consisted of the submitting estimates of amounts required for the necessary works for the onsuing year. The valuation of the town had boon made by Mr. Thos, Hond, showing the amount to be .100,100, The Mayor moved, and Cr. Wsalker boeonded,--" That this Counoll do adopt and confirm the nott valuation sub. mittod of rateablo property in the Town of Collingwood, amounting to £100,106." Carried. The estimates of receipts and expenditure for the curront year wore then submitted. It was shown the sum of .610,400 7s. Id, would be required for carrying on work, the sum of .£4065 would be available for that Purposeo and that £10,000 more would be required. On the motion of Cr. Peters the estimates wore adopted and confirmed, Cr. Smith being the only dissentient. The rate of ls. lod. in the . was ngrood Upon, The Mayor ettated that the rate. payers, seeing the value of ...

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NOWHERE TO GO. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 8 January 1876

NOWHERE TO GO. NowHEss to gel These harrowding words Came firom a maiden sad and lone; By howling winds as keen as swords Her fragile form and garb were blown. She paced the grim old streets and courts (With hunger pictured in her eyes), Those spots were savage want resorts, And hope, long baffled, sinks and dies. The maiden no'er had stained her name With any crime, but long she pined; She shunned the paths that led to shame, While love lay perfect in her mind. This heedless city, proud and vast, Where life's great currents crosswise go, Saw not this creature rudely cast Adrift, and dying qf her woe. She heard the hum of restless crowds, While grief was written on her face; Her rags, like thin and tattered shrouds, Half hid and half revealed her grace. She yearned to catch some kindly eye, One face whore pity might be seen; For earth seemed like a darkened sky That shows not where the sun has been. She wandered long, but died at last Of want and woe, yet no one cared; Her unclosed ...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 8 January 1876

PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. TO CORRESPONDENTS. Rejected communications cannot be returned under any circumstances whatever. No notice can be taken of anonymous com tmunications. Every letter must be accom panied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. To avoid inconvenientce and delay to persons iltceresed we have to request that all business conpnuntcations, including advertisements, orders for the paper, and remrittances, be ad dressed to a&I? rsTU & SPrAVN, and not to the EDITOR. ADVERTIBIMENTS, in all oases, to be prepaid. Letters and other communications intended for insertion in? the news columns should be addressed to the Editor.

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 8 January 1876

TOWN OF FITZROY. DoG REGISTRATION. IN accQrdauce with the provisions of the I Act, No. 220, the OWNERS of all Dogs found UNREGISTERED after the 15th of January, will be PROSECUTED. By order, HYAM HART Town Clerk. Town Clerk's Office, Fitzroy, January 4th, 1876. B IBLE CHRISTIAN OCHURCH, Gore ) Street, Fitzroy. A POPULAR LEC TURE willbe delivered By Rev. -. Hancock, of Adelaide, ox Monday evening. Subject of lecture:-.-" ST. PAUL." Admission Sixpenice. A STATE' NiGHT SCHOOL is held at State School No. 450, George street, Fitzroy, on Mondays, Wednesdays; and Thursdays, from 7 till 0 p.m. EDWARD 'SAVAGE, Head Teacher. 1 EORGE ST." STATE SCHOOL, 1r No.282 (held in Mr.Horsfall's premises) A Free 'Night; School held on! Mondays,: Wednesdays, and Thursdays, for Boys. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, for Girls. An efficient staff of four A~slstants employed. The school commences at seven o'clock.'; ' P. K. O'HARA, Head teacher. EORGE ST. 'STATE SCHOOL, No. 282, .. Fitzroy, will reopene...

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MONKEY STORIES. (GOOD WORDS.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 8 January 1876

MONKEY STORIES. (GOOD WORDS.) ON board her Majesty's ship Euryalus there was a large black monkey, with a long tail, for whom the master had a particulhr aversion; he was convinced that it would some day get at and injure the chronometer of which he was in charge, and he always kept his room fast'looked. One day, .however, the monkey.crept in, carried off the chrono meter, and rushed up the rigging with It in his handi the poor master' follow ing with tears in his. eyes, while all the iailors in the ship were set to try and catch the thief. Higher and higher they climbed, but still the monkey kept above them, and when they were within an inch of him he dropped from one part of the rigging to another, with only a glancing hold of the i'opes, where nothing but a four-armed beast with a prehensile tail could follow. At last one active fellow climbed closer and closer, there was no outlet right or left, above or below, his hand was almost seizing the creature's leg, when suddenly the be...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 8 January 1876

R. KERS H L VV Family ,Grooer.,and- Povioni.Merhant,. LANCASHIRE STORE, .' . ) ODDLE STREET (cornar .Gippa street). G .' Families waited on for orders. d Eggs anddi'resh' Butter from best dairies. THOMAS -COLES, I CheB . Fmily Grocer, be oo ELGIN' ST., CARLTON. House --and?' Land : Agent. .. P; tER. ;1D 1al SFAMILY. GIRO COERt AND"WINE'&'SPIRIT MERCHANT, . .Corner of . I Wellington, & Langridge Sts., Latelyo'ccupied,by A. E. DOWNIE, a P.E.D., from his success in the past, and Slong'.nd"'!ared eaperience as Tea Dealer, i ..and W?ie anad Spirit Mercha'nt. e ;, CAL4EN( EIE8COMPETTITION.. a N.B.- Wiies '`` Spirits of choicest quality. S JV . .jJ. RAY,. 12 VIC TOIA PARADE, S' MELBOURNE:.' . ie doors from Dr. Brownleas. Boardi and Iasidence for Families-Modpratol... SFAMIL: "'GROCER, 2 PEEL 'ST.,;Collitgwood.. . : Lat ... ...1. The;Junction'OheapI Grooery Mart. .H,.J. WINS' NE, Tea, ,,Dealer , Grocer, AxnD PROVISION: MERCHANT,, Cor?e ofiYoung and, ,Webb Streets, . FITrznoY...

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A MAN OVERBOARD. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 8 January 1876

A .MAN! .O VERBOAlRD. I remember', once, when cruising off Torceira in 'the, Endymion, that a man fell overboardldnd was drowned. After the usual confusion, and search in vain,; the boats were' hoisted up, and the hands called ,to ~diake sail. I wad an officer of the forecastle, and on looking about to see if all the men were at the station, missed' one of the fore.top men. Just at that moment I. observed some one curled u:p, and:apparently hiding himself under theo: bow: of the barge, betwden' the boat and' the booms. f Hillool" I said, " who are you? What are you doing here, you"skulkor? Why are ybu not at your station? " "I, am 'not skulking, sir," said tho.poor follow, the furrows in whose bronzed and weathei'-boatde cheek were running down with tears. The mian we had just lost had been his messmate and friend, he told me, for ten years. I begged his pardon, in fhll sincerity, for having used such harsh words to him at such a moment, and bid him go below to his berth for the res...

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CHAPTER XXVII. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 8 January 1876

S , CHEAPTER XXVII. THREE weeks passed awa'" withl in-' different success. DesCending day dftfr day, deeper intoSliae iiole inwhieh: for. the ;present,: Ihis . hopes layj-,buried,i Effinghanii toiled Writh pick and,-shovel till compelled, by sheer exhaustion, to stop arid: rest; while,;' two or threeo hundredyards ,off,, by the river side, Mr. Chauker, as the experienced.hlind, washed 'anid cradled and rocked the 'soil, which was gonveyed from the hole by"Hulliday ina;inc, budkets, ' m In vain, Percy, as he rested from his labour, cast, eager,. eyes around on! the various strataof gravelly mud, slate, and clay, through which he had wrought, in the hope of lighting oni some rich pocket; 'stoied with' nuggets, :to repay, ,in one magnificent. moment, the ;labour and excitement of the search,. Nothing o:f the,'sort; not a.speck of gold was visible,' though;,' bj~ careful " washing, the;:united i efforts of,' the' miners had' yielded, when the three'weeks expired, precious dust to the am...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 8 January 1876

GENERAL NOTICE?, . fI HE Mercury is published every Saturday 1 Morning. Persons wishing to have the paper regularly delivered at their place 61' business or residence will be charged Is. par quarter, payable in advance; by post Is. Gd per quarter. ( f The quarter commences on the first Si1T urday in the months of December, March, June, and September, The Editor will be obliged for inform ation-i-more. oespocially-relating-.to -local. matters. SCALE FOR ADVERTISING! Business'Cardsrper quarter, from--esr-6di Official and Election Advertisements, each insortion, per inch ... '2s. Gd. Want places, Servan'ts, Houos and Land for Sale or to Let, Articles for Salep or :Exchange, Misdol lancous, Missing Friends, &c., Os. Gd. Notices of , Bi1ths, Deaths, and Marriages ... . .. ... Is. Od. To ADvsETIsERss.-Notice to withdraw advertisentenbm? utbeo given i r wnrtng.j w ;t TIIHE Mercury can be obtained from any of I the tfolowing agents :---PSubsi fon 1. per quhtt,' tr. .. G. CAtNELL ; ....

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FITZROY, JANUARY 7TH, 1876. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 8 January 1876

FtTZROY, JANUTARY 7TH, 1876, There were, present at the ordinary fortnightly meeting of the above Council -His Worship the Mayor (Cr. Mahoney) in the chair, Crs. Rowe, Evans, Showers, Ewing, Hackett, Tucker, Lyons,' and Woodhead. CORREBPONDENCE. From Mr; Gamble, drawing the attention of the Council to his contract for formation of right-of-way, No. 30 and 32, he explained that his calculations were based upon the supposition that the contractor would dis pose of the surplus earth. In answer to Cr. Evans, the Surveyor said the specifica tions which showed simply that the earth was to be removed to any part of the town, under the direction of the Surveyor, but no further than one mile from the works. The letter was referred to the Public Works Committee. The Town Clerk reported a defleiency in moiety of cab fees to the amount of £30 owing to the change in fees for licenses. The total amount received being £111 Os. 10d. , "FINANCE COMIITTEE'S REPORT. The Finance Committee's report reco...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 8 January 1876

Publio Compaaies. EVERY MAN OUGHT TO INSURE AGAINST FIRE. THE NATIONAL INSURANCE COM PANY of AUSTRALASIA (Limited) MODERATE RATES OF PREMIUM., DIRECTORS. Chairman-Richard Twentyman, Esq. Vice-Chairman-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 Stevenson, Esq. Head Office: No. 1 Market.square, Collins at., Melbourne. WM. MAOREDIE, Esq., J.P. Secretary, This Company covers the isk of explosion from Gas. THE PREMIER PERMANENT BUILDING, LAND, AND In vestment Association; Registered under" Friendly Societies' Statute" 1865. SHARES £25 EACH. Entrance 'Fee, One Shilling per Share. Fortnightly Subscription, Is. per Share. Offers remarkable inducements to INVYESTORS, The most liberal terms to BORROW ERS, And the following rates of Interest to DEPOSITORS, In sums of £1 and upwards: 2 Months ... 8 per cent. per annum,, 6 , ... 7 , , 3 ,, ... 6 Pay-day-Every alternate Monday. OFFICE: 62 COLLINS STREET WEST, Branch O...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 8, 1876. WATER SUPPLY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 8 January 1876

SATURDAY, JAN. 8, 1876. W&TER SUPPLY. Tna new By-lanrs Issued by the Board of Land and Works Itl r' the use of the Yan Yean water by the inhabitants of Melbourneo have given general dintls ihction. The people of tills great City have very patiently borne with many discomforts arising from the lnadequato supp.ly of water during the dry summer months; It has been repeatedly inti mated by ti, Government authorities that provision wou:i bo madel to fully moot the requirements ol' il 1n1iA touts; but it hasl unfortuuatoly 'jun Ij pened that the Government provision has not, kept pace with the demand made upon the Yan Yean water. We were led to expect great results when the new main was laid side by side with the old one, and carried to the dis tricts south of the Yarra. It will be remembered how unpleasant and incon venient the, dry weather of last year proved to all portions of the community in consequence of the scarcity of water. Steps were immediately taken to build a new rac...

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