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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 January 1879

PUBUSHED EVERY SATURDAY,; ..z Labor Omnia inrcit. SATURDAY, JANUARY 11 19. The beneficial effects arising the existence of tanyards in the midt of a large population, was made a" subject for. discussion at the Collingwood Council on: Wednesday evening last. We have been asked to remind a members of the Church of England th~,d under the Consolidated Acts just published, all elections.for Church officers must take place between the 14th and the end of January; and it is of the utmost importance that every member attend and vote, Robbing fruit gardens is now in season, and scarcely an owner of an apple-tree or other fruit, in the Clifton Hill neighbor. Itood, but what is complaining, not only for the loss of fruit, but of damage done to treea in the amusing pastime of surrepti tious appropriation of their garden produce. The Collingwood Total Abstinence Society held a meeting on January 6th, in the Gospel Tent, United Evangelistic Hall, Wellington street. The following gentlemen addres...

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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 January 1879

I gather from the tone of your com ment upon my letter in your last issue that I am expected to consider, and accept its insertion as a favour, due partly to your good nature, and partly to your idea, that, in some way or other, not exactly defined, or clearly understood, by you, its publica would do some damage to my position and argument. If it affords you any satisfac tion so to believe, I cannot possibly com plain; but if you imagine that any such supercilious attempt to dismiss, or ignore this discussion, which you have voluntarily provoked and entered upon, will satisfy any unprejudiced reader of your journal, I fancy you are doomed to disappointment. The question we are supposed to be dis cussing is either worthy of your attention or it is not. If it is not, why did you enter upon it ? If it is, why should there by any doubt about my right to a place in your columns? I need hardly remind you that there is but one conclusion to which your readers can come, should you decline t...

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CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 January 1879

OCECICTE'. .•-- $ _m--- Last Sa rdy tha West of F and Lincolh clubs met on the.grouni tht for mer, at Clifton Hill. The Lincoln 4ptain having woi the toss, sent his oppo iats to the wickets, who treated:the i-sit~ s-to a day's leather hunting. Althoughbatting only nine, they made the large scot of 149, Showers (not out 65, Lowe 48, andleynolds 16 being top scorers. When timeias called the visitors had lost three wiclets for 37 runs. Coffee and Elliot beirg the only ssorers, with 27 and 8 (not out):espectively. The most successful bowlers f'r the Lincoln were J. Rickards and 'W. I?cbinson, whilst Williamson secured the 6 wickets for the West. George-st. United v St. Arans resultedin a win for the former by ar innings and :3 runs to spare, the scores being 112, 15, and 74 respecively. The highest scorers for the United were Hamilton (sot out) 66, andW. Batterbury 13. The bowling of Hanm'ton and Akers proved very destructive. ?:ill kept the wickets in his usual manner. Britannia v Coll...

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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 January 1879

My former paper upon this subject having dgawn forth a rejoinder from Mr. B. M. Smith, who I believe is assumed, if not acknowledged, tolbe one of our "au thorities" upon financial questions, I cannot better serve the purpose I have in view the discussion of the question-than by re plying to that gentleman. "My critic regards my proposal as "an example of how an acute man, starting with an evident desire to establish a pre conceived theory, may-hbe led, by misuse of terms and inattention to first principles, into manifest and fatal errors," although, strangely enough, he does not give a single instance of such " misuse" or "inattention" on my part as would warrant, or justify, such a sweeping assertion. I started with no intention or " desire to establish a preconceived theory," for I found the " theory" already established by abler men, and greater " authorities" than either Mr. Smith or myself. If the "theory" set forth in my paper is denied by Mr. Smith then he must be prepared t...

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GOVERNMENT AUDITOR'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 January 1879

GOVERMErNT-AUDITO a RZEPORT. "I herewith beg to hand you the balane sheet of accounts for the past financial year. '"I have already reported that the books and papers remaining undestroyed by fire are entirely useless. "After vainly trying tb elucidate the bank account, I was obliged to deper'i upon outside sources for informstion, as the pay-in slips do not-mention fz- n whaT source the nmoney came,, nd the. Trierecr could give no satisfacto infotia onid i books having been destro 'others, except the toll,` vouc rs which he deli'# Cta 5fe ~te, to a pasing h -h the nOt tbe bhacnyard. nf "I a.m bound to .an offered me every assistaeand when required, but can thr~pw n the default after crefol eainlnti " Mr. Sheffield has been cloely e with me except when enga~d i information and collecting; tritho and knowledge I shoald have considerably longer in arriving ti #t htg at he gave his money gu ar er eetobis wife and he rc1 prl itn1 ha r's h'jr rk: $e pro. in court to e os woeyhie . The b ...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 January 1879

Funerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN, t n. dert aI er, At PRICES LOWER than any house in Victoria. .ote the address: 203 & 205 SMITH ST., FITZROP. CHAS. MOORE, (Late of Collingwood) Carver & G -ilder, Picture Frame Maler, 114 Lonsdale st., opposite hospital, Melb'ne. Re-Gilding, Map Mounting, &c. Junction Hotel, PRESTON. FREDERICK STEWARD, (Late of Commercial Hotel Swanston street,) Melbourne. Begs to notify to his old patrons and friends that he has taken the above old established house, where he will be pleased to see his Melbourne friends. First class accommodation for boarders. Fine salu brious air for invalids. Stabling for any number of horses. First class Wines and Spirits. Croxton Park Hotel, NORTHCOTE. L. BIAGGI B[EGS to inform the inhabitants of Col lingwood, Fitzroy, Northcote, Greens borough, Epping, and the Plenty districts, that now the summer season is coming on, visitors from tne country or metropolis will find the drive out a most pleasant one. ...

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[?]SAIN[?] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 January 1879

Al urney 1 Acciden urst into at many ans, that sh any others Itssp and had left any em ala, were not dim riter. From adopted as tered. at terrupte entry s very inents ats aad blic meeting, cession, W ent funeral i l re godfather and first baby born in y. At the present i that precinct, Daddy the first vote, and, as was all momentous occasions, ly reminiscent. ".The ever cast," said Daddy, Andrew Jackson; the father 'o some on you peart young chaps wasn't born then, e ! he !- that was 'way long in '33, wasn't it? I' disre member now, but if Mammy was here, she bein' a schoolgal at the time, she me. I'm an old man, boys; yet Ilikes to see 'the young ones go ahead. I reckleet that thar vote from a suckunm stance. SoJfire Adams was present, and shein'.i: was my first vote, he put a gold puce in my hand, and. sez he, sez Squire Adams 'let that always be a reniinder of the exercise of a glorious freemrn's privilege I ' He did ; he he! Lord lPys ! I feel so proud of ye, that I wth `had a h...

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Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 January 1879

MARRIAGES. WALKER - SPONG.--On the 3rd inst. at the resi- dence of the minister of the Free Church of England, by the Rev. N. Kinsman, Fitzroy, William Walker to Mary Jane Spong, both of Bulln Bulln. JONES - KNAPTON.-On the 4th inst. at Fitzroy, by Rev. N. Kinsman, minister of the Free Church of England, James Jones to Annie Knapton, both of the City of Collingwood. OLIVER - HAMMETT - On the 4th inst. at Mr. Kinsman's, minister of the Free Church of England. William Henry Oliver of Collingwood, to Elizabeth Hammett of Fitzroy.

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GREAT CRUELTY TO A SHIP'S APPRENTICE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 18 January 1879

GREAT CRUELTY TO A SHIP'S APPRENTICE. AT the Devon Assize, held at Exeter, on Tuesday, 29th October (before Lord. Coleridge), Richard Proudfoot, Willian Henry Strickland, and Robert Murray, the captain, mate, and boatswain of the barque Maggie Dizon, were charged with wounding with intent to murder Charles Astley Cooper. The prisoners. were tried at the Bodmin Summer Assize for manslaughter, but the jury then acquitted them, and Mr. Justice Denman ordered the prisoners to be put on their trial on the present charge at this assize. Cooper was formerly a chemist's assistant, but in May last year he shipped on board the defendants' vessel as an apprentice, and started on a voyage from North Shields to Su matra. The apprentice was quite ignorant of his duties, and soon after the voyage commenced the mate, in whose watch he was placed, frequently rope's-ended, kicked, and struck him, the blows, being generally on the back of the neck, causing blood to come from the youth's nose and ears....

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A LAST FAREWELL. A SONNET. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 18 January 1879

A LAST FAREWVELL. A Sounesr .Oh! breathe it as a solemn prayer, Seal it with a kiss, That God may guard thy parting friend, And change her tears to bliss; 'When death shall still her throbbing pulse, By mortal eyes unseen, + Cold shall thy loved companion lay I. Beneath the turf so green. Oh! it is then, thou'It weep for her ' Thou hast forgotten here, EHer loss to thee will then be told By every falling tear; Then shall ring death's gloomy bell; - Thou hast taken thylast farewelL MIxCHAEL EGoA. Xotham.

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RANDOM [?]TCHES. A VISIT TO A MISSION SCHOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 18 January 1879

RAND WTCHIS. A VISIT TO A a IiO? SCHOOL.: TE Mission Schools of Australia are jcld . allied to thp~.g bd Schools of E d. Thie ibanagcment is very i same, thie class of chil"irn th ? rye ; and the same spirt wk _h animates the teahbers at home to devote'all their leisure to the edu cating of the children of the poor and degraded, is not wanting in those who have taken up this work in our own colony. I chanced one Sunday evening to visit one of these schools, carried on in Rokeby-street, Collingwood, which is conducted much after the style of lbe Ragged Schools in England, but uhder far greater disadvantages. Our larrikin has far more spirit than the street boy of London, and is far harder to: 'be tamed. In England order is milntained by offering presents of use ful articles to the best behaved, but this plan has been found unworkable here. Though under many disadvan tages, of which want of capital is evidently the principal, the mission schools are progressing every way; and the good...

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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 18 January 1879

Thomas Anderson is charged, on warrant issued by the Fitzroy Bench, on the 10th instant. with vagrancy. Description:-17 years of age, medium build, fair hair and complexion, red face; wore brown suit and black soft-feltfhat. - The attention of the Jika Councillorsa is particularly required to the state of the wooden footpath on Rucker's Hill, The v,whole structure is rotten, and there are so many of the pieces o'f timber loose that it is positively dangerous for any person to welka on the path, aln nith: very serious accident might a v moment./I the council ar th path in repair it shou be clos.? r traffic, otherwise iVwilt surely lead to the coun cillors having to defend an ction for damages to either liit or limb. His Excellency the, Governor, with Sir 'Bryan O'Loghlen, Mr. Le Cren, an others, paid'a visit to the Yan Yean Wat r Works and ,lenty Reservoir, on Thursda , and on their way had a practical illust ation of the bad 'state the roads have been; allowed to get into since the ...

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CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 18 January 1879

1'' f CICKET. Clifton Imperial (2nd) v Victoryresulted in a victory for the former by 5 ruas, the scores being 42 and 37. TLaughton vas the highest scorer for the winners 'ith 12, while Glasscock and McKirdy bowl-d well. George-street United v Roberfton and Moffatt resultedin a !win for the Unt5d byr 121, the scores being United 145 and Ioffatt's 28. Thahighest oJ em' '. the winners were W. Lancastej 3`, Akers '?1, P. Hamilton 22. Forrthe -losers, Wade 19. The bowling of Akers, and Hamilton was excellent the former securing one wicket for 3 runs and the latter 8 for 3 runs. R. Ball kept the wickets in his usual style. Northcote Park 2nd v. Commercial 2nd resulted in a draw, the scores beihg. Pa 55 for 9 wickets, Commercial 61. High scorers for the Commercial were, Trink (Carlton) 30, Rock 9, and R. Newman 7, for the Park, Loyal 24. Mason 9, and Den is 8 not out. Mason, Dennis, and W. Har bowled well for the Park as also did C. Newman, and Benstead for Commercial. The match between C...

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TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 18 January 1879

TO CORRESPONDENTS. Rejected communications cannot be eturn under any circumstances ~chatever. . No notice can be taken of anonymous fom-r munications. Every letter must be accam panied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. To avoid inconvenience and delay to persons interested we have to request that all business communications, including advertisements, orders for the paper, and remittances, be ad dressed to GEIPPiTH & SPAV?N, and not to the EDrrTO. ADV)rers EMN.T,. in all cases, to be prepaid. a Letters and other communications intended for insertion in the news columns should be addressed to the Editor.

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TWO SAINTS OF THE FOOT-HILLS. BRET HARTE IN "SCRIBNER'S." (Continued from our last.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 18 January 1879

TWO SAINTS OF THE FOOT-HILLS. Barr HRsxE Ix "SCExmwra's. (Continued from our last.) Whether it was jealousy, distrust, or timidity that overcame the Saints, was never known, but they studiously de clined to meet the strangers. When directly approached upon the subject,. Daddy Downey pleaded illness, kept himself in close seclusion, and the Sunday that the Trizes attended. church in the school-house on the hill, the triumph of the Trix party was mitigated by the fact that the Downeys were not in their accustomed pew. 'You bet that Daddy and Mammy is lying low jest to ketch them old mum mies yet,' explained a Downeyite. For by this time schism and division had crept into the camp, the younger and later members of the settlement ad hering to the Trixes, while the older pioneers stood not only loyal to their own favorites, but even, in the true spirit of partisanship, began to seek for a principle underlying their per sonal feelings. 'I tell ye what, boys~' observed Sweetwater Joe, 'if ...

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A PUZZLED BOY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 18 January 1879

A PUZZLED BO.' THE young son of a widow living on Park-street entered the house the other day with an excited step, and called to his mother: 'You better get this house all slicked up, for there's a strange man going to call as soon as he gets through talking with the grocer round the corner.' "Man with the gas bill, I suppose,' was the indifferent reply. 'Not by a jug full !' continued the boy. ' He's dressed all in broadcloth has a big gold watch, looks as if he owned a bank, and he was asking me about you:'." "Is that possible ? I wonder who he can be? What did he ask?' 'He asked if you were as handsome as ever, and if you had grown old very fast, and if you had married again!" " He did! Gracious! but who can it be?" " I don't know, only he's good look ing and rich, and-and-!' "And what did you tell him?" " "I:told him you wouldn't marry the best man in the world, and that it Suldn't do him any good to come king -" "I'll give you an awful licking if yo u don't split the rest of t...

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"THEM FEET." [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 18 January 1879

", THEMEJ FEET." FoR half-an-hour before the circus opened an anxious-looking middle-aged man was observed walking round nervously, as if he had a free ticket and was afraid the show was on the point of busting up. When the ticket wagon opened he made a rush for it and bought a paste-board, but while on his way to the tent, ticket in hand, a woman dodged into the procession, seized his collar, and for half-a-minute the air seemed full of heels. "Going to the circus, eh?" exclaimed the woman as she slammed him around. "Sneaked out at the back way and made a bee.linu for here, did you ?" !' Let go on n?- .atop--for Hleaven's sake! stop this disgraceful conduct !" he ejaculated, as he tried to keep her at arm's length.? - ,i', Gentlemen," she said to the crowd, as she held up oibi foo-t and then the tr, 'Tseeo nh'm't> bhoes. tI'e `sorn t TheseAuQtation marks ire the wrttera. 'em better nor a year, and there haint nothing left but heels and shoe-strings. All the children are just as ...

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REVIEW. MODERN SPIRITISM. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 18 January 1879

"-2MODERN SPIRITISM.*. Br Gxrosvcxos. - ibeand recti, sapere eat et Prinaiplum et fons."-Hoaics. IT is an admitted fact that religion constitues the principle disturbing ele ment of our existence, and there is no lack of evidence of its powerful influence on the destiny of nations. I cannot do better than quote from the work of a recent writer who, in, expressing his conclusions on the subject, says, - "Pervading the whole history of mankind, from the very earliest ages of which we have any authentic knowledge,- up to the present day; exercising on the wild and wan dering tribes which seem to have di vided the earth among them in these primitive times, an influence scarcely less profound than it has ever ex perienced in the most polite and culti vated nations of the modern world; leading now to peace and now to war; now to the firmest of alliances, now to the bitterest of enemies. Nothing can be easier than to construct elaborate systems of religious philosophy, the several parts of...

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COUNCIL. CITY OF FITZROY. FRIDAY, JANUARY 17. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 18 January 1879

COUNCIL. CITY OF FITZROY. 5fJDAY. J S? aT 17: Present: The Mayor Cr..Tuker) in thei chair, Crs. Holden. Evas, Ewing Lyons,, McMahon, and Woodhead. CORRESPONDE?iCE. From Dr. Hunt, Health Oficer, intimating his improved health. From Town Clerk, Daylesford. asking mode of laying asphalte pavement. From W. G. Sprigg, notifying his exam ination of accounts to 31st December, 1878, and finding the same in order and condition. From Town Clerk. Melbourne, again urging necessity of the Council bringing Fitzroy side of Nicholson-street, north of Reilly-streetr, to same level as Melbourne side, in consequence of an alleged accident having occurred. Referred to consideration of report of Select Committee. From J. B. De Nesek, asking Council to subscribe to proposed "Topography of Victoria." Referred to the Library Com mittee with power to act. From Messrs. Patin and Brown asking permission to erect Kiosks in the various streets of the city. Referred to the Select Committee. From G. W. Taylor, co...

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[?]LLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 18 January 1879

T4 LLINGWOOD-Tuse.DAr. mars. aWalked Eade, Levens, E,1izabtel',ti icient dame; witli blored eves an og hands, charged with being dr and disorderT. She was nlso cbrged w avinnssaued the constable. nd bitin? in nhe - Fined 5s. 2s Gd. cat, hire, f' nr. n? second charge she was' ordered to 1, imprisoned for 48 hours. - Michael Joyce, unshaver and unkem:;- incapably drank. Fined 5s. or 24 hoprs. George W. Ale-inebriated 'and refractory. He nearly sacrificed himself by falling under a cab. Fined Ss.., r 24 hours. William Gordon Downey-also "tight." 5s. or 24 hours. John Kane-larceny of- an- axe.- Joseph Harvey said he saw the', e on the prisoner who, in answer to a qteetion said he got the axe in Kew. Kane pleaded drink as an excuse. He was a fireman by occupation and on coming to Melbournegot too much drink, was sent to gaol-for 14 days. Elizabeth Langridge-larceny. Margaret Hamblin said she saw the prisoner with a saucepan wrapped up in a handkerchief. Witness took the saucepan from her...

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