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COUNCILS. CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6TH, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 February 1878
COUNCILS. CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6Tv, 1878. Present-The Mayor (Cr. Turner, in the chair), Crs. Peters, Upton, Smith, Wright, Bryant, Keele, Hanslow, and Walker. CORRESPONDENCE. From McKean, Wilson and Leonard, asking instructions in re Corbett's affair. Instructed to proceed with case. From Dunn and Collins asking for favor of orders for books for Public Library of Collingwood. Referred to the Library Committee. From Mr. S. Page complaining of the state of the drain opposite his store in North Collingwood. He complained of the drainage from Mr. Arnold's stables. The letter stated that the writer understood that when Mr, Wright got into the council the work would be done. The Surveyor stated that two chains of channelling were required at the place referred to. Cr. Upton did not know how Cr. Wright had anything to do with the matter seeing that the work was in Victoria Ward. From the Kew Council, asking to be in formed what clause of the Local Gorernment Act authorised ...
CHAPTER III., AND LAST. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 February 1878
CHAPTER III., AND LAST. THE next day was Saturday. Philip was out nearly the whole day. Nellie kept within doors, fidgeting about the house. In the afternoon she felt so lonely and unhappy that she sent for nurse to come down into the dining room and bring her work, saying, by way of excuse " I want you to show me that way of darning stockings which you learnt in Germany." " Yes, ma'am," said the old lady, as soon as she seated herself, stocking in hand, near her young mistress, "it is a very curious way, and marvellously neat, but I begin to think it is a great waste of time, except for an old woman like me." " Still I should like to learn it," ob served Nellie. "How was it you went to Germany ?" "Why, you see, ma'am, when Mr. Philip was a boy of fourteen, his papa would send him to school there. The old gentleman said it was for the sake of his learning, but to my mind it was more because be knew Mr. Philip's mother was spoiling him at home." "But he might have been sent to some s...
CRICKET NOTES. COLLINGWOOD CHALLENGE CUP. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 February 1878
CRICKET NOTES. COLLINGWOOD CHA&LENGE CUP. Capulet (holders) v Yarr Yara--This match was continued on Saturday last, but unfortunately had to be stopped on account of the inclemency of the weather. Previous to play commencing the game stood Terra Yarra lst innings, 77; Capulet 1st innings 1 wicket down for 51 runs. Harvey 30, and H. Hodges 10, being the not out men re sumed their places at the wickets. Dobbin son and Fulton being the bowlers for the Yarra Yarra. Neither batsmen added to his score, both falling victims to Gray be hind the wickets. The total innings of the Capulet closed for 87 runs, or 10 ahead of their opponents. J. Whiteoak 10, and J, Maynard 8 batted well for their respective scores. Fulton and Dobbinson bowled splendidly, and the fielding of the Yarra Yarra team all round was excellent, Gray as wicket-keeper deserving special mention. After a short interval the Yarra Yarra commenced their 2nd innings, and had two wickets down for 5 runs,w'uen Gray refused ...
"AND OBEY." A Tale. CHAPTER II.—contiued. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 February 1878
"AND OBEY." A Tale. CHAPTER n.-continued. She wore a delicately fine blue and white muslin dress, cut square at the throat, and trimmed with soft tulle. Heni bright golden hair was adorned with a piece of ribbon of the same color as her dress. For ornaments she wore a cross and earrings of Maltese silver. Her blue eyes were very bright under neath her dark eyebrows, and half con cealed by the long, sweeping lashes. Excitement had added a somewhat richer color than usual to her cheeks, so that, altogether, it would have been" difficult to find a more bewitching little creature. So thought Philip as she entered the drawing-room. He was standing with his elbow resting on the mantel-shelf, finally settling with himself the course he intended to take with Nellie and his mother. "How nice you look to-night, my Birdie !" said he. "Thanks for put ting on all that bravery for me. I sup pose it is for me. You do not expect any one to dinner ?" "No. I am glad you think I look nice. You know th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 February 1878
GENERAL NOTICE. r HE Mercr is published every Saturday Morning. Persona wihingto have the paper regularly delivered at their place of business or residence willbe charged Is. per quarter, payable in advance; by post Is. 6d. per quarter. r The quarter commences onthe firatSatur day in the months of December, March, .une, and September. The Editor will be obliged for inform ation-more especially relating to local matters. SCALE FOR ADVERTISING.. Business Cards, per quarter, from 7s. &d. Official and Election Advertisements, each insertion, per inch ... 2s. Sd Want places, Servants, Houses and Land for Bale or to Let, Articles * for Sale or Exchange, Miscel laneous, Missing Friends, &c., Os. 6d. Notices of Births, Deaths, and Marriages ... ... .... isOd. f To Anvsns zsa.-Notice to oithdraw sTdrertisements must be given in writing. 1HE aercury can be obtained from any of .the following agents :-Subscription :Is. per quarter. G. C~ l.aa ... 167 Smith street. Mrs. WoODVrFF...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 February 1878
PUBLIC NOTICE. The Crisis. UDYERS of Stationery, Toys, Fancy Goods, Coombs, Brushware, Berlin and Fingering Wools, Glass, China, and Crock oeryware, should call at the establishments RO3 B3E 0 Ts, Where all goods are sold at the lowest prices Our FANCY REPOSITORY is at 212 Smith street, only 2 doors from Stanley st., and our CROCKERY SHOP is at 218 Smith treet, only 3 doors from the Fancy Shop, between Stanley & Otter ste., Collingwood. MRS. M'IVER, "w I e I z. LI aT "- ,L Straw Hat and Bonnet DMaker, 105 CARDIGAN STREET, CARLTON (Near corner Elgin Street.) Hats, Feathers, Flowers, and Trimmings always on hand, lowest prices and newest styles. CHAS. MOORE, (Late of Collingwood) Carver Gi-icder, Picture Frame Maker, 114 Lonsdale st., opposite hospital, Melb'ne. Re-Gilding, Map Mounting, &c. NS. RICHARD DAWSON TEACHER OF PIANOFORTE, 280 NICHOLSON ST., FITZROY. And at NICHOLSON & ASCHERBERC'S CHAS. CANTLON, HAIRDRESSER, AND TOBACCONIST, SIDIPSON'S ROAD, [Opposit...
The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, FEB. 9, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 February 1878
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, FEB. 9, 1878. THE long-continued drought has come to an end; the welcome, genial showers have descended, and the dry and thirsty land has drunk in copiously thereof, and soon man and beast will be glad. dened, the land will again teem with plenty, and there will be rejoicing on every side. It is rarely that these colonies are visited with such droughts as that now so timely come to an end. Whatever may be the theories pro pounded-and they certainly are many --as to the ruling causes of the pro tracted dry season, it is very certain that we have been visited with unusual drought--and from all - parts of) the country heartrending descriptions have reached us of its terrible consequences. Cattle and sheep, horses, and other domestic animals useful to man, have been perishing by thousands, the water courses have ceased running, and in many instances in some parts of the back country we hear of travelling 20 and 30 miles to find wat...
COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY, FEB. 5. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 February 1878
COLLINGWOODU-TorsDAY. FEB. 5. Before Messrs. Turner (Mayor), Smith, Nettleton, Eade, Levens, Walker. Janet Dickson v. Charles William Howse. -Mr. Gillott for complainant, and Mr. M'Dermott for the defendant. The plaintiff stated that she was a servant in the employ of Howse, who was a publican living at Morang. She went into his employment on the 28th January, 1877. After she had been there for a short time, connections took place in Howse's own bedroom. She knew. Smith, Pierce,McPherson, and &nbsp; &nbsp; McLean but she never had any improper familiarity with any of them, though she went dancing with Pierce. But she went often dancing with Howse. and got home at all hours of the night. In answer to Mr. Gillott, the complainant stated that she had not tben n?o :', '--~- - `-. - -. nor had she known McPherson for 12 months. A boy named John Tulloch said he was employed in the hotel kept by Howse, and he used to light the fire in the morning, and did sundry other thing...
ROYAL MAIL DEPARTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 February 1878
S---ROYAL MAIL DEPARTURE. The E.M.S.S. Tanjore will be despatched with mailsfolEurope, the East, &c., on Thursday neit, the 31st February. Times of closing at Collingwood Post-office, for registered letter at 4.0 p.m.; and money orders at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 20th inst.; for newspapers via Southampton, at 6.30 a.m:; and for all ordinary. -letters and for newspapers ria Brindisi, at 10 a.m. on ,Thursday, 21st February, Letters, &c., bearing late fees, received up' to 12 noon, on 21st.
BY THE CAMPASPE. A TALE [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 February 1878
BY THE CAMPASPE. A TALE: BY ALBERT ELWELL. Dark was his rival-dark his hair --and beard His black eye glanced beneath o'erhanging brows That seemed like beetling craigs to threaten all Who came within their shadow-and his years Near doubled those of her whose hand he sought, Yet he was active, youthful, strong; and, where He deemed it necessary, courteous Well versed in all the bushman's art, and skilled Likewise in knowledge of the world-of men And manners-wisdom gained but by ex perience. Now on the gold fields he had pitched his tent- He was successful-so they said-but none . Meddled with his affairs: alone he worked- Alone he wandered oft, no. one knows where Alone he slept-nor ever did those hands, That seek to live by plundering the hordes Of those more diligent, attempt to dare : His path-once many years before, they say. Three of the greatest villains, whose vast size Seemed but to watch their wickedness in all Its magnitude, had tried to lay their hands upon Hisgold and e'e...
SHIRE OF JIKA.—ADJOURNED MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 February 1878
SHIRE OF JIKA.-AarOUwND MEETING. Present: President (J. C. Clinch), Crs. Ellison, Sobey, O'Keefe, Mitchell, Dennis, Bastings, Paterson, and Plant. J. Page, secretary of All Saints' church, Northcote, requested the Council to take some steps to have the suspended contract opposite the church proceeded with. On the motion of Cr. Basting, seconded by Cr. Plant, it was resolved that the contract should be proceeded with at once. On the motion of Cr. Plant it was resolved that the quantity of metal contracted for should be reduced as follows:-Northcote, from 1000 to 500; Gowerville, from 1000 to 500; Preston, from 1000 to 500 yards. On the motion of Cr. Plant it was also resolved to resume day labor on the main roads. Cr. Paterson moved that Coburg metal be not accepted. Carried. The notices of motion given by Cr. Mitchell for the suspension of the Shire officers, and to cease lighting the main road with gas, did not come on for discussion, on account of that gentleman not bringing them ...
CRICKET NOTES. CRICKET CORRESPONDENCE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 February 1878
CRICKET NOTES. CRICKET CORRESPONDENCE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE X"ERCUBY. Sir,-In your issue of last week's, I read the following.-" Norfolk v 15 of Hawthorn 2nd eleven," etc. I beg to correct that statement, as it was 15 of our 3rd eleven, the 2nd eleven previous to this played 13 of them, and won them. I would feel greatly obliged if you would insert the following in this week's paper, (Mercury). Norfolk v 15 of Hawthorn 3rd eleven, (not Hawthorn 2nd eleven, as ap peared in our issue of last week) was won by the former by 10 runs. Yours, etc., G. P. BIGGS, Assistant Sec. Hawthorn Cricket Club, Barwood road Hawthorn, February 12th, 1878.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 February 1878
PUBLIC N'OTICE. Thge crisis. B[UYERS of Stationery, Toys, Fancy Goods, Coombs. Brushwnre, Berlin and Fingering Wools, Glass, China, and Crock. eryware, should cull at the establishments O'a MERTSB' Where all goods are sold at the lowest prices Our FANCY REPOSITORY is at 212 Smith street, only 2 doors from Stanley st., and our CROCKERY SHOPisat 218 Smith treet, only 3 doors from the Fancy" Shop, between Stanley- & Otter ste., Collingwood. MRS. M'IVER, am I I., I.. I DT E n, Straw Hat and Bonnet Maker, 195 CARDIGAN STREET, CARLTON (Near corner Elgin Street.) BHts, Feathers, Flowers, and Trimmings always on hand, lowest prices and newest styles. CHAS. MOORE, (Late of Collingwood) Carvrer &Z , G-lder, Picture Frame Maker, 114 Lonsdale st., opposite hospital, Mlelb'ne. Re-Gilding, Map Mounting, &c. MRS. RICHOARD DAWSON TEACEER OF PIANOFORTE, 280 NICHOLSON ST., FITZROY. And at NICHOLSON & ASCHERBERC'S CHAS. CANTLON, HAIRDRESSER, AND TOBACCONIST, SIMPSON'S L...
TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 February 1878
TO OQ ?BESPONDENTS_._ - - Rejected communications cannot be returned' undet.any circumstances whatever. - No notice can be taken of anonymous com munications. Every letter must be aiom-' panted 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 personsa interested we have to request that all busini?ss communications, including advert?lisements, orders for the paper, and remittances,be ad= dressed to Gmarrr & SPA?V?rN, and not to the EDrrou. ADJvTE NTe, in a cases, to be prepaid. Letters and other communications intended for .:insertion in the news colas s alould .?s? a?ddressed to the Editor. _ ,
COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY, FEB. 12. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 February 1878
COLLINGWOOD-T"E-snDAY? FEB. 12. Before Messrs. Turner (Mayor), Smith, lettleton, Eade, Levens, Marsden. Mary Cotton v. Preacher.-Illegal deten tion of goods. The complainant stated that she had been in a small way of business, but had taken ill and had to go to the hos pital. Hor goods were then stored in Preacher's house at his (Preacher's) re quest. WhenMrs. Cotton got out of the hospital she went to Preacher's house, where she staid for five weeks, and for her board and lodging did sundry thing s bout the house and shop. Preacher said that an arrangement had been made that Mrs. Cotton should pay a certain amount for her keep. This Mrs. Cotton denied. Preacher was ordered to restore the goods, with 5s James Manson v. William Kerr.-Illegal detentionofcarpenters tools. Mansonsaidhe saw the goods in Kerr's window, and he ent into the shop and claimed them as his, and offered to buy them, but Kerr re fused to give them up. Ordered to restore the goods, with 2s 6d costs.
TERRIBLE FALL OF ICE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 February 1878
TERR[3LE FALL OF ICE. BteEr;AIWNG the recent fall of hailstones at M?dgee, N.S.W., the IWesren'Polt gives the following particul.rs:-" Mr. N. P. Bayly inform us that on the 4th in=tant, Mr. V. Dowling and himself rode over part of the ground where the hailstorm had been so violent the Monday previous, and the naked appearance of the trees on the fiat and mountains, from having been divested of all their leaves, was most extraordinary. It was evident that nearly every bird had been batte-ed to death, as only two were seen alive, and the shepherd declared that all he had seen alive since the storm were two magpies with their eyes knocked out. and be ended their misery by destroying them. On the day of the storm the shepherd was wearing a strong waterproof coat, and it was torn to shreds on his back; in fact, it was miraculous that he escaped with his life, as the trees bear visible marks where the bark had been indented by hail as large as good sized apples. Not one kangaroo has been ...
WEEKLY ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 February 1878
WWEKLY ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. A?sTrl?cT of births and deaths registered in the metropolitan and suburban districts during the week ending Feb. 2, 1878. District. Births Deaths. Brighton... ... .. 2 2 Brunswick ... 3 1 Carlton ... ... ... 15 17 Collingwood .. ... 9 14 Fitzroy ... ... .. 11 15 Flemingto .. ... 3 Footscrany ... ... 4 1 vawthorn ... 7..i 4 Hotham ... ... .. 10 8 Kew ... - 2 Melbourne (South) ... 3 17 Melbourne (West) ... 11 7 Prahran ... ... ... 8 4 Richmond ... .. 10 12 Sandridge ... ...I 2 2 Emerald Hill ... .. 18 6 South Yarra ... .. 7 8t. Kilda... ... *. 4 4 Williamstown ... .. 6 132 122 Of the total deaths, 68 or 51» per cent. were children not exceeding the age of 3 years, 47 being under the age of 1 year.
THE MAYOR OF FITZROY AND THE SARBATH SCHOOLS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 February 1878
THE MAI2OR OF F1TZROT AND THE SARBATH SCHOOLS. On Saturday afternoon last, at the invita tion of His Worship the Mayor of Fitzroy, a number of ladies and gentleman assem bled to assist in the distribution of the prize awarded to the successful competitors is the competition initiated by His Worship, for the best Scripture proofs of the follow ing attributes of the Supreme Being: That God is Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omniscient, and Just. The superintendents of the competing Sunday Schools met on the Tuesday previous, and after careful deliberation selected the various prize takers, the names of whom were published in a proicne iasn of tho rToe..ry. The prizes were distributedas follows :-To F. Nyulassy, Alice Morcombe, and James Milne, The La?d and the Book ; Ellen Wood, Isabella Cliff, and John A. Peth bridge, Good Words for the Young ; Mary Glaistones, Hebrew Heroes, Homer's Iliad, and Homer's Odyssey. These last prizes were for the seniors and juniors of the Congregation school, t...
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents. THURSDAY HALF-HOLIDAY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 February 1878
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions ofi our correspondents. THURSDAY HALF-HOLIDAY. TO TM EDITOR OF THE ]EErCLRT. Sm,--With your permission I would crave a small space in your valuable.paper, for the purpose of suggesting-a Thursday half holiday in the suburbs of Collingwood and Fitzroy, and I cannot see what is to prevent its being carried out to a successful issue, and as no fewer than fourimportant suburbs viz., Emerald Hill, Hotham, Williamstown, and Sandridge, also many of the principal cities and "towns in the country arealready in the enjoyment of this great boon, it being ;attended with the very happiest. results, both to employers and employes: It is an acknowledged fact that it would be easier to obtain this concession, than to secure early closing in the evenings, and certainly an afternoon does aff.Žrd a better opportunity for indulging in a little health ful recreation,- which is spon the very highest authority proved to be absolutely essential to ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 February 1878
Funerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN, Tr 3. d e r t a?k er, At PRICES LOWER than any house in Victoria. Note the address.--. 203 4 205 SMITH ST., FITZROY. CHATEAU TAHBILK WINES (Late Tabilk). Town Cellars, Melbourne, 85 LITTLE COLLINS ST. EAST. The Matured Natural Wines of this Cele brated Vineyard are now in Great Repute. THE EXTENSIVE CELLARS AT THE VINEYARD, Equal to 200,000 GALLONS, Enable the Proprietors keep five vintages on hand, and to place only their matured wines on the market. Upwards of One Hundred and Fifty Thou sand Gallons of Red and White Wines of Great Variety are now in stock, and can be obtained either in bulk.or bottle at prices which will compare favorably with any other House in the Trade, at the ToWN DEBPT, MELBOUENE, 85 LITTLE COLLINS STREET EAST, Where wines can be sampled.. The Ch&teae Tahblik Wines only sold. SADDLERY ESTABLISH]MENT PARKER & Co., 18 SIMPSON'S ROAD. VALENTINES`! VALENTINES! VALENTINES! A SPECIAL LINE OF VALENTIN ES NOW OPENED ...