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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, JAN. 25, 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 January 1879

PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnita Vins.* ' SATURDAY, JAN. 25, 1879. DurxNG the last fortnight the audited balance-sheet of the accounts of the Shire of Jika has been lying for in ,spection at the Shire offices, and we have taken the opportunity-since so much publicity has been given to the matter, and so much strong language has been written and used concerning these accounts-to have them carefully examined in the interests of the rate payers. As the annual meeting takes place on Monday to allow the balance sheet, some of the ratepayers should attend and protest against such a glaring mass ofcontradictionsand errors being received as correct. In the first item, Rates, inlthe matter of simple addition the auditors are £10 wrong. The report states the Treasurer paid in £738 14s. 6d. for rates, and that they had placed a balance of the bank account, £34. 19s. 2d., also to rates, making a total of £783 13s. 8d. Any schoolboy, in the third class even, would tell them their figures q...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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CHURCH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 January 1879

CHURCH NEWS. -On 'Monday evening, at a meeting of parishioners ,Mr. F. W. Uther, church warden of St. Peters, and one of the vestry of St. Saviour's Mission Church, was pre sented by Mr. Holmes, parishioners' church warden, with an address, accompanied by a drawing-room clock and vases for which he feelingly returned thanks. Mr. Uther is leaving the colony. On Tuesday evening last there was a large attendance of the parishioners of Fitaroy North at St. Luke's temporary Church. The following gentlemen were elected guardians. For the trustees 'Messrs. Cooze, Freeman,Jobson, and Smith; for the minister, Messrs. Ocock, Garrett, Scott, Mills.' for the congregation Messrs. Laycock, Walsh. Hope and Harrison. A statement of the receipts, expenditure, and general progress of the church for the past 12 months was read and approved. A vote of thanks to the retiring officers and to the Rev. B. Rodda who presided brought the meeting to a close. The annual meeting of Trinity church, Coburg, was h...

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LICENSED VICTUALLERS' PIC-NIC. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 January 1879

LICENBSED VIETUALLEER' PIc-C. On Wednesday last the members of the Melbourne United Licensed Victuallers Association commemorated the anniversary of the association by a Marine excursion. Queenscliffe was the place chosen by the committee. About nine o'clock the Hobson's Bay Railway Station presented a busy as. pect, and at a quarter past nine the train moved off with its freight. Many doubts were indulged in about the weather which looked very threatening. Determined efforts on the part of some of the members of the fancy to get on board, were, by the diligence of the Committee, frustrated-no one being allowed to accompany the party whose character or calling could be ques tioned. A start was made about ten o'clock, and when the steamer had passed the Williamstown breakwater the effects of the heavy sea began to tell, a large number of the excursionists began to ex press a wish that they had stopped at home and that nothing would again induce them to go down the bay for pleasure. O...

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THOMAS HOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 January 1879

THOMAS HOOD. DEATH and fame came to Thomas Hood almost together. For twenty years. he has held his place among the rank and file of literature, earning thereby little more than daily bread and the applause that is but of a moment, when, in 1843, the Christmas number of Punch electrified its readers with the "Song of the ShirL." Those wonderful verses went from newspaper to newspaper as in old times the beacon fire was accustomed to pass from hill to hill. The laurels reaped by the author were, however, barren, and the sunshine of celebrity had nothing golden in its beams With the new year was born an unlucky publication christened Hood's Magazine. Mis fortunes fell thick upon both periodical and editor, and the " flashes of merri ment" that the latter still put forth came from a" life blackened with the thunderclouds of sickness and calamity. By May Hood was in a sick-room, and as editorial apology for the non-con tinuance of a novel he had commenced sent forth a drawing of " a plat...

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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 January 1879

POLICE. FITZEOY-Mo.NDAra . Before Messrs. Tucker, Raven. Ricardo, Woodhead, Bennetts, and Bell. Peter Healey and William Jennings - stealing fruit. Mr. Maggs said that at about a quarter to three on Sunday after. noon,.he heard a nri ' in his garden at Northoote, He discoveed aboyontidethe fence in a constable's hands, another boy he discovered crawling through a drain out of the garden. He was also caught by the constable. Neither of the boys went to school, the-parents of one were dead, while 'those of the other were out at work, and did not know of their son's incarceration. Another boy, named Ebenezer, had been engaged in the transaction but had not been 'secured. The chairman of the bench said that it would be well, when boys like those before the court were taken into custody, for the parents to be informed of the matter. The boys were remanded for a week-the parents to be communicated with. William Stach-drunk and disorderly on Saturday evening. Discharged. James Maloney, a r...

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COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 January 1879

* OLLINGWOOD-Ti soAr. i Before' Messrs. Walker, Berry, Barnett, Eade, and Levens. Frederick Prentiss -assault. " haity Lucas, residing in Stafford-Gsreet, said that on Sunday morning last she was standing at her gate, the prisoner went up to her and .mate use of some very bad language..--The witness remonstrated, whereon the prisoner struck her a violent blow. The grand. daughter of prosecntrix gave corroborative evidence. Fined 40s or seven days. Henry Sherlock--drunk while in charge of a horse and cart. Fined 10s or 48hours. Alice Sumner, a vagrant. An incorrigible young female of loose habits. Mrs. Sumner said that she would take her daughter down to the Abbotsford convent, and pay for her for 12 months. The case was withdrawn on this understanding. Mary-Martin-larceny of `clothes of a line. Maria Walden describedthe property stolen and identified them when produced in Court. A daughter of the last witness said that the prisoner went to her mother's house and said her mother owed...

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MISAPPLIED SCIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 January 1879

MISAPPLIED SCIENCE. IT was only a few years ago the New York Journal of Information pub. lished the statement that a man in New Hampshire, who had been unable to speak for five years, went to sleep with saquid of tobacco in his month, and awoke the next morning with his voice -perfectly strong, smooth and steady. Old Mr. Jarvis, who lives out on Vine 'street is sorely afflicted with an impedi ment in his speech, and often says he would give a hundred dollars if he could only "t-t-t-taw-taw-ta-talk f-f-f fast enough t-t-t-to t.t-tell a gug-gug grocer what he w-w-wants bub-bub before he gug-gag-gets it measured out." He takes the Journal, and had taken it for 23 years, and be firmly believed every thing he read in it; Sylvanus Cobb's stories, Mr. Parton's Lives of Eminent Americans, the answers to correspondents-Mr. Jarvis had taken them all in and believed every word. He thought that pro bably this quid-of-tobacco treatment might help his voice a little, and he resolved to give it a ...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 January 1879

GENERAL NOTICE. IHE Mercury is published every Saturday 1 Morning. ker.u?s wishing to 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. Th quarter commences onthe first Satur day in the months of December, March, JTune, 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. 6d. Official and Election Advertisements, each insertion, per inch ..: 2s. 6G 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 Marriages ... .. is. Od. To' AoVSnmvsa.--Noftice: to Oithdrew draerisements must bi given i writing. FHE Mercury can be obtained from any of I the following agents :-Subscription is, per quarter. G. Car xELL ... 167 Smith street.' Mrs. WOODRUFF... . 96 ...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 January 1879

PANTHE. ON 'W7HOLESALE Is NOW OPEN FOR SINGLE ORDERS AT -WHOLESALE PRICES. 50 GERTRUDE ST. IF`=TZ'LO'E. DURHAM HOUSE. J. CURRY, TAILOR & HABIT MAKER, 79 4. 81 SMITH -ST., FITZROY. ' L. SICREE, TAILOR & OUTFITTER Gertrude St:; Fitzroy. :Clothes Cleaned, Repaired, and Pressed' equal to new. Gentlemen's own materials made upin first-rate style. MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC! HALF PRICE ! HALF PRICE! HALF PRICE! All the newest Music sold by Dmunn & Collins, ARCADE, SMITH STREET, AT HALF PRICE. Agent for MESSRS. ALLAN AND CO J. HOLT, IJOACH BUILDER, 57 PEEL STREET. COLLINGWOOD. O. . O. F. - ') Funerals furnished on x shortest notice. Single and pair horse hearses, and coaches always in readiness. BENJAMIN T. STEVENS, Furnishing Undertaker, 161-3 JOHNSTON STREET, COLLINGWOOD. Strictest economy, in charges. Coffins all sizes always on hand. j. RUTHERFORD, YETERINARY SO0EING SMITiH, 279 SMITH STREET, FITZROY. The T?'u.zth. *T you want first-class Boots and Shoes y you will fin...

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THE ANNEXATION OF ALEXANDRETTA. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 January 1879

THE ANNEXATION OF ALEXANDRETTA. The summary of news via San Francisco which we (Argus) published on Friday last contained a brief announcement which had not previously reached us through our. telegraphic agents, but which is none the less of considerable interest . at the present time. We refer to the statement that Turkey has ceded to Great Britain the town of Alexandretta, on the Eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Apart from the importance of England thus acquiring for the first time a pied a terre on the main land of Turkey in Asia, there remains the significant fact that the place selected is that which for years past has been regarded as the best if not the only practicable point for the departure of the much-talked of Euphrates or Tigris Valley Line of Railway.: Situated as it is in close proximity to our new strong-hold, the Island of Cyprus, Alexandretta can always be effectually protected by British men-of-war from any hostile attacks. It is only necessary to mention,...

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ALARMING FIRE! THREE CHILDREN BURNED TO DEATH AT COLLINGWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 January 1879

ALAERING FIRE! THE?L CmIDRsEN BuaNED TO DEATH AT COLLINOWOOD. ABOUT half-past twelve o'clock on Sunday 0orning, the alarm of fire was rung out by the fire bells. The scene of the conflagra tion was Stafford-street, between Park and Regent-street, Collingwood, The premises destroyed were three four-roomed weather board cottages, theproperty of MIr. Spaven, senior, of Johnston-street, andwere insured for only a very small amount. The first house was occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Blake and seven children, the second by 3Ir. and Mrs. Thorpe and four children, the third by Mr. and Mrs. McDonough and two children.. Mr. Blake is employed as Hall Porter at the Kew Lunatic Asylum, and was absent on duty at the time of the oc currence, which deprived him of three of the members of his household, also the -whole of his furniture and effects. Many of the residents in the neighborhood were about retiring to rest when they were startled by the piercing shrieks of affrighted children. Mr. Simon Conway,...

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FITZROY—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 January 1879

FITZROY-TtarsoAY. Before Messs. T. Kidney, and McLean. James Smith-drunk and disorderly; fined 5s or 24 hours. Charles Kent-remand case of larceny from J. F. Kenny. The property has not yet been recovered, but as there were three other cases against the prisoner he was re manded to Melbourne. - CharlesBakerv.WifliamByan-summons? for using threateninglanguage. Mr.Lyona.. appeaied for the plaintiff and said that the sundions stated a wrong date for the ap pearance of defendant but informed the Bench that a policoman waited on the defendant and told him when to appear. On this Mr. Lyons desired the Bench to issue a warrant for the appearance of the defendant The Bench determined to do nothing of the kind and struck the case out. R. J. Lovell v. Reynolds-summons for abusive language. Struck out, as no offence was disclosed on the snumons. Isworth v. Sykes-summons for £1 2 6d for wages. Adjourned for a week as there was a dispute over half-a-crown stated to have been paid to Isworth by S...

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COUNCIL. CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 January 1879

* COUNCIL. CITY OF COLLI GWOOD. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1879. Present: The Mayor (Cr. Walker) in the chair; Crs. Peters. Smith. Keele, Wright. Turner, Hanslow, Bryant, and Upton. CORRESPONDrNCE. From J. B. De Nosek, in reference to his "Topography of Victoria." Two copies ordered. From Fitzroy Council, stating that that Council could not entertain an application from Collingwood for the joint construction of a culvert at the intersection of Smith street and Victoria-parade. From the Committee of the Ladies Benevolent Society, forwarding quarterly return of cases relieved. The amount distributed was £379 6s. From the Melbourne Town Hall, stating that the City Council would pay moiety of cost of painting the fencing round reserve in Victoria Parade. BRKPOEPL, The Public Works Committee recom mended payment of accounts amounting to £798 15s. 11d.; andthat George Cooper and Co.'s tender for channelling in Victoria crescent and Mollison-street, at the bulked sum of £164 15s. 5d., be accep...

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PRESTON—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 January 1879

PRESTON??- -TrAs Before F. E. Beaver. J. C. Clinch, Win. Paterson and Alex. Short, Esqs., J.Ps. Two debt cases of Dr. Eccles--one with drawn; the other, order made for .3 i(0 and costs, payable in three weeks. Thos. Hodgson, Wnm. Thompson, and Chas. Kupsch were each fined 5s and ?s 6d costs for careless driving. George Bisp, John Brock. Henry Jour dain, and Joanna Hennessy, for cattle wandering, were fined 2s per head and 2s 6d costs in each case. Jeremiah Tracy was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Preston and fined 5s. Thomas 3Mooney-no appearance; struck out. George Ganoway v. George Harrison labor .1 Is ; dismissed. George Collins, Alfred Williams, and J. McAUlinn were charged with bathing at pro hibited hours in the Merri Creek. In this case the three boys were in the water and the constable secured their clothes, but Sen.-Constable Marks gave evidence of & great gathering and disturbance on Sun day, alluded to elsewhere. The chairman of the Bench F. E. Beaver,...

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Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 January 1879

MARRIAGES. DOWDLE—ROBINSON.—On the 13th inst., by the Rev. N. Kinsman, Minister, of the Free Church of England, John Dowdle of Richmond to Mary Isabella Robinson of Flemington. TURNBULL— O'BRIEN.—On the 18th inst., by Mr. Kinsman, Minister of the Free Church of England, John Morier Turnbull to Alice O'Brien, both of Collingwood. MITCHELL—THOMSON.—On the 22nd inst., by       Mr. N. Kinsman, Fitzroy Minister of Free Church of England, Frederick Edward Johnstone Mitchell to Jessie Hamilton Thomson.

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THE MARQUIS OF LORNE IN CANADA. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 February 1879

TlIE MARQUIS OF LORNE IN CANADA. THE Sarmatian, with the Princess Louise and the new Viceroy of Canada, arrived at Halifax on Saturday, the 23rd November, after a most boisterous passage, during a portion of which it blew a perfect hurricane, and had the vessel not been a magnificent sea boat, in addition to her qualities for speed, a catastrophe might have been occasioned which would have plunged the nation into mourning. As it was, there was considerable danger encountered, and the ordinary disagemens of sea travel ling were made worse by actual peril. When the steamer arrived at Halifax the pilots were not on the look out, and the vessel had to put to sea again for several hours. The Duke of Edinburgh, in the Black Prince, was the first to welcome his relatives, and they went ashore incognito on the Sunday, spend ing the day at the admiral's house, returning on board at night, to make the official landing on the Monday. Columns upon columns have been tele graphed to the home pres...

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NOTES AND COMMENTS. 28/1/79. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 February 1879

NOTES AND COMMENTS. Br CossoPoLITE. 2811179. THE weather, during the last few days, has been intolerably hot, and several cases of sunstroke have occurred both to men- and animals. The country papers contain several cases, and in the metropolitan districts they have been more than usually numerous. Mr. Duke, the Fitzroy rate-collector, has had a slight attack, but happily got over it; but a man named Mcllroy, who resided in Brunswick-street, was not so fortunate, and he succumbed on Wednesday. Two horses belonging to Mr. Mitchell, coach proprietor, dropped dead on Tuesday, one at Lilydale and the other in Johnston-street. The thermometer has been registering some very high figures, and on Wednesday the official record was 1060 in shade and 1460 in the sun. The hottest day of which there is any record in the Observatory was January 14th, 1862, when the thermometer stood at 111"2o in the shade.- 'Of course 'there can be. nothing done but.to grin and bear it, liut o Eurqpeans and those...

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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 February 1879

POLICE. FITZROY-Monx-ar. Before Messrs. Tucker, Ricardo, and Raven. Charles William Edwards-Stealing a wheel, the property of W?illiam Riordan. Prisoner pleaded guilty to the charge and was sent to gaol for seven days. A remand was asked for on the grounds that the prisoner was suspected of stealing another wheel. Remand not granted. Joseph Garroway, and Deborah Garroway -obstructing the police. Con. Callender said that he was called to arrest the son of defendants for being drunk. The parents interferred to prevent him from being taken. Mrs. Garroway pleaded that it was only "nature" that prompted her to resist. Fined 10s. Elizabeth Mitchell-charged with being the keeper of a house frequented by people having no lawful visible means of support. The charge was between 18th December and 15th January. Remanded for a week to give the defendant time to set up her defence. Charles Holden--having no light on his dray. Fined 2s.6d. Baker v Byan-insulting words-s neighbourly squalL DMr. Lyo...

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CORRESPONDENCE. SHIRE OF JIKA ANNUAL AUDIT. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 February 1879

S CORRESPONDENCE. ,j riE OF JIKA ANNIJAL AUDIT. TO THE EDITOR OF THE XIERCUBY. - Sir-On the 25th inst., an article appeared in the Mercury on the above subject, written with the intentions-firstly, of misleading the ratepwverA from the fact that a defalca tin'orf . 0 10. had taken place in the late Secretary's accounts, which has been proved tieyond doubt and denial. And, secondly, to injure Mr. Cook's and my own reputation as auditors, questioning, as it does, our right to the name--"if our examination of the Jika accounts is a specimen." I would ratsnectfully. state that I consider my -abilities quite equal to those of the writer .of the article referred to, and also think -the attack on Mr. Cook is grossly unfair no fault having been found with his audits for the years he has been engaged with the -Shire's accounts, or since he has been a -Oovernment auditor, and I am almost Persuaded that it would not have been possible to have got another man in Mr. Cook's position to do as he ...

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HEIDELBERG—WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 February 1879

HEIDELBEEG-W ED.ESDA. JAN. 22. Before Messrs. McArthur, Laidlow, and Studley. W. E. Adams summoned Winm. Perry for illegally impounding two horsestheproperty of the complainant. Mr. Mills appeared in suppnrt of the summons, and Mr. Reid was engaged for the defence. Mr. Mills, in openinr the case. drew their worships' attention to the 11th section of the Pounds Act. for 1874, which states that for tillage land not enclosed with a sabstantial fence one penny per head is the maximum trespass allowed. The 14th section was next brought under notice, which enacts that the owner of land trespassed on shall not impound if the owner of the cattle trespass ing resides within five miles of the place trespassed on without giving 48 hours notice, &c. Mr. Mills then read the 19th section, which compels the impounder to describe the locality of the land trespassed on. In the event of the .magistrates deciding that the law had been violated, the solicitor for the complainant pointed out tha...

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