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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 February 1879

While fruit-stealing was going on in one part of Northcote last week the same offence, aggravated by other bad conduct, was being carried on near the creek. About a hundred boys and youths were amusing themselves by bathing in the Merri-creek, running about on the banks naked, and getting into the gardens while in that classical costume and stealing the fruit, and keeping up a running commentary of the vilest language. Human endurance could not stand this, and Senior-constable Marks was promptly on the spot, and set about making an example of some of the offenders. He seized a quantity of the clothing and marched off to the police station, followed by the excited mob who roared, yelled, hooted, and threw stones until the constable, in desperation, turned to face his assailants, and threw his bundle of clothing over a fence for safe keeping. Some respectable persons who saw the plight he was in came to the constable's aid, and frightened the boys a little bit. The man into whose gard...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 February 1879

ABAST!R4T Qý'F'·IRE8, A ABsmrr cT of _Births.~ip..Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week: ending ;l18th 'January, 1879. District. Brighten .. ... ' 3 Brighton East ... ... : Brunswick -.. ... 2 1 Carlton ... ... 18 15 Caulfield ... ... ... Cheltenham .... ... 2 Coburg ' .. ... 3 . Collingwood ... .. '10 12 Essendon 10.. ... . Fitzroy ... ... 10 Fitzroy North ... ... o 4 Flemington ... ... not received. Footscray ... ... 4 1 Hawthorn ...4.. 1 Heidelberg ... ... Hotham ... 10 .7 Keilor ... Kew ... ...... 2 Maidstone ... ... 1 2 Malvern Melbourne (South) ... 8 22 Melbourne (West) ... . 6 Northcote ... ... . . Prahran ... .. 8 4 Richmond ... ... 14 4 Sandridge ... . 4 2 Emerald Hill ... . 17 8 South Yarra ... 3. 3 St. Kilda ,.. ... 6 2 Williamstown ... ... 5 1 151 100 Of the total deaths 42 were of children not exceeding the age of 3 years, 33 being under one year.

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PROFESSOR E. HALL AND MODERN SPIRITISM. "Scribendi recti, sapere estest Principium et fons."HORACE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 February 1879

PROFESSOR E. HALL AND MODERN SPIRITISM. "Scribendi recti, sapere est et Principium et foas. -Hoa&cE. TO TlHE EDITOR OF THE EMERCURY. SrI,-Before Mr. Hall undertakes, on a future occasion, to debate a question, he will do well to make it his study to learn the first principles of logic. To maintain aposition on controversialmatters he must adhere to the original basis of argument, avoid misinterpreting his opponent, and be careful to abstain from language.having a personal tendency. The last-mentioned ap plies more especially to men of Mr. Hall's stamp, who are supposed to be actuated by -eligious proclivities. None of these rules are observed- by him, whether from ig norance, wilful neglect, or feelings of dis appointment its not my province to determine. The reply he has vouchsafed is on a par with the character of the pamphlet itself. My review of it is regarded as fair, and though severe, the writer was in every instance correctly quoted, deductions there from fully prove...

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TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 February 1879

TO CORRESPONDENTS. Rejected communications cannot be returned under any circumstances whatever. ZTo notice can be taken of anonymous com munications. 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 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 Gaxrra & SPAVENV , and not to the EDITOR. ADVERTIBSEENTs, in all cases, to be prepaid. Letters and other communications intended for insertion in the news columns should be addressed to the Editor.

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COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 February 1879

COLLINGWOOD-T UESDAY. Before Messrs. Walker, Eade, Levens, and Barnett, Thomas Wilkins and Walter Melling were charged with conducting themselves in a very disorderly manner in Smith-street. Fined 10s. John Cooper was fined 5s. or 24 hours im prisonment for being drunk and disorderly. William Carr-ditto. Fined 10s. or 48 hours imprisonment; Carr being very dis orderly the fine was made thus heavy. Thomas Connor same offence. fined 5s. or 24 hours. Elizabeth O'Brien-Stealing a ring. Pris oner, a small girl, admitted the theft and wept bitterly at her position. Mr. Gathbridge. owner of the ring, indentified it, and valued it at 30s. The girl was sent to the Reformatory for 12 months. Mary Martin-larceny from Mrs. Hayter. Remanded case. the evidence was too weak to support the charge, and Martin was dis charged. Kenner v. Kilmartin-Fraud summons for rent due. Adjourned for four weeks to give defendant an opportunity to pay. Cramp v Cramp maintenance case. Mrs. Cramp asking for maintena...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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A FEW DAYS OF MY LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 February 1879

A FEW DAYS OF MY LIFE. Wz had been married four months, when we received an invitation to stay with the Meltons, who always liked to have their house full of company at Christmas. My husband would rather have stayed at home at that time, but, as usual, he studied my wishes before his own; so on the twenty-third of December we set off. I was delighted, for a change seemed desirable to me. How little I should have believed it if onithat morning any one had told me I should return, after a" few days' absence, with all my feelings entirely altered! I did not love my husband when I married him, and four months had not made me less indifferent--at least so I told myself. I had been engaged secretly to Cecil Moore before marriage,'but my father, finding it out, insisted both on our breaking off the engagement and on my marriage with Sir Cuthbert Murray. Oh ! how I rebelled! For I thought Cecil the per sonification of everything noble and good. However, my father thought just the opposite, ...

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MELBOURNE PUBLIC LIBRARY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 February 1879

MELBOURNE. :PUBLIC LIBRARY. ANYONE who has not been to the Public Library lately, should lose no time before he enjoys a sight of Mr. CLARKE,S magnificent presientof the statues of the QUEEN, the PRINCE CONSORT, and the PRINCE and PRINCESS of Wales. Very` great care wouldlappear to ]lave been taken to accurately pourtray the features of each. From a personal recollection of the PRINCE CONSORT it may be asserted that it is an excellent likeness, and if all are equally good, a most valuable addition, in an historic sense, has been made to our national gallery. It is only by inspecting such works that one can understand and appreciate what a sweetly beautiful woman the PRINCESS of Wales must be. A very pleasing effect has been produced by the slightly polishing such parts as the bracelets, the projecting jewels of the coronets, etc. These statues are in one of the large ante rooms off the main hall, the statues of Daphne and Eve, and the busts of the four seasons are in the same room. ...

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COMING EVENTS; OR, SIGNS OF THE TIMES. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 February 1879

S;; COMINGEVENTS'; 'U . OR, IGNB OF THE TIIE8. BY Pzormssoa HALL. .THosE who have read my deliberations in last week's issue, will remember that I make special allusion to the pouring out of the~iiith"vial.' "Aind the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates and the waters thereof were dried up that the way of the Kings of the East might be prepared, and I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come' out of the mouth of the Beast, and out of the mouth of the Dragon, and out. of the mouth of the False Prophet, for they are the spirits of devils working miracles which go forth unto the kings of the earth, and of the whole world to gather them to the great day of God Almighty. Behold I come as a thief, blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments lest he walk naked and they see his shame. And he gathered them together unto a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armeged don."--Rev. x., 12-18. The waters of this mystic river, as I showed in my last, are already d...

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PRIDE AND VANITY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 February 1879

PRIDE AND VANITY.. " Let not ambition mock their useful toil, Their homely joys, and destiny obscure; Nor grandeur hear, with a disdainful smile The short but simple annals of the poor"-oanr. How oft do we meet in this strange world of ours With folks who but study its sunshines and flowers, Its pleasures, its fashions, its each empty show Possessing great riches-at least we think so They dress in splendour, their fingers jewel led o'er And drive where they please in a carriage and four. Their thoughts are all earthly as if they'd ne'er die Or ever would fall from their stations so high. To church they go but to sleep and to nod, To see and be seen, not to worship their God. The sermon they heed not, they think it a bore, They talk of the dress that Miss So-and-so wore. How proudly displaying the jewels they possess, Outshining each other in beauty and dress. How many in splendour and fashion doth roam Whose houses by time payment's furnished at home. If their drapers' and jewellers...

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JIKASHIRE—MONDAY, JAN. 27th. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 February 1879

JIKASHIRE-MosnAr, JaN. 27th. Present: The President (Cr. Dennis) Crs Plant, Bastings, Patterson, Mitchell, Sobey, Ellison, and Clinch. The ordinary meeting was adjourned until after the annual meeting. ANeuAr.L EErrNG. Cr. Plant asked whether the balance sheet, as printed, was the original one sub mitted to the last meeting and read. A substituted balance sheet had been printed but the original one was not forthcoming. It was resolved that the accountant be heard in explanation. Mr. Cook produced the original balance sheet, which had been amended, as regards the £42, Fitzroy contribution. He was there to defend himself from a most mendacious report in alocalnewspaper. The article was a most scurrilous one. His report was not to be taken, but the balance sheet. The rates were correct. If these errors were correct ed it would only be taking them from one account to put them to another, but the totals would remain thesame. He admitted that the £7 debited to tolls and the£6 6s.3d. not c...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 February 1879

Funerals furnished by VT. G. RAVEN, -T:a c?. e rt a, 4 e3, At PRICES LOWER than any house in Victoria. tote th. adldross: 203 & 205 SMITI, ST., FITZROY. FURNITURE AND BEDDING WAREHOUSE. W. NEWBOUND. 167 SMITH STREET. FITZROY The cheapest Furnishing and Bed" ding Warehouse in the Colony. ITURE&HBED c FWrniture ofall kinds. Drawing Room Suites, from .I15. Dining Three rmcheapest Furnishing and Bed20. Cottae Room Suites, from £11 10s. Cottage of of Four Rooms furnished for £32. CARPETS, FLOORCLOTItS, _1ATS, &c. Country Orders promptly attended to. and goods carefully packed. - From Elkington, Mason & Co.. Birmingham 77 RUSSELL ST., MELBOURNE, (4 Doors from Little Collins st.) Old Plate, Spoons, Forks, Teapots, Cruet Frames, &e. repaired, plated, and made equal to new. - 3. H. WALKEER, (10 yeus withl . B. Webster) Jeweller and Optician, 172 SMITH STREET, COLLINGWOOD. Repairs promptly & economically done IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT KERR &amp...

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FITZROY—THURSDAY. Before Mesrs. Raven, and Fowler. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 February 1879

FITZROY-THU?SDAY. Before Mears. Raven, and Fowler. Thomas Redman-drunk and disorderly, found on the broad of his back in Spring st., Fitzroy. Fined 10s. with 2s. 6d. costs in default of 24 hours imprisonment. Jane Philips-a tall, scar-nosed woman went to thewatchhouse and complained that her neighbours would not let her sleep the watchkeeper sent her home. In about half an-hour she went back and said she would like to sleep in the cell for the night. She was accommodated. Remanded for a week to give her time to recover. William Reilly-a ladcharged with steal ing a pair of boots. Frank North said he had been bathing in the Merri Creek when the prisoner lifted his boots and threw them into the creek, he went into the creek after them and put them on and made off with them. Con. A. 50 said he proceeded to the creek to make inquiries about the matter when he got in sight of the prisoner, he made off, but was soon secured by the witness. Sent to gaol for seven days with hard labor. Charl...

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STAGE POISONING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 February 1879

STAGE POISONING. A ROaANTIC chapter in the annals of the amateur drama has just been played at Ofen. The beautiful daughter of a manufacturer imagined that she could trace in herself the germs ofa consider able dramatic genius, and urged her parents to allow her to adopt the stage as a profession. The prosaic elders refused her consent, but permitted her to satisfy her aspirations as far as possible by taking leading parts in the numerous dilettante play-actings which are a favourite amusement of local society. She performed with great applause such parts as Louise in. "Kabale and Liebie," the; Kitty in "'Katchehen von Heilbronn," and the like, and soon became much in demand. Jr happened that in nearly all the dram as in which she had to play the lovely heroine, a handsome young gentleman, of good family, who was also a little stage struck, played'the part of lover. Theatrical love, on her side at least, developed i"'to the actual human passion, while.on L.is side it never passed. t...

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COUNCIL. CITY OF FITZROY. FRIDAY, JANUARY 17. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 February 1879

COUNCIL. CITY OF FITZROY. FRIDAY, Jraiua&r 17. Present: Cr. Woodhead in the chair; Crs. Evans, McMahon, Holden, and Ewing. CORRESPONDENCE. From the Chief Secretary's Office inti mating that the sum of £70 was payable at the treasury in favor of the Fitzroy Free Public Library. From the Town Clerk's Offce, Melbourne, inviting the attendance of Representatives to a conference "in regard to what action shoull be taken as to the trusteeship and management of the proposed New Metro politan General Cemetery, and in regard to the polluted state of the River Yarra." The Mayor. Crs. Woodhead, and McMahon were appointed representatives. From Mr. Nugent complaining of a dangerous piece of pavement opposite his premises in Napier-street. Received. BEPOaroS The Public Works Committee recom mended--That the application of John Wilson for permission to construct a level crossing to his premises, at No. 4 Hemy street; and that of Mrs. Hennessy, for per mission to contract a level crossing t...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 February 1879

PANTHEOIN WHOK- O LK.- '. -4LOTHING ' FACTOR' IS NOW OPEN FOR 'SINGLE ORDERS .AT WHOLESALE -PRIGES 50 GERTRUDE ST. FITZELO'Y. DURHAM HOUSE. J. CURRY, TEAILOR & HABIT MAKER, 79 4- 81 SMIITH ST., FITZROY. L. SICREE , 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 ]unrn & Collins, ARCADE, SMITH STREET, AT HALF PRICE. Agent for MESSRS. ALLAN AND CO J. HOLT, COACH BUILDER, 57 PEEL STREET. COLLINGWOOD. I.. O. 3F. j n4'? ' Funerals furnished on ' a shortest notice. Single and pair horse hearses, and coaches always in readiness. BENJAMIN T. STEVENS, Fuarnishing Undertaker, 161-3 JOHNSTON STREET, COLLINGWOOD. Strictest economy in charges. Coins all sizes always on hand. J. RUTHERFORD, YETERINARY SHOEING SMITH, 279 SMIITH STREET, FITZROY. The Trutth. F you want first-class Boots and Shoes you will find the...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 February 1879

GENERAL NOTICE. iHE Mercury is published every Saturday 1 Morning. Persons wishing to have the paper regularly delivered at their place of bminess or residence will be charged Is. per quarter, payable in advance; by post 1s. 6d. per quarter. The quarter commences onthe firs Satur day in the months of December, M?rch, June, 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. 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 Marriages ... . ... Is. Od. To ADovxTISRS.--Noice to withdraw aodertisements must w givi in writing. filHE Mercury can be obtained from any of Xthe following agents :-Subscription Is, per quarter. G. CABNEL ... 167 Smith street. MIrs. WOODBUNF... 96 Bruns...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, FEB. 1, 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 February 1879

~tw kUerpu~. PUBUSHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labtor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, FEB. 1, 1879. AT the adjourned annual meeting of the Jikashire Council, held on Monday last, Mr. COOK, the accountant, who had been engaged to make out the state ment of accounts said that our criticism of those accounts was scurrilous and mendacious. As the meeting was again adjourned till Monday next-we, pre sume to allow the accounts to be amended in some of the particulars pointed out by us - we take the opportunity to repeat our statement that the accounts are not correct as required by the act. By section 198, the accounts are to be audited annually. 199, Any person interested may object, in writing, during the audit. 200, An annual statement is to be prepared con taining "an account of all rates made, contracts entered into, moneys received, and moneys paid by the Council," etc. 201, The statement is to be printed and be open for inspection for fourteen days. 202, The accounts, with the statement, are to be ...

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NOTES AND COMMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 8 February 1879

NOTES AND COMMENTS. By CosMoPrOrz. 612179. Is it customary for the Melbourne Hospital authorities to send patients who are in a dying condition to other institutions for the purpose of getting rid of the trouble that is attached to their death? This question is suggested by the evidence adduced at the inquest on the body of the woman Costelloe, held at the Yarra Bend Asylum last week, when the nurse in charge of the Hospital ward stated that deceased was sent from the Melbourne Hospital wrapped in a couple of blankets, and that from the time of her admission until her death she never spoke or even opened her eyes, and the only sign of life was manifested when food was placed in her mouth. She remained in this condition until her death, which took place on the 27th ultimo. Dr. Ford deposed that deceased died from congestion of the brain and disease of the heart, but in no way accelerated by her removal from the hospital. The jury commented, and very properly, upon the heartlessness o...

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ST. LUKE'S CHURCH OF ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 8 February 1879

ST. LUKE'S CHURCH OF ENGLAND. The ceremony of laying the foundation stone of St. Luke's Anglican Church which is in course of erection -at the junction of Watkins-street, St. George's-road and Brunswick-st. was performed by the Bishop of Melbourne, on Tuesday afternoon last. This is the second time the memorial stone has been laid. Dr:Perry having performed the former ceremony on December 21,1870: Mr. Weir was the'first who conducted ser vice in the temporary building, and Mr. Guillanme afterwards took charge. The present incumbent is the Rev. B. Rodda. At five o'clock Dr. Moorhouse attended by the Revs. Canon Beecher, J. Caton, C. M. Yelland, R. Barlow. S. Perry, 0. Booth, H. Langley, Bette; Kingsley, and the Incum bent, met the trustees and guardians at the temporary church, and walked in pro cession to the new site where there was a large assemblage of persons, when prayer was offered up, and the 84th Psalm was chanted. The Rev. 0. Booth then read I Chron. xxix. 1-20. and the cre...

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WRITTEN FOR AN ALBUM. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 8 February 1879

WRITTEN FOR AN ALBUM. DEaa Coz., 'tis many a month since I Wrote you that farewell letter, And rm in Melbourne once again Just neither worse nor better. Indeed, if truth were always told, rm rather discontented, And wish that all the world was bush And towns were ne'er invented. For Pre travelled many a weary mile In hot and dusty weather, Slept soundly on a bed of straw, Eat beef as tough as leather. Have ridden hard, from morn till night, Beguiled by chat and laughter, Then danced with zest till broad day-light But. Oh! my feelings after. Ive crossed the snow-capped mountains high, Forded the rippling rivers, Been scorched beneath a blazing sky As often had the shivers. rIve dined within the forest's shade Drank deep from nature's fountains, Andwatched,"mostglorious sightofall" A sunrise on the mountains. I've halted on their rugged sides, Seen peak o'er peak ascending, The snow above, the ferns below, Winter and Summer blending. Have spied the blue lakes far ahead Lie glittering ...

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