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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 29 January 1876

GENERAL NOTICE. THE Mercury is published every Saturday, IMorning. Persons wishing to have the paper regularly delivered at their place of business or residence will be charged Is. per quarter, payable in advance; by post les. d. per quarter. The quarter commences on the first Sat urday in the months of December, March, June, and September. The Editor will be obliged for inform ation-moro especially relating _to local matters.. SCALE FOR ADVERTISING., Business Cards, per quarter, from. 7s. Gd.. Offliil a~7d Election Advertisements, each insertion, per inch ... 2s. 6d. Want places, Servants, Houses and Land for Sale or to Leot, Articles for Sale or Exchbange, Miscel lancous, Missing Friends, &c., 0s. 6d. Notices of Births, Deaths, and Marriages ... ... ... ls. Od. To ADVxnTIrSEIn.-Noico to withdraw advertiseoments must be given in writing. ., THEr Mercuy can be obtained from any of the followinzg agents :-Subscription is. per, quarter., G. CAiNELL .... 167 Smith street. Mrs. ...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 29 January 1876

GENERAL NEWS. A magnificent silver trout weighing 15} lbs. was recently caught in Lake Lear mouth. The Gippsland Mercuryl states that the railway line will shortly be open for traffie between Sale and Rosedale. In the Legislative Assembly on Wednes day there was a count out, and no quorum being present the speaker left the chair. His Honor Judge Barry intends to pay a visit to Europe and has made application for twelve months leave of absence. A meeting of the 'Free Gardeners was held at the Grace Darling hotel on Tuesday last. Mr..Swanson who occupied the chair, explained the.object of the society. 'About fifty:members. have joined. :We have received the second, of , the pamphlets published by the Australian Health Society. The subject of the pam phlet is "Pare Air and'Ventilation." ' Nw 'INsoLVENT.-Charles 'James Duke of: Collingwood,. fruiteror.;' Causes of In solvency:-Losses in business. Liabilities, .£87 18s. 5d.; assets, X14 10s.; deficiency, 78 3se. 5d. Mr. Halfey, assignee....

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SATURDAY, JAN. 29, 1876. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 29 January 1876

SATURDAY,. JAN. 29, 1876. TImE Citj?'f Collingwdbd''is "ab?out to celebrate its advancement to civic hon ours. A meeting of the citizens was called on the 21st inst. to consult with His Worship the Mayor as to the best course to be pursued in order to com memorate the event.' It has been de cided that the public .demonstration shall take place within the City bounds, in the shape of a glorious treat to all the young folks, who can attend, living within 'the precincts of the City. 'A strodig coinmitteb has boen' appdointed'to carry out the idea, and to solicit sub scriptions to meet the necessary expen diture. We must certainly congratu late the newly fledged City upon the innocent and harmless course it has elected to take. Better, say ive,,tlhad treating the old fogies of the City to' a banquet or ball. Wo should .recom mend His Worship the Mayor, to pro claim the day appointed as a public holiday, and let all-old as well as yo-ng-have a good opportunity of enjoying themselves. Tna...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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JOTTINGS AT EVE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 29 January 1876

JOTTINGS AT EVE. The recent, proclamation of Collingwood into a real live city, will cause old citizens of what was formerly best known as the "Flat" to "hark back," to use a hunting phrase,' to the good old days when it was first proclaimed not a' borough, or a town, but a municipality.-, I have said good old days, there have been better in the memory of many, but it does always seem to most folk that the days that are past, like " auld sangs,', are really by a long way the best. Distance does lend enchantment to the view, but who will gainsay but that the early days of our city were not her most palmy ones. What sunny memories of the past come up before us as we think of those old days, aye, and cloudy ones too, to not a few of us. Many faces have passed from the scene, but there are still left many who acted as sponsors to the now-born, who laid its,foundations, and to whom more ,than empty thanks are due for' the manner in which they discharged their stewardship. It was in octob...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
AN AWKWARD SITUATION. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 5 February 1876

ANA WKWARD SITUATION. Mr. SLANEY, in his little volume on British Birds, reviewed in our last number, quotes the following interest ing adventure from Gilpin's admirable work on Forest Scenery. The scene of the adventure was on the low flat shores in Hampshire, opposite the,Isle of Wight; the hero of it a wild fowl shooter:-" Mounted on his mud pat tens, he was traversing one of these mud land plains in quest of ducks; and being only intent on his game, he suddenly found the waters, which had been brought forward .with uncommon rapidity by some peculiar circumstance of tide, had made an alarming progress aroun'd him. To whatever part he rani he found himself ,completely invested by the tide; a thought struck him, as the only hope of safety; he retired to that part which was yet' uncovered with water,' and stickihg the barrel of his gun, (which,, for the purpose of shooting wild fowl, was very long,) deep into the mud, he resolved to hold fast by it as a support against the waves, an...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 5 February 1876

CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necosparily endorseo the opinions of our corroespondents. TO TIIE EDITOR OF TIE )IEUOUIYT. Sr,--In reply to " Unfortunate Official" I bog to say ho is quite corroot in doscribing the building he roefors to as a thorn in my side." It is so, unmistakably, and a pain ful one, and not to myself only. But what has that to do with the subject of my lottor. My I protoest was against the ludicrous moans of obtaining church funds by the ofilcials of a church performing the parts of "Christy Minstrols.' Ills lotter is chara teristlo, and, one that has not pleased the reverend gentleman in whose church he holds offlco. If he had admitted the pcn. formanco an error as likely to offeo s Omo, I could have excused its but 'when heo vi dontly glories in it, i. th offensive useo of certain words, T. an only express my sorrow and regret, as I am sure the roverond gentleman must do, from what I havo hoard him any. Ie is not responelble for his officers, " Unfortunate Olliolal...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CRICKET. COLLINGWOOD V. SOUTHERN CROSS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 5 February 1876

CRICKET. COLLINGTVOOD V. SOITIHERN CROSS. This match was resumed on Saturday last, whon.tho,Southorn. Cross sent Burrill and Cunnillgton:totbo wickots, to face the bowling of+ Bruce and Downing. Burrill was disposed of, after some time for five. 6-5-28. Jas. Carno wont in, and was shortly after taken by Bruce. 7-0-26. Heinbockel went in and the two batsmen scored fast, till the score being brought up to 51, Cunnington was caught by Clayton off Bruce. 8-0-51. Coutie went in and made a two and a one and retired before Clayton. 0-3-63. .Heinbookel scoring well and playing steadily. Coster took Coutie's place and making one, Bruce bowled him. Heinbookel not out for a well got 20. 10-1-05. The Collingwood sent Hayes and Badoock to the wickets, against the bowling of Carno and Cunnington, Hayes having made four was bowled by Cunnington. 1-4-5. Hood wont in and shortly after retired before a trimmer from Carnmeo. 2-0-6. Coulson went in and was shortly after bowled by Cunnington. 3-0-15. Co...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
WEEKLY ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 5 February 1876

1VEIKLY ABSTRACGT OF BIRTHIIS AND DEATHS. 3 AnSTtiAT of births and deaths registered in the metropolitan and suburban districts during the week ending Jan. 22, 1876. S Distriot. BDirths. Deaths. Brighton.. ... ... 8 Brunswick. ... ... 2 2 PCollingwood .. ... 22. 10 Fitzroy (North) ..., ... 6 0 Flemington ... ... 2 Footscray ... ... 5 3 Hawthorn ... ... 3 3 KeIw 2... . ... 2 3 Melbourno (South) 0 23: Melbourno (North) ... 20 33 Melbourne (West) .., 8 3 Prahran ... ... ... 7 10 Richmond ... ... 16 14 Sandridgo ... .;, 7 5 Emerald Hill ..' ... 10. 8 South Yarra ... ... 2 4 St. Kilda,:. ... ... 5 1 Williamstown ... ... 3 8 147 134 * Collingwood 10. Of the total deaths 51, or 38 per cent., were children not exceeding the age of 3 years; 26 being under the age of one year. The deaths ascribed to scarlet fever amount to 31. Mr. Forster, M.P., spoke at Edinburgh on Education in November last, when' roe coiving the honorary gift of the freedom of the city of Edinburgh,. and told an excel. le...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
MARRIAGE FESTIVAL OF GREEKS IN ASIA MINOR. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 5 February 1876

MARRIAGE FESTIVAL OF GREEKS IN ASBIA MINOR. AT Boudja, a village near Smyrn, I attended a Greek marriage with con siderable interest. The ceteniony in the church seemed' interminably long, and the mumbled prayers and nasal singing (for all Greeks in this part, whether in church or out of church, when they sing will sing through the nose) were not very amusing. Both bride and bridegroom wore a wreath of flowers round their heads, which was pretty and classical: these wreaths'6f flowers were exchanged and -re exchanged many times in the course 'of the ceremony. They had also' two nuptial rings, one on the hand of the bridegroom and one on the .bride's, which were slipped from the one to the other very frequentlyi the bride now wearing her own, now her husband's, and so on. The procession returned from the church to the bridegriom's .house, preceded by 'musi, 'instrumental and vocal, and followed by all'! the Greeks of, the village: This procession closely resembled..those we see repre...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
COUNCILS. FITZROY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 1876. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 5 February 1876

COUNCILS. FITZROY, FEBRUARY 4TR, 1876. There were present at the ordina fortnightly meeting of the above Coune -OCr. Rowe was appointed chairman pf temn., owing to the' indisposition o the Mayor (Cr. Mahoney), Crs. Evans, Showers, Hackett, Woodhead, and Lyons. CORRESPONDRNcE. Mr. Jas Evans complained of being rate( for the wholeof an allotment when he wa only interested in a part. He wished the overcharge to be refunded.' Referred t' finance committee. ' " " :Mr. Humphries, nightman, complained .of being refused a license, and stated that he was willing to cart the soil to Heidel berg, if necessary, though he had alway removed nightsoil to Prahran. He thought it was a hard case to be deprived of his license. Referred to local board of health. i Mr. W. H. Sullivan wrote to the Council asking their co-operation with Collingwood and Richmond, in a "fire-salvage, and life protection volunteer contingent corps,' andasking their opinion as to the advisa bility of calling a public meeting ...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
GLYCERINE AND ITS USES. (PRACTICAL MAGAZINE.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 5 February 1876

GLYUERINE AND ITS USES. (rPcrwAoa. MAOAZINs.) GLYOERINE, or oil-sugar as it is some times called, was discovered by Scheele in 1779. It has a sweet taste and is of a yellow color, without smell and un crystallizable. It is contained in all oils and fat of the animal and vegetable kingdoms, and is;likewiso obtained as a secondary product to the manufacture of stearine candles. We may, however, observe that the use of sulphuric acid in the modern manufacture of these candles mostly destroys the., glycerine, whereas in the older treatment the article under discussion was obtained in such weak solution as to be almost impracticable with the use of the areometer. With the application of high steam pressure, this fatty solution, as it is often called in candle works, attains a strength of 5 to 6 dogs. B., and consequently this process may be looked upon as the most profitable in the manufacture of glycerine. These preceding remarks conclusively prove the presence of glycerine in a pure st...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, FEB. 5, 1876. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 5 February 1876

PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY, y Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, FEB. 6, 1876. THE political situation has changed, to some extent its front during the past Week.' The long expected'" iron' hand" has at Iength been 'revealedi' It"con sists in ,the addition, for the present session, of a new standing, order,,, This order, if carried by the majority, will effectively`, dispose of ,the opposition. Y It provides that the majority of the House, when it is deemed'that ,a" suffi cient time 'has been allowed for 'dis cussion, to bring forward a re'solution without notice, "' That: the, motion be now put, and the same to.ibe put there with without amendment or debate." This' has been received by ministerial ists with satisfaction.' The opposition have hoiled against it, characterizing it as an attempt' to ,gag: free .discussion. The debate on the standing order comes t on on Tuesday next, and it is expected t theie' will be both d'ay and night sitting uintil one of the parties gives way. The subord...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
FITZROY—THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 5 February 1876

FITZROY--TavIuDAY, FEnnUAB 3.' Beforoe Messrs. Bennetts (chairman), Ew ing, Woodhead'and M"Lean. Amos Spoor Richard Henly, and Andrew Cronin, for being drunk and disorderly were each fined Gs or 24 hours imprison ment. The former was also fined 2s with the alternative of 7 'days for resisting the' police. Thomas Jones was charged with stealing a piece of print from the shop of Wm, Rob erts. Hl was sent to gaol for 7 days. The same prisoner was oharged with no glecting to foeed a horse. It had boon left for a week without food or water. Fined 5s or 7 days in gaol. Thomas Miller, of the Preston Arms, was informed against for Sunday trading, The ease was dismissed. Cameron v. Levi-Claim for .L1 16s. Order for amount and 5s. costs. Marks v. Bateman-Fraud. Defendant, who did not appear, was ordered to be im prisoned for 7 days. (Messrs. Woodhead and Ewing left the bench.) William Guest, a nightman's assistant, was charged with spilling night-soil on the foot path in BDoll-street, and fin...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SINGULAR ESCAPE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 5 February 1876

SINGULAR ESCAPE. TaH following curious anecdote is taken from Archdeacon Coxe's His torical Tour in Monmouthshire, vol. i., p. 101-2:-" The frame of the wooden bridge over the Usk, at Caerleon, is not unlike the carpentery of Cmesar's bridge over the Rhine, as described by him in his Commentories. The floor, sup ported by ten lofty piers, is level, and divided by posts and rails into rooms or beds of boards, each twelve feet in length; the apparently loose and dis jointed state of the planks, and the clattering noise which they make under the pressure of a heavy weight, have not unfrequently occasioned alarm to those who are unused to them. Some travellers, from a superficial view of the structure,? have asserted that the planks are placed loose, to admit the tide through their interstices when it rises above the bridge, and which would, if they were fixed, force them from the frame, and carry them away. But, in fact, the tide has never been known to rise above the bridge, nor was t...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 5 February 1876

IM PORTANTN NOTICE! !! DRAPERY .DRAPERY DRAPERY " REA . T BANK SEIZUIRE : Under Bill of Sale, of JOHN RYAN'S STOCK, 167 Brunswick St;: STOCK SOLD UNDER HAMMER By order of' the Supreme Court, and purchased by :W. JOHNSTON& Co, Who have OPE N ED ;,:,THE SHOP 7, And offer every line at a TREMENDOUS Come early, and secure THE BARGAINS. ' W. .JOHNSTON & CO. The Dublin House will in future be known as the NOTED CASH ESTABLISAMENT 167.Brunswick Street, :il"ZTW1"t.O'W'. NOTE'--As some moan and unseornp ulous persons are misleoading the publio by stating that they are saolling the above Stock, W. J. and Co. notify that they are the SOLE PUPOHASERS and are now Selling-ofl the Drapery Stock of John Ryan, Insolvent, 167 Brunswlck Sstroot only. W, JOHNSTON & Co, NIL DESPERANDUMU A CERTAIN OUJRE EFPEOTED BY TAKING AUMONT'S GOUT AND RHEUMATIC PILLS Tuns remedy will be found very beneflolal in cases of Rheumatism. Rheumatic Gout, Lumbago; and indeed all those Rheumatic affeo...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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TEN THOUSAND MILES AWAY. (An interesting letter from our special Correspondent.) Saratoga, Nov. 1st. 1875. Grand Union Hotel, [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 5 February 1876

TEN THOUSAND MILES, AWAY. (An interesting letterfrom our special cor reapondcnt) . Saratoga, Nov. Lat. 1875. , Grand Union Hotel, The. grounds are picturesque, fountain¶, rookeries, and oriental pagodas tend to make a stroll most interesting. And suce convenient rustic little benches for twol As the stars commenced to peoop last eve, 2I sank down into one, and whilst thinking If the two things I hold dear, viz.: my charmer in Australia, and my hotel bill here, I heard the following from my nearest neighbor: "Now, George, how cruel of you never to pay my wager." "Yes, love, but what on earth is a follo~ to choose from, when you have every t h i n g P " . . . . . _. "Oh, lorl anything will do that's nice anil expensive." i "Well, Duvalli, down at the Clarendon, says Stewart has got some elegant bracolote in the window, all white grosgrain." "White grosgrain, George ? Well I never I " "Yes, white grosgrain with largo rosette a point applique, clasped with silver." "Silver? oh you duok,...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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A MOTHERS' RETROSPECT. A SPANISH TRADITION. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 5 February 1876

A TMO21IERB' RETROSPECT. A SPANIBH TRADITION. A hundred cables length from where, this ship of battle, wind-bound rides;. On that low, neutral ground, which' Spain from steep Gibraltar's rook divides': Yon pyramid of black Plutonio stones, by pious seamoen'eared,' Marks whore a gibbott-all, with its grim skeleton whilom appeared. Beneath those sea-drenched, dreary sands: the wildest beach, king-Neptune owns; Are laid that ocean-culprit's-ruthless pirate's storm.dried, bleached bones! To which dank grave, the midnight hour, from Algesiras nightly brought; Donna Maria, his mama, her task, nocturnal, not forgot. Ah. no! this, her most cherished child, whom on Correootion's stripes, she spar'd; With him the Retribution dire, through a long age, repentant, shar'd! His supplicating hands, the mother's penal strokes, thus, nightly sought; Deliver'd by her arm alone, with a respite of Peace were fraughtll Years have elaps'd, her children's children, from this Life of Trial, pass'd; Yet stil...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 5 February 1876

F ~lt.e aoimaaesae.u EVERY MAN OUGHT TO INSURE AGAINST FIRE. THE RATIONAL 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-squarb, Collins st., Melbourne. WM. MAOREDIE, Esq., J.P. Secretary, This Company covers the risk of explosion from Gaas. THE PREMIER PERMANENT BUILDING, LAND, AND Investment Assooiation. Reglestered under " Friendly Societies' Statute" 1865. SHARES £25 EACH. Entrance Fee, One Shilling per Share. Fortnightly Subscription, l. per Share. Offers remarkable inducements to INVESTORS, The most liberal terms to BORROWERS, And the following rates of Interest to DEPOSITORS, In sums of Al and upwards: 2 Months ... .8 per cent. per annum, 6 ,, ... ,,. , 8 ,, ... 6 ,, to Pay.day-Every alternate Monday. OFFICE: 62 COLLINS STREET WEST, ...

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CHAPTER XXXIII. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 5 February 1876

CHAPTER XXXIII. BEFORE .'Effingham had finished his story, the giambling stockowner had re-entered: 'the room.ind taken his seat, and listened attentively to that part, of it' whioh had, to him, the greatest in terest-that, namely, which related to the gains of the gold-field. Percy had also' another, listener,: to whom these accounts?'weore both attractive and be wildering. Simeon Barnes had, of course, hoard a good deal about the diggings; but he had hitherto heard incredulously. "He was too old a bird, he'said,' to"'be' caught with chaff; and, to his way,of thinking, " a bird in the hand was worth 'two in the bush." As, it happened, heý had never befbro fallen in with a real live gold-digger; but hero were tw?; 'with the' gold :stamp upon them.. Not that he,.. eoven now, implicitly believed all that ;Percy Effingham narrated, though more than corroborated by the negro beside him, 'with whom he 'ccasionally interchanged ,a few low-spoken confidential words, as the narrative went o...

Publication Title: Mercury
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COLLINGWOOD, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 5 February 1876

COLLINGLWOOD, Tv?LsDA, Fnan?arr 1. Before Messrs. Tompleton, P.M,, and Mr. W. Kidney. Thomas Redding charged with insulting behaviour, was discharged on paying 10s. to the poor box. Steeoth v. Jones-Insulting language No appearance of defendant. A portion of. the evidence having been taken, a warrant ,was ordered to issue for defendant's appre hension. McLaughlin v. Walters-Claim £6 Is 9d. Order for amount and 6s cost. Lockhart v. Brown-Claim for £2 8s 6d. Ordered. to be paid by instalmonts of 6s. per week, James Smith, Patrick Slattery, and John Watson were charged by the Inspector of nuisances with allowing cesspits to over. flow, they were each fined 10s without costs. Downs v. Silk-Fraud-Order for amount 48 9s. to be paid within fourteen days, in default 14 days imprisonment. John MoIlnnery, Michael Williams and John Jones, for allowing goats to wander, were each fined 5s with 5o costs. Owen Flannigan, for allowing a cow to wander was fined 20s with 5s costs.

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