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MR. COOK'S LETTER. 31st January, 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 8 February 1879

MR. COOK'S LETTER. 31st January. 1879. "In consequence of information received at the first meeting. of the ratepayers, it was found necessary to alter the balance sheet presented. "At a subsequent meeting on the 27th after printed balance-sheet had been in the hands of the ratepayers for fourteen days. as prescribed by the requirements of the Local Government Act, it was again found necessary to effect a further amendment before it could be signed by the President of the Council as 'just and true.' "If the information then obtained in the endeavour to impugn the accuracy of the balance-sheet had, in the first instance, been given to me, the necessity for alteration would not have been needed. I enclose herewith the three original balance-sheets marked in red ink, Nos. 1, 2, and 3. All the alterations suggested ar iu red ink thereon; the 'entries in the ledgers are also marked in red ink. I have taken this course of red ink that it may be seen it is simply the reduction of one accou...

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COUNCILS. SHIRE OF JIKA. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 8 February 1879

COUNCILS. SHIRE OF JIKA. MONDAY, FaBUARY 3rd. Present: The President (Cr. Dennis) in the chair, Crs. Plant, Bastings. Paterson, Mitchell. O'Keefe, Ellison, Clinch, and Sobey. ANNUAL XETINrb. The balance-sheet was again read, but it had been altered, and the totals varied from 69355 to £6972; in fact there were three balance-sheets on the table each different from the other, but each marked "examined, found correct, and aliowed--WUt.rTxw Coor. E. H. WAI.xxa, Government and Local Auditors." Mr. Wilkinson: The balance-sheet is not the same as printed or had been sapplied to him, and it had not laid fourteen days on the table for inspection as required by the Act. After some discussion as to whether Mr. Wilkinson should have been allowed to sprk-, .he meeting w.as adjourned uutil the 20th February, to allow of the corrected balance.sheeta being printed. OBDINARY IrisEIG. The minates of the last regular and ad journed meeting and the annual meeting were read and confirmed. CORaESPOiDEaCr...

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CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 8 February 1879

CRICKET. Jubilee v. Cobden, resulted in an easy victory for the former by 33 runs and 1 wicket, the scores being 97 for 9 wickets and 64 respectfully. For the winners, F. Lowe 36, and A. Reynolds 24 were the highest scorers. " Last Saturday the West of England and Northcote Park Clubs met at Clifton hill. The West went to the wickets first and made the fine score of 106 before the last wicket fell. The Park then wielded the willow but could make no show whatever against Williamson's bowling. They hav ing lost 8 wickets for 27 runs when the Park Umpire called time in the middle of Williamson's over. For the WestMorrison 26, Hunter 19 (not out) Showers and Williamson with 15 each whilst for the Park, Mason with 11 was the only batsman that got into double figures. In the bowling Williamson 5 for 16 and Hunter 1 for 1, for the West, and Fairbank who for the Park secured 4 wlckets bowled exceedingly well, To-DA~'s MTarCHE. The West of England will play the, Commercial on the Ground of t...

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PRESTON—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 8 February 1879

PRESTON--TavUsaY. Before Mr. Shuter, P.M., Messrs. Clinch, Patterson, Dennis, and Wood. Thomas Forbes-Drunk and disorderly. Fined 5s., offensive language 20s., breaking a window 5s., with costs in each case. Two young men named Newman and Phillips were fined 5s. each and 2s. 6d. costs for bathing in the Mferri Creek during prohibited hours, on Sunday. Six boys were fined 2s. Gd. each and 2s. 6d. costs for the same offence. William Bryan-Helplessly drunk and falling off his horse. Fined 10s. or 7 days imprisonment. Anthony Harper v. Burrows. Stealing fruit. No appearance of accused. Warrant ordered to issue. Senior-Constable Marks brought under notice of the bench the case of an old man 70 years of age who was laid up with rheumatics. The bench ordered some temporary relief to be issued from the poor box.

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SHIRE OF COBURG. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 8 February 1879

BHIBE OF COBU?EG. IONDAY, FEBRUAtY 3, 1879. Present: Cr. Ritchie (President) in the chair; Crs. Hutton, Landells, Rollands, rendall, McCowan, Hunt, Kyle, and Jones. CORRESPONDENCE. From Ratepayers in Bell-street east. complaining of the state of the drain in that street, as it was in a condition to dis seminate disease. Referred to the Inspector of Works to carry out the suggestions in the Inspector of Nuisance's report. It was further decided that the channel in south side of Bell-street east be extended, and that tenders b'e called for the work for next night of meeting. From Robert Burnside, of the Golden Fleece hotel, asking for rebate on his license. Referred to the Finance Com mittee. From Mr. Dunn. offering suggestions for "the improvement of tho Coburg Public Ball. Referred to the Public Works Committee From the Inspector of Nuisances drawing attention to the bad state of a number of open drains running from Sydney Road through he Paddocks. Deferred for further consideration...

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STRANGE STORY OF AN AMERICAN CONVICT. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 8 February 1879

STRANGE STORY OF AL AMERICAN CONVICT. THE Hartford Times publishes a state ment by Charles Gilbert, a life prisoner in the State Prison, who was sentenced in 1865 for the murder of Henry Cad well, of New Britain, in which he alleges that he is entirely innocent of the crime, and that the murder was committed by his father and Charles Parsons, both of wlom were arrested at the time of his own arrest, but. Were not indicted. Both the elder Gilbert and Parsons are dead, and it is claimed by Gilbert that his father having recently died, he feels free to tell the story as his father told it to him, and as he repeated it to his counsel whenuhe was convicted. Gilb ert: has once escaped from the State Prison, and was caught in Western New York. Later on he was judged to be insane,'and was sent to the State hospital ate Middletown, but was not'a subject for' thlatinstitution, and was taken back to prison. Gilbert says he: kept the secret to save his father, though, un fortunately, when -the ...

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TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 8 February 1879

TO CORRESPONDENTS. i'ejected communications cannot be returned under any circumstances whatever. No notice can be taken of anonymous con 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. lb avoid inconvenience and delay to persons interested we have to request that all business communications, including advertisements, orders for the paper, and remittances, be abd dressed to GRIsI'TH & SPAVEN. and not to the EarroR. ADVEBTISEENTS. in all cases, to be prepaid. Letters and other communications intended for insertion in the news columns should be ddressed to the Editor.

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WAITING FOR A WOMAN TO GET READY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 8 February 1879

WAITING FOB A WOMAv TO GET READY. Areyou a man? If so, you have probably had the pleasure of waiting for a woman to "get ready" to go some where. Getting ready is a mighty operation to perform. It has always been so; but in these days of compli cated costumes, and innumerable ap pendages of the toilet,' it is a stupen dons undertaking. You are infatuated with Miss B. You invite her to ride behind your span of grays. You are wise enough to know that all women, or most of them, like a fine turnout, and would much sooner be made love toby man who owns a nice team than by one who takes his airings in the horse cars or omnibuses. You set the time at 3-30 p.m. She asks sweetly if you could not just as well come at 4. Of course she would like to go earlier, but she doubts if she can get ready, and, of course, as you are not married to her, you are only too happy to do just as she wants you to. After marriage, as the French say, "we change all that," and when monsieur bids her madame must b...

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THE AFFGHAN WAR BATTLE OE PEIWAR. Peiwar Kotal, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 8 February 1879

THE AFFGHAN WAR BATTLE OEB PBIWA4. BP30) COERU8PONDRIIT OP TM STAxiDAE.) J Peiwair Kothl, Tuesday. A very complete and brilliant victory was gained yesterday, by the column of Major GenerilRoberts over the Ameer's troops.. Three days had been spent in reconnoitring the ground, buttheenemy's position was found to be impregnable to a front attack, especially with so small a force as that at General Roberts' disposal, and the only chalnce of success was to turn -it by a long, hazardous, and very difficult night march of nine miles up a pass leading to the extreme left of their position. On Sundry preparations were made for our advance by this line, and after nightfall the regiments told off for the service, viz, the 72nd. Highlanders, the Ghoorkas, and the 29th Native In fantry, started from the camp. The movement was a complete success, and the enemy's pickets on this flank were surprised and attacked, just as the dawn was breaking, by the 5th Ghoorkas, who fought splendidly, gallantl...

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MESSRS-LANGRIDGE AND MIRAMS AT THE FORESTERS' HALL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 8 February 1879

MESSI2S- LANGRIDGE AND MIRAliMS AT THE FORESTERS' HALL. -4---t On Tuesday evening last Messrs. Lang zidge and Mirams addressed their consti tuents in the above hall. There was a very good attendance. Mr. Cr. Turner occupied the chair and introduced Mr. Langridge, who referred to his appointments on various Government ccmmissions; some of which he described as the most important that had ever been appointed in the country. He referred to the Closed Roads Commis sion. Be was also a member of the Parlia ment Buildings Committee. which had control of the buildings of the Parliament Houses. ' here were three commissions in. which he had to take part, and that of the closed roads was one to which they could not give sufficient attention. With regard to the feelings that were too often expressed as to how a representative performed his 'duty to his constituents. He might say that two of them were returned to the House and representing 20.000 people. They represented in the majority all cla...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 8 February 1879

8EEPPARD'S PATENT COMPOSITION L . PAVEMENT & STONEBREAKING COf?PANY-Limited. ;.The . Composition for Street and: Road Making, Footpaths, Stables, Store floors, Back Yards, Kitchen floors, Cellars,.Garden Walks, 4c., laid by this Company for the last seven years, stands unrivalled,' and is tiei beat and cheapest pavement known. :The company continue to supplyltheir pavement at greatly reduced charges, and yave erected one of Hope's Patent Stone Bieaking Machines. No. 97 Elgin street Carlton, and will supply'. the public with snperior BlueStone Screenings and Small Cubed Road metal at current prices deliver ed) "zat te road. - e strongly recommend our Compsition for rad'making, and heavy street dray trafic ied samples at Victoria Company's Sugar Works, Sandridge; New Bridge, Northcote, Pitzroy.atreet, Fitzroy. &c. All work guar anteed for twelve months. J. W. WOOD, Gdneral Manager. Ofce-59'QUEEN STREET:" JA-MES -WOOD ,, ,,Plans, Elevations,,and .Spcifics. ticns prepare...

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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 8 February 1879

POLICE. FITZROY-MownAr. Before Mesrs. Bennetts, Raven, Ricardo, and Woodhead. alnnieMcDonnell, in a faded silk, a tat tered shawl, a battered hat, an unwashed face, and a game eye was charged with having no lawful visible means of support. Annie - frequently "humbly begged the pardon" of the bench; for what reason no one knew. She was sent to gaol for three months. Joseph Davis-drunk on Saturday night. Having been locked up was discharged. Richard Powell, with his hair on end and his coat torn, admitted that he had been behaving in a disorderly fashion. Richard pleaded a first time. 'ined 10s or 48 hours. William Dixon, a tall youth with a soft hat and riding trousers, admitted to having been Sabbath.breakingly drunk. Fined 10s or 48 hours. Jane Phillips had been locked up for safety on remand. She said she could not stay at home because a Mrs. Woods set larrikins on her. This was done because the man with whom she had been living for years was going to marry Mrs. Woods' daughter.. ...

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COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 8 February 1879

COLLINGWOOD-TUsnSDAY. Before Messrs. Walker, Kidney, Levens, and Barnett. George Evans-unlawfully on the pre. mises. Robert Dyer said he lived in Johnston-street, Collingwood. On Sunday morning, at about 1-15 on the 2nd instant, a number of larrikins got into his yard, stoned his dog, and threatened him that if went outside he -Evans - would break Dyer's bmank head. The larrikins took away a quantity of grapes, and destroyed some vines. On being arrested by Con. O'Hea the lad denied all knowledge of the matter. Sent to gaol for one month. Emma Ward, an elderly woman, with shrivelled skin, and lank unkempt hair, was charged with being a vagrant. The arrest ing constable said he found the woman "occupying an unoccupied house." Sent to gaol for three months. Frank Green, a small black-haired boy, was charged with b -ing a neglected child. The boy was sent to Lilydale by a party who promised to put him into a situation. Robert McKay--another neglected child. The sergeant said the boy's ...

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CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WEDNESDAY FEB. 5. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 8 February 1879

CIfT OF COLLIXGWOOD. WED.ESDAY FEB. 6. Present: The Mayor (Cr Walker) in the chair, Crs. Peters, Keele, Wright, Turner, Hanslow, Bryant, Upton. CORaEPON-DEac. From Department of Public Works in reference to the fracture in one of the wi2d walls stating that as the bridge was under the control of the local bodies inter.e ested they would have to deal with it. Received. From Sydney Gibbons. offering to oire "Short homely" lectures on the P°eserv.tion of Health, if the council felt disposedtomake the necessary arrangements. The writer supposed that as he would give his services he would not expect to be put to any other expense. Received simply. It was hinted that the letter was an attempt at good advertising. From Captain of the City Fire Brigade drawing attention to an accident that hap. pened to the reel on the way to a fire, and asking for the expense to be paid out of kit fund. Request agreed to. From Borough of Kew intimating that that borough would contribute to painting of John...

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THE NYASSA. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 8 February 1879

THE- ' NYASSA. AT the .Society' bf'Arts, Adelphir Mr.:H. B. Cotterill: lectured upon- the' prospects of coinmerce:and colonization in the region of the'Nyassa. Admiral, Ommanney presided, and in introducing the lkcturer said that Mr. Cotterill had just'returned from Africa, where he - had-gone'over many hundreds of miles. never before travelled by Europeans. I The lecturerurged that itwas England's .dutynot;t~iwaste more money and life in useless.exploration, but to use . zeal, commonsense, and money. insecuring footholds and centres for civilizing in fluences. This had been done to some extent at the ?Nyassa. He sketched .the suppression of the slave trade on j the coast line, and stated that the word I " suppression" expressed the circum stances of the case. The trade. was scotched, but by no means dead. Were the pressure put upon' the trade' re laxed, slavery would again revive. Not 1 until England's influence was. felt in the interior would the death-blow to the-'trade .be given...

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FITZROY—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 8 February 1879

FITZROY-TsUaSDAr. Before Messra. Tucker, Kidney, and Marsden. Margaret Carson had been accusing shop. keepers in Gertrude-street ofsinsulting her; she also smote a larrikin violently in the face. Con. Rogerson concluded that the woman was suffering from the effects of liquor, though she was more disorderly than drunk. Find 5s., 2s. 6d. cab hire, or 24 horistina obson-rnk and disorderly. Christina's grief overcame her, and she wept for her folly. Discharged. Mary Williams and Jane Conroy-dis orderly prostitutes. Con. Rogerson found the two women pulling various larrikins about on the parade. One of the women said she was respectably married. Jane Conroy was discharged, as she stated she was working at a flock factory. Mary Williams got 14 days' imprisonment. dMary Murphy. also a disorderly prostitute, found on the parade with s )me larrikins about a quarter past 12 on Monday night. Mary said she was living with her parents, and that they did not know she had been locked up. The fathe...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 8 February 1879

GENERAL. NOTICE. fME Mercary is published every Saturday M1 Morning. 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 poet Is. 6d. per quarter. The quarter commences onthe firstSatur day in the months of December, March, 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 7as. 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, s Friends, &c., Os. 6d. Notices of Births, Deaths, and .... ... . ... Is. Od. To AnvxaTzsxas.-NotCe 'to withdraw advertisements must b, given in writing. T1HE Mercury can be obtained from any of I the following agents i--Subscription is, per quarter. G. CABNELL ... 167 Smith street. Mrs. WOODRUFF... 96 Brunswic...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 8 February 1879

PAINTHEON WHOLESALE Is NOW OPEN FOR SINGLE ORDERS AT WHOLESALE PRICES. 50 GERTRUDE ST. FIETZROY. DURHAM HOUSE. J.. CURRY, TAILOR & HABIT MAKER, 79 " 81 SMITHI 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! SHALLF PRICE!. HALF PRICE ! HALF PRICE ! All the newest Music sold by Dunm & Collins, ARCADE, SMITH STREET, AT HALF PRICE. Agent for MESSRS. ALLAN AND CO J. HOLT, COACH BUILDER, 57 PEEL STREET. COLLINGWOOD. r n . s Funerals furnished on shortest notice. Single and pair horse hearses, and coaches always in readiness. BENJAMIN T. STEVENS, FurnishingUndertaker, 161-3 JOHNSTON STREET, COLLIKIGWOOD. Strictest economy in clarges. Coffins all sizes always on hand. _ - - J. RUTHERFORD, YETERINARY SHOEING SMITH, 279 SMITH STREET, FITZROY. *¶che Truth. -I yon want first-class Boots and Shoes Syou will' find them at T. P...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, FEB. 8, 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 8 February 1879

PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, FEB. 8, 1879. "Ex.xxsED, found correct, and al lowed," will be a remembered phrase by Jika ratepayers, for some time to come. Thattwo auditors should bringup three different balance-sheets, the last .one differiring'inthe'tiols some £17 from its predecessors, is a matter for surprise. Credit is nowgivenforMr. KEELEs' and Mr. LYxcn's items as pointed out by us. Rates have been altered, also tolls. The bank balance remains the same, but is notcorrect. Thedebtorbalanceis £4090, but the bank balance, as pointed out by us, is only £4085. If there were one account more than another about which there should have been no mistake, it was the toll account. There was the book kept by the men at the gate, and there was the book kept by MR. WOOD, which the auditors carefully examined, as there are about half-a-dozen notes and queries in the book, made we presume by the Auditor. How then is it that that account is still wrong ? We think that...

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HOW A WOMAN ACTS WHEN SHE BUYS A PAIR OF SHOES. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 February 1879

HOW A WOMAN ACTS WHEN SHE BUYS A PAIR OF SHOES. WHE a woman has a new pair of shoes sent home,, she performs al together different from a man. She never moves her toes into them, and pulls and hauls until she is red in the face and all out of breath, and then goes stamping about, but pulls them on part way carefully, twitches them off again to take a last look and see if she has got the right one, pulls them on again, looks at them dreamily, says they are just right, then takes another look, stoops suddenly to smooth out a wrinkle, twists round, and surveying them sideways, exclaims, "Mercy! how loose they are?" looks at them again square in front, works her feet about so they won't hurt her quite so much, takes them off, looks at the heel, the toe, the bottom, and the inside, puts them on again, remarks to her better half that she won't have them at any price, tilts down the mirror so that she can see how they look, turns every possible direction, and nearly dislocates her neck in ...

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