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CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 22 February 1879

CRICKET. Last Saturday the West of England and Star of Fitzroy Clubs met at Clifton Hill, and after an exciting game resulted in awin for the West by 26 runs. The scores being 75 and 50, the following players rendering good service for the West Alexander 25 Iarnach 19 and Showers 13, for the Star Spry 13 Hayes 1 2andRobinson 10 (not out) Swhilst theb ,wlinghonorsforthe respective sides were divided between Williamson and .Alexander and Salmon and Hayes. TO' At's I ATCKES. The West of England and Vietory Clubs will meet on the ground of the former at Clifton Hill at 3 o'clock sharp. The follow ing will represent the West, Alexander, Chalk, Hunter. Jones,- Larnach, Muir, e d. Rice, Rigby, Showers (Captain) Williameon Emergencies Allan, Morgan Scott, Warrer. A Par?osoPaEa.-A Danbury boy asked his father the other day what was a philo a p'ler.-."A philosopher, my son? Why, a philosopher is a man who reasons."-"-Is that eoI?"said the?boy,dejectedly, "Ithought it was a man who didn't let ...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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SAVED FROM STARVING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 March 1879

SAVED FROM STARVING. "I THUIN I shall buy pearls," said Cora Lester, reflectively-" they will be so becoming to me with my blue silk dress; and I saw a lovely set in Regent-street." And the yonng girl blushed a little as she thought, with a thrill of joy, how her beauty, enhanced by the lus trous pearls, would be praised by Gi! bert Lawrence, her promised husband. "It is so pleasant to be admired by the one we love," she thought; and the pearls grew in value in her eyes, as she fancied her lover's commendation. So she wrapped herself up in her velvet and furs, for it was a cold day in December, and started off on her pleasant errand of purchasing them. She had almost reached the shop, when she saw a crowd of people, and as she approached them she found the object of their attention was a young girl lying apparently lifeless upon the pavement. To Cora Lester, carefully reared by her father, like some rare exotic, scenes of suffering were a new phase of life, and she stopped, excited ...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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HEIDELBERG RACING CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 March 1879

HEIDELBERG RACING CLLUB. THE above club has now entered upon the second year of its existence, and, as will be seen by our advertising columns, presents a liberal programme to be competed for on the 29th March. Racing men will appreciate the new course, which is a mile and a quarter in length, running through Mr. Blanch ard's paddock, and without those awkward curves so numerous in the old one, and which made owners of horses rather chary of allowing them to run at Heidelberg. During the past year the Shire Council has fenced the ground with a substantial four-railed fence, and this will enable the club to charge a reasonable tariff to visitors. It is quite evident that people in the district will not, year after year, continue paying their guinea membership to keep up a sport which gives them no practical benefit, and it is therefore satisfactory to be able to chronicle any scheme that proposes to get at-the class of persons who should pay for their" amusement. A very strong commit...

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OUTRAGE BY BLACKS. (COOKTOWN COURIER.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 March 1879

OUTRAGE BY BLACKS. (coo0rrooWlecouaIR.) EArLY on Thursday, the 6th instant, Captain Sykes and Mr. Hartley determined upon making an excursion to the North Shore, in order, if possible, to recover a valuable cedar log lying on the beach, about five miles from the town. Being aware that the locality to which they were going was one where the blacks frequently made their appear ance, they went prepared for all emergencies, taking with them a couple of revolvers. On approaching within about half a mile from the shore, blacks were descried, and heard cooeying one to another. This of course made them more careful, and on reaching their destination they took care to have their revolvers in readiness; and having run the boat close up to where the log was lying, they moored her securely, and at once started up the bank to reconnoitre. On reaching the top a party of blacks were seen some short distance away, and others on the adjacent hills. The two gentlemen pointed their revolvers at the sa...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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A RONDEAU—THE FIRST TO FALL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 March 1879

A BONDEAU-THE FIRST TO FALL. By " DAooTrr." Tam first to tall! Beneath the Afghan sky, Fitzgerald! Birch! ye were the first to die; Ere yet the warfare could be deemed begun, Your parts were played, your dutynobly done ! Loud rings the cheer-"TheAfghan cowards fly!" Our troops rush on with wildvictorious cry. The booming cannon drowns your parting sigh. Yet soon around your solemn requiems run, " The first to fall !" O'er these, 0 England, mourn with tearful eye; Not yet hath sorrow drained the fountain dry! No sadder fate hath yet thy tribute won. Claim each, 0 England, as a martyr son. Let not unmourned within their rude graves lie The first to fall. Sir Archibald Michie Q.C., the present Agent General, is expected to reach Mel bourne in April. A young man named Cuss whilst working at a threshing machine at Cowra, New South Wales, got entangled in the machine, and has since died from the injuries sustained. During the recent interruptions in the Port Darwin Telegraph line, it was ...

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A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE ACADIANS, And of their expatriation by BRITISH FORCE. CHAPTER II. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 March 1879

A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE ACADIANS, And of their expatriation by BRITISH FORCE. BT E. A. SAMsoN. C APTEm IL THE French court, having thus regained Acadia, bestowed it upon three greedy parasites, whose quarrels about the subdivision of the country they had thus acquired by backstairs influence, kept it in a state of anarchy and con fusion, till a more formidable competitor appeared upon the scene. This was no other than Oliver Crom well, who, in 1654, despatched an expedition under the command of Major Sedgewick. By this officer the French were once more dislodged. Charles II., however, following his father's example, again restored the conquered settlements to the French government by the treaty of Breda, in 1667. During this troublous period of which I have given a slight sketch, though England three times had possession of the Acadian peninsula, yet she never once made any serious attempt to colonize it. On the other hand, it was all this time (inhabited by people of French origin w...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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CRICKET [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 March 1879

CRICKET Last Saturday the West of England v Victory Clubs met at Clifton Hill and after a good contest, the match resulted in a win for the former by 8 runs. The scores being 40 and 32 respectively. For the West lMuir 13, and Showers 11, batted well, as also did Knowles with 10 (not out) for the Victory. Bowling honors were divided between Alexander and Williamson, and Knowles and Malcolm for their respective clubs. TO BAY'S XATCHES. The West of England and Vietory Clubs meet for the seconed time this season in the University-paddock and as the match is looked forward to with great interest, it is supposed there will be a large attendance to witness this match. The following will represent the West--Alexander, Allan, Chalk, Hunter, Jones, Larnach, Muir, Rice, Rigby, Showers (Captain) Williamson, Emergencies--Tuck, Morgan. Scott. Argyle Union v. Rose of Fitzroy on ground of former, the following will represent the Argyle.-W. Thorne, C. Thorpe J. Williams (Captain) H. Lancaster, R. Du...

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COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 March 1879

COUNCILS. CTrY OF FITZROY. Present: Crg. Woodhead, (in the chair) Evans, Ewing, ?McMahon, Cunningham, and Lyons. COaBESPO.NDssICr The Health oficer'a report showed the death rate of Fitzzoy during the past year to be 33.5, while the births numbered 6i5. t'he diseases meet prevalent among children have been diarrhoea and marasmusa and amongadaltsphthisis. Thereportconer des by stating that " the public have no means of judging the death rate in consequence of the Registrar General in his weel yreports making Pitzroy andl Cohingwood one." From Shire of Nunawading, asking for a delegate to be appointed to a conference on the tolls question. Crs. Woodhea4 and Rolden were appointed delegates. From the Treºsary. Melbourne, stating that the "Government of .Vitoria being desirous of recognizing and aiding in a spirit of cordial co-operation, the International Exhibition which is announced to be held at Sydney in September, 1879, have decided to take such measures as may be necessary to prom...

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

POLICE. FITZ EOY-Mo.nsna. Before Messrs. Barnett, Hackett, Raven, and Woodhead. Samuel Ward-drank and disorderly on Sunday morning. Fined 5S. Thomas Mangin. also Sabbath-breakingly drunk. Remanded for a week. Edward Keily-drunk in charge of a horse and cab. Keily said that he had been engaged by a man for three hours, and that he-the man-took him to an hotel, gave him some brandy, and then left him without payment. Fined 20s or seven days. Fokes v Laundon-anprovoked assault Claimant asked £10 damages. Mrs. PFkes said she lived in a line off Yoang-street, the defendant lived near her. On Thursday. the 11th inst., she had been sweeping ont her gutter, when the defendant went out and made some complaint about the refuse that was being swept away. After a few words, the defendant stra-k her with the bristle end of a broom on the face. She followed up this blow with others inflicted by her hand. Complainant sent for a p>liceman, but one could not be found, and IMrs. Luandon subseqenat...

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

COLLINGWOOD-T?Tr.??. Before Messrs. Panton P.M., Walker, and Barnett. Henry Masrtel was ined as with Ys Sd costs, at 24 hours, for being drunk and diaocderly. Mary Ann Simmons-no slawful visile means o: support. Con. Key knew the prisoner to have been several times con victed for vagrancy, &c. She way an old ,parader." Mary Ann said she wasalways a= work. Mary Butler wasflned 0 or 14 days for making us of o Gcene laguuage in the street She was also fined 2Qs or 1i i ? for amaulcing one Henry Szcn on. Byers vMcGrath--summona for 2 2s for abent of a house. Mr; Gillow appeared ,or 'the defendant, and stated that his client .resided in the house for a week, at the end of that time he desired to leave and offered .Byers 14s rent, 7s for the week he lived in the house and 7s in lieu of a week's notice. He also handed Byers the key but he would not receive it. Case dismissed with 10s hosts. ity of Collingwood Council v Alexander -Dowd-summons for £9 12s for work done i:nHiater's pa...

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A SLIGHT MISTAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 March 1879

A SLIGHT MISTAKE. Many years ago an Irish officer, Cap tain O'Flanagan, returned to England from Malta, where he had been sta tioned, and he was fond of relating the wonders he had seen. Among other things, he one day, in a public coffee room, expatiated on the excellency of living in general, among the military at Malta. "But," said he, "as for an chovies, by the powers, there is nothing to be seen like them in the known world I I have seen the anchovies," he added, " grown upon the trees with my own eyes, many's the hundred times; and beautiful's the grove of them that the Governor has in his garden on the esplanade." A gentleman present dis puted the statement that anchovies grew upon trees, when the Irishman, with much warmth, reaffirmed it. The lie was given, and the upshot of the matter was an agreement to exchange shots. The next day the parties met, attended by their seconds; they fired and O'Flanagan's shot took effect in the fleshy part of his opponent's thigh, which made ...

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TWO CLASSES OF WOMEN. (TRUE CITIZEN.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 March 1879

TWO CLASSES OF VWOgiEN. (TBIu crriza .) THE streets of almost any large city at night present a spectacle more sadden ing, more pitiful, more fearful than any picture to be found in Dante's "Inferno." Beneath the gas-lamp, from dark until long aftermidnight, wander unceasingly, thousands of young girls. Their eyes are fixed. They stalk like shadows. There is no merriment in their gait; no joy, no peace, no happiness in their look. However well dressed, it is the same whited sepulchre. For mile after mile these sad spectres saunter along. At each side-street they carry off their victims. Who are these desolate ones that fill the city with their ceaseless tramp? Do they come forth at night because they care not for the society of their mothers, and fathers, and sisters ? Alas I no. These lost ones have no homes. They are alone in a great world too busy to notice them or their misfLrtunes. Without a knowledge of the world, they are driven into the midst of its vices, and forced to earn...

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FITZROY—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 March 1879

FITZROY-THUasDAY... Before Messrs Kidney, McLean, and Stranger. Corbett v Mary Ann Hopkins-illegal detention of a coat. The plaintiff said he had been in the habit of going to the house of the defendant and that on one occasion lie left an overcoat there. He ceased going to the house and when he demanded the coat it was refused. Mrs Hopkins once sent a messenger to him to go for his coat. He went, but the door was shut in his face. MIrs. Hopkins denied having the coat in her house and swore that it had been originally given to her by Corbett. Case dismissed, the bench stating that it would be impossible to get from the defendant what she had not got. Woods v Ainsworth-summons to show cause why the sum of £16 lls. 7d. should ~ot be paid. It was stated that a verdict for the amount claimed had been given to the plaintiff in 1874, but as the defendant had been in trouble the judgement was not pressed. Mr. Lyons appeared for Ainsworth and ask the bench to dismiss the case on the grounds...

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

TO CORRESPONDENTS. Rejected communications cannot be returned under any circumstances whatever. No 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 fitJi. 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 GRIrPITH & SPAvZN, and not to the EDITOB. ADVSTIsEM?ENTB. 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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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, MAR. 1, 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 March 1879

PUBUSHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, MAR. 1, 1879. TaR Coffee Palace Company have is sued a second prospectus. From its statements it appears that the company is now actively at work, and intimates that its arrangements are so far per fected, that the public will early wit ness the commencement of building operations. It has secured a very fine block of land, with a frontage to Smith street of 58 feet, and close to St. David street. Our readers will perceive that scarcely a better site could. have been obtained, especially considering the growth and extension of Smith-street, in the direction of Heidelberg-road. The position must, of necessity, at no distant date, be the very centre of the business portion of the street. On the ground, it is intended to erect a struc ture which, for design and architecture, will be second to none in the district. At the present time, with the funds available, the middle portion of the building will be erected. This, in the complete...

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NOTES AND COMMENTS. 28279. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 March 1879

NOTES AND COMMENTS. Br CosooPO.ITE. 28 2179. Owing either to the leniency of the bench in dealing with the larrikins, or the.advice of Mr. McKean to the van dals to resist the police, the nuisance seems to be growing more intolerable than ever, especially on a Saturday night. Last Saturday evening Smith street was completely over-run by larrikins, and though no serious dis turbances took place, yet the presence of them was a source of annoyance to the orderly citizens and tradespeople. There were about ten mobs, each with from eight to twelve members therein, parading up and down the streets, singing, and behaving in a rather boisterous manner, and as they had their arms linked it was a difficult matter for pedestrians, to make any great progress along the paths. Really I think it would be an excellent plan if the police, with the assistance of those whose businesses are injured, were to make a sortie, and rid the district of their presence for a while. Of course this would be usele...

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SINGULAR SUPERSTITION IN CANADA. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 March 1879

SIINGULAR SUPERSTITIONV IN CAN?.IDA. THE mysterious lights in the Gulf and .the Lower St. Lawrence, which are frmly believed by the fishermen to he a warning of great tempests, have, according to the Montreal Herald. been unusually brilliant this season. It is said to be a fact, established by the experience of a century, that when these lights blaze brightly in the summer nights, the fall is invariably marked by great storms. They give the appearance to spectators on the shore of a ship on fire. The heavens behind are bright, and the-clouds above silvered by reflection. The sea for half-a-mile is covered with a sheen, as of phosphorous. The fire itself seems to be blue and yellow flames, now dancing high above the water and then flickering, paling, and dying out, only to spring up again with fresh brilliancy. If a boat approaches it flits away, and is pursued in vain. The lights are plainly visible from the shore from midnight until two in the morning. They appear to come from the ...

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

HEIDELBERG RAGING CLUB. ANNUAL MEETING, SATURDAY, 29th MARCH, 1879 (Weather permitting). On the New Mile-and-a-Quarter Course. President-Jos. Bond, Esq. Starter-Samuel Cole, Esq. Handicapper-N. R. D. Bond, Esq. Judge-W. P. Bowes, Esq. Clerk of the Course-W. Nuttall, Esq. HANDICAP HURDLE RACE. Of 20 sors. About two miles. Nomination 1 soy. Acceptance, 1 soy. (To start at two o'clock) HEIDELBERG HANDICAP, Of 25 sovs. About one mile and a half. Nomination; 20s. Acceptance, 20s. (To start at 2-45) HANDICAP STEEPLECHASE Of40 sous. Abouttwo miles. Nomination 1 soy. Acceptance, 1 soy. Three horses to start, or no race. (To start at 3-30) SELLING FLAT RACE Of 15 sous. Entrance, 20s: About three quarters of a mile. Weight for age. The winner to be sold for 30 sos. If for £25 allowed 71b; for £20, 141b; for £15, 211b; for £10, 281b--any surplus to goto the club. (To start at 4-15.) THE SHIRE HANDICAP, SOf20 sovs. About three-quarters of amile. Nomination, 10s. Acceptance, 20s. (To'start at Fi...

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AN EXTRAORDINARY DISGUISE. (SYDNEY ECHO.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 March 1879

AN EXTRA3-DINARY DISGUISE. (8rDNET ECHO.) A curious and interesting discovery was made on board the Nautical Schoolship Vernon on Saturday morning. It was that of the assumption of male disguise by a girl who had worn it for eight years, with as complete a security from discovery as was ever the case with the Spanish Nun, or Moll Flanders, or any other of the women whose adventures in masculine attire have been published. The girl had been arrested at Lambing Flat as a vagrant, and on conviction was consigned to the Vernon for a term of years. The name she bore was James Gould, and under this she was, while on her way to serve her sentence, lodged on Friday night in the Water Police lockup. Next morning she was sent on board the Vernon, and handed over to the boatswain for the usual routine of bathing, haircut ting, and general purification. Here a scene occurred. " James Gould," aged 15, refused to strip, blushing and crying, to the amusement of the boys around, who would have doff...

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THE DETROIT WAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 March 1879

T,?TI DETROIT. WAY. !ITI was the second time he' had:accom -'inied the young lady home from one eof' those little-social parties which are igotten up tor'bring fond hearts a step ;:,nearer to each'other. When they reached the gate she asked him if ,he wouldn't -'come in. He said he would;, and helfolloived her 'into the house. Sarah took his' hatr told him to sit down, and left the room .*to remove her things. " She had hardly gone before her mother came, smiled sweetly, and, dropping down beside the young man, said "I always did say that if a poor but respectable young man fell in love with Sarah. he should have my consent. Some mothers would sacrifice their daughters' happiness for riches-but I'm not of that class." The young man gave a start of alarm. He didn't know whether he liked Sarah or not, and he hadn't dreamed of such a thing as marriage. " She has acknowledged to me that she loves you," continued the mother "and whatever is for her happiness is for mine." The young man g...

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