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MISTAKES—REPORTERS OR PRINTERS? (CHAMBER'S JOURNAL.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 26 February 1876
MISTAKES-REP ORTERS OR PRIINTERS? , (cOrAMSER JOURNAL.) Not long ago n,tailor stood in,the;dock for misappropriating his- employer's property,' and! the ,latter, we are told, deIosed 'that '" the':aterialii were to be returnel, made up ond Thursday, and on .the ,; Sunday. following ,he discovered that'the deceased: had' ,left his' homei; and he did not'see him' 'again until he was 'in 'custody." 'Tle ".leceased w", vas sentenrced, to amonth's hard, labor, ,The following is a curious sample of printer's mixture which' the Daily Telegraph once set befreG' its readers. This purpofrtded .t'ie a report of a;casoe.intho Bankruptcy. Cpurt, and after stating thatthe Registers ordered a-receiver to be appointed, but declfied to restrain the action of the 'ioddito6i went on 'thus: "!A.gobt. deal of evi dence was given, and 'in the course of the case his:.Lordship expressed an opinion thait a juror bhould bb with. drawn, and th'atthe &iso was 'ione'foi' onlyna farthing damages. It, was...
THE WORSHIP OF NATURE. (EXAMINER). [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 26 February 1876
THE WOR'SHIJP QJ>NA TU1E. (zx. A(? IN). ON the social side the worship of nature has ;exercised an influence both power ful and direct. We 'havoe in the first place a monarch who dwells in the wilds of, Sotiolnd ,?or'tit o Isle 'of. Wight,, and who avoids the capital ,as if it were afflicted with,·iplague.; i' For , tlis "'he receltes the reverence of hir peopleo the greaternumber of, whom would dotlte same if tl,oycould. Failing the:higher ambition the middle class has'recourse to' its subuibs, iind men whose bhsiness lies in tlie' Cisy spn'd" all tliheir t li$isre time in ,travelling.. on. tihe j'ilwayito reach ai green spot' of. earth.that-.they must quit again soon' after daybreak. The anual 'holiday 'only jpresents' on a lar?;r' dchlýs the same pqrtit' of' the idea.. i: i erland, ,ihhabited, by a race perhaps the most .uninteresting in the world, is , oyerrun, by>, tourists, of' all nations, ,vlho feql bound. t9, appreciate tlio mithetic loveliness of lakes and snow mount...
POETRY. AUSTRALIA FELIX. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 26 February 1876
t ' POETRY. Sweet fragrance fills the ambient ait', The swallows 'long the border skim, Tonohing the broad lake's levelbritn. No ripple or sound, but all is still, Save the shepherd's notes from the echoing Shill,. Which falls on the ear so soft and mild. As the lullaby song from mother to child. The moonlight scene on a calm clear night, When twinkling stars shine clear and bright And all the heavens look clear and pure, No wandering cloud one star obscure. Such a night would waken the soul of man To count the hours as on they ran; As he sat by the side in a musing spell Whispering tales of love to his sweet Sybel, The listening leaves alone could hear The tales of love as they fell on the ear And her swelling bosom would heave and sigh, As the love.ltght shone in her dark blue eye, And on her glowing check was wrote The hidei'of her inmost thought; As the rippling tide doth ebb and flow, Her blush of innocence would grow. Now in each nook, and along the glen, The fleeting shadow a...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 26 February 1876
Going up Smith street I saw a boy about eleven years of ago seated on the ride walk bareheaded in thoe full blaze of the sun. " lub, you should not sit there," I remark. ed. "Why P" " Because you'll got all tannod up, "akoes no differoneoo if I sit in the sun or the shaed?" sadly he replied, "mother tans nio up threoo or four times a day, anyhow," Ills anwer took thy breath away and rtllnded mu of what lwute woul e 1wb40ott a Umother.
WEEKLY ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 26 February 1876
WEEKLY ABSTRACT OP BIRTHS AND DEATHS8. ABSTRACT of births and deaths registered in the metropolitan and suburban districts during the week ending Feb. 12, 187(. Distriot. [irths. Deaths. Brighton... .., ... 5 Brunswiok ... ... 2 1 Collingwood ,.. 23 12 Fitzroy (North) ,,. 5 2 Flemington . ,,. 3 Footaoray 2.. ,.. - Hawthorn ., ... Kow .. ... .. 1 Melbourne (South) ,., 4 13 Melbourne (North) ... 2 1 1t Melbourne (Woest) .. 11 5 Prahran .. . .. 4 4 Richmond ... ... 24 Sandridge ... , f( 3 Emerald Hill ,... .. 11 0 South Yarra ,, . 4 0 St. Kilda..., ... 8 8 Williamstown ,,, ... 5 2 148 l01 'ihe deaths ascribed to eQarlot fevei amoutt to 0,
ANCIENT DOCTRINE OF A FUTURE STATE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 26 February 1876
ANOIENT . DOCTRINE OF A FUTURE STAT'E. AMONGST the ancient heathen nations there is hardly one to be named by whom the doctrine of a future life is more conspiculously set forth than by the Egyptians. Probably the greater number of the most intelligent classes of this people in ancient times hold the doctrine of metempsychosis; but at no period of their history do we find them entertaining materialistic opinions. Whatever may have been the object had in view in that prbcess of embalm ing the dead, which with them reached so high a degree of perfection, one thing is clear, that they never lost sight of the doctrine of immortality. This is evident from a variety of fitcts brought to light by modern investigationsi'iuto Egyptology, through which we have obtained clearer, views regarding the opinions of the Egyptians on the question of a future life than we possess respecting. much more .recent and, generally speaking, much better under stood nations. " Alger .,remartl, in reference to....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 26 February 1876
VALENTINES. VALENTINES. GO TO WHOLESALE AND BETAIL TOY' & FANCY.: REPOSITORY, 218 Smith st.. Collingwood. For valentines, stationery, albums, con. certinas`Ttoys, and fancy goods of every : ' .., • description. . Berlin wool 4d. pr dozpn. MRS. HIGG?N'" ' FANCY REPOSITORY, . 149 SMITH STREET, FITZROY. Biraidn?n Boocks in great variety.' Patterns Stamped on every Material for Braiding. Pinking done. Berlin Wool in great variety of colors. Registry Office for Servants. Agent for Coutts' guaranteed Acetio Acid. kRS:. FAIRLAM, Toy & Variety 'Depot, 181 LYGON STREET. Th?onl' ,Shilling: Wlnd6r inCarlton. THOMAS E. VERGA, " CoiRbIA i AiD GNeRIAL lPRINTER, PAPER-BAG MANUFACTURER, Grocers' Stationer, do., 78 BRUSSELL STREET, MELBOURNE. BOOTS I BOOTS I Why buy your boots anywhere else P Citizens, study your pockets, and come to W. RICHARDS, Opposite.Wesleyan Church, i 143' Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. L you will find them at T. PETERS 74 SMITH STREET, COLLINGW0OD, From 10 to 15 p...
FRANK LAYTON. (AN AUSTRALIAN STORY.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 26 February 1876
FRAVNK: LA:Y TO;N. (AN 'AUSTRALIAN STOnR.) BY G. B. SARGEANT. (nox "tlsunm noOn.") WxE need not: pursue the conversation .further. At a late hour, but without any sign of a cessationiof the confusion iud dissipation of the ipn, the four travellers souglit the resting-place ,hich 'they had been 'promised. Fol lowing a woman ithrough' a multiplicity ofpassages,, and ,up many. steep and' dirty? stairs, they' reached:at last a loft *bitieath the 'roif,' so.low as to compel a s)ooping posture e'veiywhere but in the imiddle of the wretched ,apartment. It ;was without window; and the floor was ,i temporary platform"of loose beoards laid on'the uneven rafters of the build ingi ,A heap of bedding thrown in a .corner confusedly, was the extent of the accommodation afforded for sleep.' ing; and a further examination did not tiidd'to the agreeableness of the prospect. Arsingle towel, black and dingy, was suspended from a nail in the roof, and a jug of water, full of life and motion, completed t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 26 February 1876
S DRAPER &c i R POYNTER ·· ~18 8 i ,.U 88 POYNTER'S ,HIIAP' .,DRAPERY ,1: ,. -,,,:ESTABLISHMENT,, a- 88 Si tht, tro.t, Co 1i -b6d. THE GREAT CURE FOR: NEURALGIA', . AND ALLSKIN DISEASES . Sold:. by,: all. ohemltIei and,.etorekeepera, throughout the Colony. blle Agdnt for: Viotorlai s.`';THOS. DORGAN,. ..85 ·ArKLY T ET, CALON.
COLLINGWOOD, FEBRUARY 25TH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 26 February 1876
COLLTNGWOOD, FaniuAnr 256TH. Before Messrs. Morgan,(mayor), Bowring, Walker. and W. Kidney. Inspector of Weights and Measures v. Alexander Shaw.-The defendant in this case was informed against for having in his possession a weighing machine that was unstamped and was half an ounce agamet the customers. Ho pleaded that he " always gave a good draught" to his customers. Fined .4l 2s Gd., and 5s. costs., The machine to be'forfeited. Police v. .Tohn Thomas.-Defendant was charged with leaving a dangerous ob struotion in the public street without a light over it at night. He pleaded that he had "three lamps broken" by the larrikins. Fined Gs. . Mrs. Malcolm v. Mrs. Thompson.-As. sault. The evidence was very contradliting, and the case was dismissed. Frankham v. Thomson.-Claim for 11e Gd for goods sold and delivered. Order for amount and 6s costs. Melchior v. Morton,-Fraud. Order for amount, (i.4 18s) to be paid within four. teen days, in default fourteen days' im. prisonment. John Patrick...
FITZROY—THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 26 February 1876
FITZROY-TirneDAo, 'FEnuarT 24. Before Messrs. Templeton P.M., T. Kidney, Woodhead, and M'Loan. James Partridge and William Hastie were brought up on remand, charged with pulling down an election placard from Boland's Champion hotel, Gertrude street, As Mr. Boland now expressed his willingness to withdraw the case, the defendants were discharged. The same defendants were charged with insulting behaviour. It was arranged by consent that the case be heard at Coiling. wood on Tuesday. A middle aged man named William Gamble was sentenced to three months imprisonment for vagrancy. Elizabeth E. Dower was brought up on remand charged with insulting behaviour, and she was further charged with breaking plate glass windows valued at six pounds. For the first offence, prisoner was fined 20s or seven days in gaol; and on the second charge she was lined £5 with the alter native of a month's imprisonment. She was also ordered to pay £2 2s costs. Wilkins v. Wilkins.-Remanded for a week. Police v. M...
COUNCILS. CITY OF COLLINGWOOD, WEDNESDAY, 23RD FEBRUARY, 1876. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 26 February 1876
COUNCILS. SOCITI O'F COLLINGWOOD, WJDNKSDAY, 23aD E~BRnuAir, 1870. Thero woro present at the meeting of the above Counoll-The Mayor (Cr. Morgan), in the ohair, Cre. Peters, Dohnerb, Wright, Kidney, Walker, Holland, Smith, and Upton. COansEPONDEN?OC A letter was received from the Acting. Town Clerk, Melbourne, stating that their surveyor had'reported that the matter in re the corporation quarries must stand over till the works were in full operation, when the matter would be attended to, Referred to the Publio Works Committeeo Mr. O.'Taylor, superintoending ongineer in the Melbourne Seowers and Water Supply Department, wrote desiring to klnow it the Council of the City of Collingwood intended to open a thoroughfare between James and Greenwood streets, and if it was to be done at an early date, as there was a house built across the strobt line. This request was made owing to several applietions fir extension of water supply. The City Clerk was ordered to reply that the Coil~ncil had n...
COLLINGWOOD V. CAPULET. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 26 February 1876
SCOLLINGWOOD V. CAPULET..,: On reedaiii1g this matchilastSaturday, the Capulet sent J.:Hodges and: W.'Waugh to the wiokots, iyho before being separated, brought the score.up to 46. J. Hodges got run out. 2-22 -46.' Maynard then wOnt in, when W. 'Waugh was' shortly after thrown out by Ward. 8-28--47. 'Bice went 'in,. and having madeitwo was bowled by Black. 4--2-51. G. Whiteoak went n, when Maynard was bowled by Black. 5-3-52. J. Whiteiak went in, G. White. oak 'shortly after getting run 'out in his eagerness to make runs. 0-4-50. Maloney went in., The score soon ran up to 61 when the match was declared for the Capulet by four wickets and two runs. The following are the scores:- Collingwood 1st innings 54 2nd innings 105 ,Total 159 Capulet 1st innings 100 2 . nd innings . J. Hodges run out ...... ... 22 W. Wauigh thrown out Ward 23 Bice b Black ... ... , ... ..2 G. Whiteoak run out... .. .... ..., 4 'Maynard b Black .... i ... 8 'Mhloney not out: .. .. J3. Whiteoak not out ... ... '2...
COLLINGWOOD, TUESDAY, FEB. 22nd. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 26 February 1876
COLLINGWOOD, TutvzDAT FE?. 22nd. Before' Messrs. Templeton, P.M., and Walker, J.P. Jane Barrioe was charged with being drunk and disorderly, and she was further 'oharged.with breaking a window the pro. perty of. one Agnes Finlenson. Prisoner was fined 10s or 48 hours in jail on the first charge, and on the second she was fined 20s and ordered to pay 10s damages or in default go to jail for 10 days. Elizabeth Dower was brought up charged with damaging property, and there was a second charge against her for making use of insulting language in a public place. Remanded till Thursday. Bail allowed in the sum of .20. Smith v. Higgins.-Application for war rant to eject from premises. Application granted. Warrant to issue at the expira tion of seven days.
POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 26 February 1876
POLICE,. FITZROY--MOZnAY, P uvDUAItr 21st. BeforeMeoser. T. Kidney, (obairman); Woodhoad, Hackett, and McLean. Alexander, Vandeorgor, drunk and dise. orderly, Discharged, James MollWt, for insulting behaviour was fined is or 24 hours in gaol; Thomas Mannon was broughb up on remand charged with habitual drunkennees. In reply to thlie hatiaa he said he wvq now able to take care of himself, and added that he was going to sign the pledge. Discharged. An elderly man named Thomas Wilkins was charged with unlawfully wounding his son William Wilkins. At the suggestion of Inspector Dobson the case was remanded till Thursday. "Elizabeth E. Dower, whom Mr. Edwards described as a "respectable married woman," was proceeded against for making use of obscene language in public. The language was disgusting and filthy in the extreme. Defendant was fined 20s, with the alternative of 48 hours imprisonment. Police v. Godhead.-In this case de fondant, a nightman, was charged with spilling nightsoil in t...
SATURDAY, FEB. 26, 1876. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 26 February 1876
i: SATUJRDAY, FEB. 26, 1876. Tna election is over, and the important constituency of Collingwood has, by an: 'overwlioiiing' majority, elected Mr.' MIRAiis to a seat in the Legislative sseumbly,. On three previous occasions Mr. MmIAs wooed the, copstituoncy and failed in his: endeavors to obtain' the sent. :With a tenacious perseover ance he has stuck to Collingwood, and now Collingwoo'd his' given hliii a majority never concedede before to any, cindidate. His party, it is true, were well organized, and worked t with' in defirtigableo energy, and with a, dpter m'ination that,is almost always taure: to bring-success. A, greater 'numbr 'of electors wont to the' poll tlin' has 'over before been known.', His friends in tlie House were determined to glve offect to the Collingwood. vote, and. on the night of election they obtained from the returning oeticoa the return to the Writ 'ivllchi:W duly placed in the hands 'of the Sp?cakei,' and at tone o'cloclk th'at evening teu. new member was ...
The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 26 February 1876
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. " Labor 'Omnia Vincit. TO CORRESPONDENTS. Rejected conimmunications cannot be'iretutned under anyt circumstances. ohatever., No 4,itice ca'ei' b ' taken of anionymlous com mtunicationis:: Every letter must be accom . anied bly the name, and address of. the writer, not nccssarilll for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. To avoid inconvenience and delay to persons interested wev have to request that all business c'bmlinicaitiunsi including advertisements, orders for the pdper, and remittanccs, be ad dessed .to GvurrFYT &, SrAvsN,i and not to the EDITOR. ADVE?WTItSeiENT.e, in all cases, to be prepaid. Letters and other communications intended for insertion in. the news columns should be, addressed tot he 'ditor.
CRICKET. SKETCHES BY PRYING PETER. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 26 February 1876
CRICKET. 'SKETCHES BY PRYING PETER. g Crude they 'are I gr?aont yon, A Sortof unlikqd, incondite things." Ln. SCHAS. LAUD. The, Collingwood having hold the Cup nearly, the season through, have allowed the Capulet to'take it from them. It must be admitted, however, by all who saw the match; that the taking of the Cup from the Collingwood,.broughtout-about the best display of batting ind fielding everwit nessed' on 'the muddy levels of the Flat. The play of the Collingwood in the first innings was loose, while that of the Capulet was very good, so good in fact, that it showed the Collingwood that their op ponents were, to' use a hackneyed 'phrase, "foemen' Worthy of 'their steel." Seeing this, they determined to make their second innings tell, and .it did, for it was a splendid uphill game; Clayton contributing a well-got 12, while that indefatigable cricketer, Badcock, put together 28 in fine style, Bruce following close upon his heels with 16, ,got by the same good play as gave him ...
GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 26 February 1876
GENERAL NEWS. A lad was drawn into 'the machinery at the marble works, Sydney, and killed. ''he Dawson 'river, in Queensland, rose airtoon feet itn twentyfour hours during the late rains, The Alphonelsb troops are everywhere suecoosful in the north of Spain, and the Carliset ire retreating to the frontiers. Tho:grouter number of the drapers in Bruneswok street havo detormined to olose their establishIumcntn lit ninn o'clock overy evening, except SMaturlday, when they will close at ten o'clock. a The Government has announced its in. tention tobring 'a bill before the House to render the ,compulsory, clauses of the SduEcation Act workable. r From the asenciated press telegrams we t learn that when the discussibn in connection with the purchase of the Suez Canal 'shires came before the -House of Commibne, Mr. r Gladstone and Mr. Lowe ' attcked-the details. of the scheme, but it was, carried h without a division. An extra issue of the Government, Gazette, r for Wednesday last contains a...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 26 February 1876
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