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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 March 1879
REGISTRATION of BIRTHS & DEATHS FOR - COLLINGWOOD DISTRICT, Offie--94 Hoddle-street, Hours-Week days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays from 10 to 12 a.m. WILLIAM DAVIES. Deputy Registrar. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. ELECTORS' RIGHTS for the Legislative Council for EAST AND WEST Fitaroy can be obtained at the Registrar's Office, 185 Napier-street on any day (Sunday excepted) after 4 p.m., up to and inclusive of Saturday, 1st March, 1879, J. DUKE, Electoral Registrar. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. ELECTOR' RIGHTS for the Legislative Council for ST. MARK'S AND FITZ tOY NORTH can be obtained at the Town Hall, Napier-street, Fitzroy, on any day (Sundays excepted), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., up to and inclusive of Saturday, 1set March, 1879. JOHN B. JONES, Registrar. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. ELECTORS' RIGHTS for the Legislative Council for ABBOTSFORD AND NORTH GLASSHOUSE DIVISIONS can be obtained at my office, 62 Stanley-street, Collingwood, on any day (Sunday excepted) . _--uptoadinlnasiveofSaurd March1....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 March 1879
P-ANTHEON - WHOLESALE =-rWPLC iT N iACTOaY NOWV OPEN FOR SINGLE ORDERS AT WHOLESALE PRICES. 50 GER 'TRUDE ST. DU?HAM HOUSE. J. CURRY, 'TIALOR - HABIT MAKER, 79 4 81 SMTITH ST., FITZROY. L. SICREE, TA1OR & OUTFITTER Clothes Cleaned, Repaired, and Pressed. Squal to new. Gentlemen's wn materials made upin first-rate style. MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC ! hIALF PRICE ! HALF PRICE ! HALF PRICE ! All the newest Music sold by Dounu & Collins, ARCADE, SMITH STREET, AT HALF PRICE. Agent for irf ffS. ALLAN AND CO J. HOLT, COACH BUILDER, 57 PEEL STREET. CO I. LING WOOD. I. O. O. F. , * Funerals furnished on * shortest notice. Single and pair horse hearses, and coaches always in readiness. BENJAMIN T. STEVENS, 7urnishingUndertaker, 161-3 JOHNSTON STREET, C(?LLINGWOOD. Strictest economy in charges. Coafln all sizes always on hand. J. RUTHERFORD, 1ETERINARY SHOEING SMITH, 279 ShMITH STREET, FITZROY. Ahe "ruth. IV yo uwnt first-class Boots and Shoes you will fi,l them at T. PETFRS, $ SMIT'H ...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 March 1879
MARRIAGES. JORDAN - GILES -Michael Joseph Jordan, of Col- lingwood, to Catherine Giles, of Melbourne, on the 8th February, at the residence of the minister, Fitzroy, by the Rev. N. Kinsman, minister of the Free Church of England, Collingwood. ADDERLEY—LORD.—Jabez Adderley to Mary Lord, both of Fitzroy, on the 12th February, at the residence of Mr. Kinsman, minister of the Free Church of England, Moor-street, Fitzroy. OAKMAN-BURLEY.-Edward James Oakman of New South Wales, to Elizabeth Mary Ann Burley, of Collingwood, on the 12th February, at the resi dence of the bride's father, Down-street, by the Rev. N. Kinsman.
A JOURNALIST. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 March 1879
A JOURNALIST. TPITURE yourselves seated at your desk from seven until long after mid night every evening, lumps ofjice and wet towels on your head.:- On your right hand a :?a:g: bucket of ink, on your left huge dictionaries of all the living and dead languages, in front of you maps of all the countries of the world, and reams and reams of paper under your nose waiting to be filled. On you go, scribble, scribble, leaders, essays, poems, sermons, plays, para graphs, jokes, puns, moral lessons, and contributions to the history of your era. There is no rest for the journalist. Events march, and he must march with them. No matter what may happen to him, he must be light and amusing, and readable. No matter if half his relations are dying upstairs, he must finish his copy. Why, the day I was married I scribbled a leader in my hat on a collision and fifty deaths, and I have no doubt the day I lie dying and am trying to recollect if there's any thing among my papers I shouldn't like Mrs. Da...
ALCOHOL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 March 1879
A L 0.f OL.. Ax a recent meeting bf the East Kent district'of the South-Eastern Biainch of the-British' Medical Association, Dr?. Parsons, of Dover, 'read a paper -on alcohoL"' It was his opinion, founded: on the experiments of Anstie and others, that alcohol can support life even when little or nothing else is taken; and that, although it cannot be considered as capable-of being'utilised for the 'actual construction of tissue, yet that it is capable of developing force and energy juist as' ordinary food. " Dr.: Parsons made some' allusions to -'the late Dr. Toad; and depreciated the "injustice of attributing - to ?that" physician the inidlcation of the doctrine:of excessive stimiulation in the 'treatment of all patients indiscriminately. He stated that Dr. Todd taught that alcohol was a valuable' medicine in acute cases generally, and especially inthose where eihauistibon and disintegration of tissue were 'iroininent characteristics; but that he did not usually prescribe alcohol in...
ST. SAVIOUR'S MISSION CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 March 1879
SBST. SBAIOUR'S 3MISSION CHURCH. THE opening celebration Sunday services in connection with the extension of the above church, were held on Sunday last, when the Rev. B. Barlow conducted the morning service, and preached a stirring sermon from Genesis xxvii., 17--"And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven." There was a good attendance. The Rev. B. Rodda preached an excellent sermon at the after noon service, the collection being on behalf of the pulpit fund. The pulpit, which was used on Sunday for the first time, will cost £25. The rev. gentleman's text was taken from St. Matthew v., 16 "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven." The crowded condition of the church in the evening, notwithstanding its increased size, must have been highly gratifying to the Incumbent, who remarked in the course of his sermon that they would sho...
A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE ACADIANS, And of their expatriation by BRITISH FORCE. CHAPTER IV. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 March 1879
A. SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE ACADIANS, And of their expatriation by BRITISH FORCE. Br E. A. SAMsoN. CHAPTER IV. THE French continued to retain what cannot but be considered an undue, if not an improper, influence over their fellow-countrymen in the peninsula, by means of their priests. These the Bishop of Quebec claimed the right of appointing. This spiritual authority, among a race of people so devoted to the Roman Catholic faith as were the Acadians, was an engine of much greater power than any number of forts, and was most effectively used to subserve the interests of France. To such a pitch had this interference, a secret and an unacknowledged one, arisen, that prior to the arrival of Colonel Cornwallis, his predecessor had found it necessary to expel the parish priest of Minas, on account of his treasonable practices. The central situation of this district had made it a regular hotbed of treason. It was there that the disaffected and the insurgents held their secret meetings. To put...
POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. Before Messrs. Bennetts, Raven, and Marden. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 March 1879
POLICE. FITZROY-Moyacr. Before Messrs. Bennetta, Raven, and Mar-den. Arthur Permewan-insulting behaviour. Con. Rogerson saw the defendant on Satur day night, go up to a respectable-looking woman, and strike her on the shoulder. He also conducted himself in an otherwise ob jectionable fashion. Fined 20s. or seven day's imprisonment. James Norman-Insulting behaviour in Gertrude-street, onSaturdaynight. Fined 20s. or seven days. Edwin Rally-insulting behaviour. Con. Rogerson had received complaints from two or three respectable-looking ladies about the conduct of Rally. Fined 40s. or seven days' imprisonment. Elizabeth O'Brien disorderly prostitute. Con. Kingston described the woman as being disgracefully conducted and an "old parader." Sent to gaol for three months. Evan Roberts, an ancient-looking man, was charged with being helplessly drung on Sunday. Fined 5s. or24 hours. John Maloney-drunk and disorderly in Gertrude-street. Fined 10. or 48 hours. Johanna Messeline-habitual drunkar...
GHOST TALES UNVEILED. (HARPER'S WEEKLY.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 March 1879
GHOST TALES UNVEILED. (ananza's wmZLY.) A FEw years ago I removed into a new and larger house with a young family. Some nights after my removal I was awakened in the middle of the night by a distant knocking twice or thrice repeated at my bedroom door. I called out, "Who's there?" There was no reply; but after an interval of a few minutes the knocking was repeated as distinctly as before. Again the same question, "Who's there?" and again on reply; but again came the knocking, if possible more distinct and louder than before, and just as if a person outside in the lobby had struck sharply and repeatedly with his knuckles on the door. I sprang rapidly from bed on its being repeated, and rushed to the bedroom door and opened it, determined to catch the knocker. But there was no one outside; and no one could have escaped down the staircase, which was what is callera well staircase, brilliantly lighted with a flood of moonlight, which streamed through the sky-light window. I am not and n...
ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 March 1879
ABSTRACT OF, BIRTHB AND. AsBTsAC r of Births `ad Deaths registred in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week' ending let o''M?roh, 1879. : :: District. Brighton .... ..; 8 2 BrightonEast ... ... 1 Brunswick . .. 1 2 Carlton ... 17 Cauleld ... - ... : 1 ... Cheltenham ... 1 ... Coburg . ... ... .. Collingwood 14 9 Essendon ... 11 2 Fitzroy ... ... 15 6,"1 Fitzroy North ... ... 12, 8 Flemington . ... not re ived Footscray ... 4 2 Hawthorn ... ... 6 2 Heidelberg ... ... . ... Hotham ... ... ... ... Keilor ... ... Sew ... .... .. . 8 2 Maidstone . . ... .. ; ... Malvern . . . .. Melbourne(Sopth) . -i Melbourne (West) 1 7 Northcote ... Prahran ... 1.. 10 10 Richmond ... 12 5 Sandridge .. .. 2 Emerald Hill ... . -12 18 South Yarra ... ... . 4 2 St. Kilda . .... 7 . Williamstown ... .. 7 -2 162 100 Of the total deaths 51 were of children not exceeding the age of 3 years,. 43 being under one year.
COLLINGWOOD—MONDAY. Before Mr. W. Kidney, J.P. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 March 1879
COLLINGWOOD-MosnsT. Before Mr. W. Kidney, J.P. John Simmone-Ins?Iting behavour in the public streets, whereby a breach of the peace might have been occasioned. Fined 5a. or 24 hours. He was also charged with resisting Con. Key, in the discharge of his duty. Fined Se. or 24 hours. Abraham Aarons was sent to Kew, as a dangerous Innatic. Edward Bray, for making use of obscene language was fined 10s. or 48 hours. Thomas Mitchell, and Henry Stanton, were charged with being drunk and disorderly. The former was remanded for a week, while the latter was fined 5s. or 24 hours.
FITZROY PUBLIC LIBRARY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 March 1879
FITZROY PUBLIC LIBRARY. Sown valuable additions have lately been made to the collection of works in this institution which, though small as its read ing room is, surpasses in intrinsic value many libraries with more pretensions. There are some literary curiosities to be found on the shelves. Amongst the number may be mentioned a small and unpretend ing-looking volume of the "Tatler," a presentation from the chairman, Mr. Councillor Ewing. This book contains volume iv., edited and revised by the author, Sir Richard Steel, the famous English essayist, and was published in 1710, -and is consequently 169 years old The "'Tatler." a penny paper issued on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, was carried on by Steel, and afterwards was succeeded by the " Guardian," with Joseph Addison for a contemporary contributor. We cannot be surprised at the lasting fame of such men, when we recollect that single handed these two men (such was the extent of their brain power) were able with unmeasured ge...
COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 March 1879
COLLINGWOOD-TEzsDA. Before Messrs. Walker, W. Sidney, and Barnett. Thomas Fitzsimmons, Daniel Angleton, William Ford, James Jowett.- Stealing geese from Catherine E. Ponsford, North. cote. The police asked for a remand till Friday. Bail was not allowed, the bench thinkiangtbhat.t.e. dsa = -1* would d& the lads no harm. Sarah J. Martin-disorderly prostitute. Joseph Bickford said that he had seen the prisoner lying about the grounds at Dight's falls, nearly every day, for some time past, with about 20 men always hanging about her. Sent to gaol for six months. Mary Ann Jenkins, a stout woman of cleanly appearance, was charged with being drunk and disorderly. Mary handed in a pledge card. Having been in gaol a week she was discharged. Thomas Hammond, an idiot boy-drunk and disorderly. Sent home with his father, with a recommendation from the bench, that the boy should be put in the asylum. Catherine Lawlar-drunk and disorderly. Found by Con. Nollan in Reilly-street drain. Cather...
THE DEAN'S DAUGHTER. (Continued from our last). [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 March 1879
THE DEAN'S DAUGHTEER. (Continued from our last). Tnus two years passed-years of unmingled happiness to us both; for, in spite of poverty, we were each so happy in the other that the small self.denials and exertions we were compelled to make we scarcely felt when shared together. Carl was now a proficient on the instrument he so fondly loved, and was able to be of some service to Herr Bader in teaching soma of his junior pupils. He was ofien permitt"d now, through the influence of.his master, to play on the fine organ of the Church of the Holy Ghost, one of the finest churches in Nuremberg. One sunny afternoon in early spring Carl asked me to come to the church to hear a voluntary he had just completed. I was attentively listening, when two strangers came in-one an English ecclesiastic, of middle age, and the other a fair young girl, I looked at them with interest, as English people always possessed a peculiar charm for me. ,?The young lady approached me. " Can;you inform-me," she as...
POLICE PHOTOGRAPHY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 March 1879
POLICE PHOTOGRAPHY. CoMer by the back of the Champ de - Mars to-day, says the Paris correspon dent of the Baltimore Sun, I was attracted by a group of men around a photographic policeman, who was making rather an awkward effort to take a picture of an old house wherein an aged woman had suddenly died. I inquired into the subject. It appears that the poor old soul at eighty-seven years of age put out her lamp of life sooner than was expected by her neighbors. A young man had disap peared, and so had a few hundred francs. The police were put on the qui ive, and the first thing they did was to photo graph the cold old corpse and then the house. Now they are looking for the missing youth to take his picture. It is amusing to see the varied uses that photography performs amongst theP.rie police. First of all they photograph themselves, from the highest to the lowest. Then they photograph some of their relations, and perhaps friends. They photograph all their first and second classes of p...
COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. FRIDAY, MARCH 14. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 March 1879
COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. FariDa, Mars 14. Present: The Mayor (Cr. Tucker) in the chair, Crs. Holden, Evans, Ewing, Lyons, McMahon, and Woodhead. COBEE3PONDENCE. From the Melbourne Tramway Company, asking the Council to inform the Police of the temporary stand allowed by them to the company in North Fitzroy, as the com pany had received notice from the police, that the stand was not a gazettei one. The Melbourne Tramway Company asked the Council to complete Brunswick-street. Referred to Public Works Committee. From the Borough of Warrnambool in reference to fees for transferred grocers' and colonial wine licenses, and asking Fitzroy to join in getting a case stated for the opinion of the Supreme Court thereon, or in case the Crown should decline to agree thereto, to bring an action against the Crown to determine the point, the costs to be divided equally between all the councils consenting. Referred to Select Committee. From a number of ratepayers in George street, asking for the s...
NOTES AND COMMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 March 1879
NOTES AND COMMENTS. Br CoaxoroLrr.E. 1313179. Travelling makes us acquainted with atiange passengers, and though it is no Uncommon thing to see dogs in a rail way train, yet it is not often that cats are found in an omnibus. The other evening I was riding in one of the suburban busses, when an aged lady got in, bearing in her hand a goodly sized basket, which she evidently re garded with much satisfaction. The bus was pretty full, and the good lady 'was obliged to hold her basket on her knees, the operation of keeping it steady being one of difficulty, as it was rather animated, and caused her some uneasi ness. Her endeavours to hold it in an upright position soon drew upon her the glances of her fellow-passengers, who were highly amused at her agi tation, and doubtless speculation was rife in their minds as to the contents. Soon all conjectures were set at rest, by an unmistakable "Mee-o-w," from the interior of the basket, whereat the owner of the basket colored somewhat, and the ...
SHIRE OF HEIDLEBERG. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 March 1879
SHIRE OF HEIDLEBEEG. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12. The Council met at four o'clock, p.m. Present: Cr. Studley (President) Crs. Smith, Davey. Bond, Wragge, Daniel, Scotland, Peers, and Duncan. Minutes read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. From Secretary of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, stating that owing to the paucity of funds the Society could not appoint more officers, or send a duly accredited officer to the out lying districts, but suggested reference to the police authorities under the 56th section of the Police Offences Statute. From Central Board of Health, inclosing plan for temporary hospital for contagious diseases. Received. From Commissioners N.S.W. Exhibition at Sydney, re applications for space, and goods to be sent. From Shire of Nunawading, re conference respecting substitute in lieu of tolls. The President, Cr. Smith, and a councillor from Greenaborough were deputed to attend. From Government Statist, informing the Council that section 449 of the Local ...
FITZROY—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 March 1879
FITZEOY-TTuasnan. Before Messrs. Marsden, Rushall, and McLean. Joseph Kitsall was fined 5s, 2s 6d costs, or 24 hours for being drunk and disorderly. The three children Battilana were again remanded till Monday on a charge of being neglected. Two boys named Mould and Woods were charged with throwing stones, Mr. Mae ready and another man deposed to having seen the boys throwing stones on the 5th March. The witnesses stated that the boys were a pest to the neighborhood, and were continually throwing stones at themselves. Two lady witnesses were called who gave the boys good characters, while they described the old men as perfect pests to the little children who played about in the neighborhood. The boys were cautioned and fined 2s 6d with 10s costs. Margaret Bates v William Bates-main tenance of child. Order for Sa per week. Generally speaking, our American cocsina are very jealous of the English insurance companies doing business amongst them, and this feeling is displayed in a consid...
IF I MIGHT BE! [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 March 1879
IF I MIGHT BE! I sID, "Ah ! would that I might be, If but for one short hour, By some good fairy godmother Gifted with magic power. Of roses you should be the queen, The fairest, lovliest ever seen. "And I the bee, that round you I Might hover.all the day, And uunreproved draw from your heart Its choicest sweets away. No other flower my kiss should woo, Were I a bee, a queen rose you. "Or you should be from all eyes hid, A violet pure and sweet; A clover blossom I would rest Contented at your feet, Alone together, you and I, Beneath the tender summer sky !" Two merry eyes looked into mine, Two arch lips answered me. "But I am not a rose, you know, .- . And you are not a bee." *" Well, then," cried I, "just as you are, I'll take you for my guiding star!" -Harper's 'Weekl,.