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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 March 1879
S'urerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN, 'T. -ni d e rt ai, ,Ic e •At P.TCES LOWER than any house . in Victoria. Note the address: 203 & 205 SMITH.ST., FITZROY. Oroxton Park Hotel, INORTHCOTE. L. BIAGGI ?~TEGS to inform the inhabitants' of Col .' "lingwood, Fitzroy, Northcote, Greens ' borough, Epping, and the Plenty districts, that now the summer season is coming on, '-visitors from tne country or metropolis-will :?nd the drive out a most pleasant one. - It is Within easy distance-of Melbourne, and the scenery is all that could be wished for. Invalids would 'do well to visit this'old -establishedhostelry. Every accommodation ,.or:parties. Stabling for any number of h?orses. c Wines, Spirits, and Beers' are of the choicest brands. The Zingari foot ball club play their matches on the Park grounds every Sa turday. Horses taken in to graze, 2s. per week'' Every care taken but no respone. bhilty. SJ . :lU - _ .4 HEIDELBERG RAGING CLUB, ANNUAL MEETING, SATURDAY, 29th MARCH, 1879 (Weat...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 March 1879
GENERAL NOTICE. IHE Mercury is published every Saturday 1 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 post Is. Gd. per quarter. - The quarter commences onthe firstSatur day in the months of December, March, Jnne, and September. The Editor will be obliged for inform ation-more especially relating to local matters. SCALE FOR ADVERTISING. Business Cards, per quarter, from 7s. 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, Missing Friends, &c., Os. 6d. Notices of Births, Deaths, and Marriages . .. .. Is. Od. To ADvxaTisTRs.-eotice to witdraTw ertisements must be given in Writing. miHE ercury can be obtained from any of I the following agents :--Subscription- is, per quarter. G. CAnaLL ... 167 Smith street. Mrs. WoonDaur... 96 Brun...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 March 1879
PA NTHE ON. WHOLESALE Is NOW OPEN FOR SINGLE ORDERS AT WHOLESALE PRICES. 50 GERTRUDE ST. -FITZ;EROY. WILLIAM SCOTT CENERALJOBBING CONTRACTOR CARPENTER & JOINER, 132 OXFORD STREET, 132. COLLINGWOOD, and at 268 Elizabeth Street, MELBOURNE. Estimates given for Shop and Office fittings Step Ladders always in stock. L. SICREE, TAILOR & OUTFITTER - -- 158i - Gertrude St., Fitzroy. Clothes Cleaned, Repaired, and Pressed' equal to new. Gentlemen's own materials made up in first-rate style. IVIUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC ! HALF PRICE ! HALF PRICE ! HALF PRICE ! All the newest Music sold by 1m)1 & Collins, ARCADE, SMITH STREET, AT HALF PRICE. Agent for MESSRS. ALLAN AND CO J. HOLT, COACH BUILDER, 57 PEEL STREET, COLLINGWOOD. Ag0 I.:Co.I.F. 1 * Funerals furnished on Sshortest notice. Single and pair horse hearses, and coaches always in readiness. BENJAMIN T. STEVENS, FurnishingUndertaker, 161-3 JOHNSTON STREET, COLLINGWOOD. Strictest economy in ekarges. Coffins all sizes always ...
The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 March 1879
PUBUSHED EVERY SATURDAY. LabIor Omnia Fincit. SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 1879. THE report of the Health Committee of the Melbourne City Council, on the subject of the General Cemetery, sub mitted to that body, on Monday even ing last, is anything but reassuring, and, taking as we must do, the state ments contained in the report for truth, the sooner such a condition of things is abolished the better will the public be pleased. According to the report, the vaults are partially filled with water, which, prior to the interment of a fresh corpse, has to be pumped or bailed out, and is permitted to flow down the cemetery drains, from thence, following the natural course, through Carlton, Fitzroy, Collingwood, and so on down to the Yarra, leaving in its wake the seeds of disease and death to germinate in the midst of densely populated localities and thence disseminated throughout the colony. "Com mon graves" says the report ; "which are still permitted to contain three coffinsin each, are at tim...
COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. FRIDAY, MARCH 28. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
COUNCILS. : CFITY OF FITZRBOY. aIDar, xdsac 28. Present: Cr. Woodhead (in the chair). Crs. Lyons, Evans, Holden, McMahon, and Ewing. A telegram was received from His Wor hip the Mayor, who is at Sale, explaining the cause of his absence. Minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. CORBBxPONDENCE. From Fine Arts Committee of the bMelbourne Exhibition, in re employment photographers to take views of scenery, of buildings, etc, in various districts. The expense to be borne among all the bodies co-operatively. Cr. Evans moved that the letter be re aeived. At the same time he must say that Fitzroy had been entirely ignored by the Commissioners, and by the Government in forming the Commission. Cr. Ewing seconded. Cr. McMahon objected, and moved, as an amendment, that it be referred to the Ex hibition Committee. He objected to the first letter being treated in the manner suggested. Cr. Lyons seconded, yet agreed that Fitz roy had been ignored, but that was no reason why the letter...
ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
ABSTRACT OF; BIRTHS AND. 'DEATHS. Asstanci of Birthsand Deaths registeed in the Met~opolitan and Suburbaz D7stril.As during the- week endin~ 15th of Mt rcli, 1879. District. Brighton East ... ... Brunswick * .1 2 Calton . 14 21 Caulfield 1 Cheltenham . I. 1 Coburg . ... ... '. . Collingwood ... ... 14 10 Essendon ... ... 3 Fitzroy .. 8 3 Fitzroy North 6 2 Flemington .. 1 Footecray . . 8. ;5. Hawthorn 2 2 Heidelberg ... 1 Hotham ... ... '2 6 Keilor ... . ... . ... Kew .. .... ... 1 . Maidstone ... ... -1 1 Malvern ... ... .. 1 Melbourne (South) ... 7 21 Melbourne (West) ... 19 4. Northcote . ... ... 1 1 Prahran ... ... 6 7 Richmond ... ... 7 4 Sandridge ... ... 5 2 Emerald Hill ... ... 15 9 SouthYarra ... .. .. 5 3 ' St. -Kilda ... ... 7 . 9 Williamstown ... ... 4. 5. 144 121 Of the total deaths 51 were of children not exceeding the age of 3 years, 45 being under one year ..
POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
POLICE. FITZEOY-MomDAT. Before Mesars. Tucker, Raven, Marsden, Bennetts and Woodhead. Edward Elliott-an old man of 79 years with only one hand, foundsleeping out in the streets, and locked up for vagrancy. He was all tattered and torn and had no where to go. One month to get cleaned and fed up. -Jae. Egan-Drunk in charge of a cab 20s or forty-eight hours imprisonment. Mary Mills- habitual drunkenness. The husband said she pawned everything she could get out of the house. They had been married 39 years but for the last 20 years she has been drinking off and on, and has been convicted three times within the last twelve months. Sergeant Bennie's at tention was called to the violent conduct of the accused. He arrested her on Saturday night. She fought and gave a deal of trouble. Six month's imprisonment. Two young respectable looking boys were charged with vagrancy, they had been caught sleeping in a stable in Reilly-street and had been doing so for some nights. As they had friends and ...
FITZROY—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
FITZROY-Twuas AY. Before Messrs. Kidney, Marsden, and McLean. Mg t, .Clemsn--obecene language. Fined 40s. or fourteen days imprisonment. Susan Blair-insulting behaviour. Fined 40s. or fourteen days imprisonment. The same--wilful damage in breaking windows of Joseph Pierre. Case dismissed. This was a neighbours quarrel, nobody appeared to kniow what it was about, or how it arose, it seemed to be a case of ram or colonial beer. A girl named Jessie Gray, swore she broke the windows, because Pierre put her out of the house. Her evidence was corroborated by an independant witness. Jas. Kennedy-for leaving some building materials at the new church in St. George's-road, without :alight. Was fined 10s. A boy was fined 20s. for an aggravated case of leaving two drays in Smith-street, without any person in charge.
A LOVER'S SONG. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
A LOYVES SONG. For aught on land or sea; I could not live without thy love Be true, then. love, to me. Be coy, be cold, be cruel, too, Or aught but false, my queen; No plaint my joyous lips will make, So thou art true, I ween. Howdark,howdrear, this world wouldbe, If thou wert lost, my own, No charm for me, then, there could be Inquest, or gage, or crown. Nor pensive moon, nor great glad sun Could cheer my hapless heart. Be true, then, love; assure me, naught But Death, shall make us part. Be true, and then this fife will be A race, or joust, in fine, In which the victor's strength and prize Will evermore be mine. Be true, for then our lives will be One deep surpassing dream, In which all chance, all toil, all time, One sparkling cup will seem. -Chamber's Journoa ,eI
COLLINGWOOD—FRIDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
COLLINGWOOD-FXWAT. Before Messrs. Turner, Kidney, Berry, and Bell. I [Eight young boys, about ten to twelve years of age, named Thos. Leishman, John Leishman, Albert Collins, William Wilson, James Lawler, Jos. Mecroft, George Bird, and Albert Brown, were charged with being neglected children. The police said they were all young thieves, constantly about the streets, Remanded to next Tuesday, the police to have the res pective parents present on that occassion. Henery J. Peters was charged with three cases of petty larceny from yards, and out buildings. He pleaded guilty. One month in each case cumulative. George Matthews and Charles Phillips were charged with fighting, in Hoddle street, on Tuesday eveninglast. Matthews said he was working in the Perseverance quarries. He accused Phillips of stealing a pair of earrings, and when Phillips denied it he struck him. Con. Linn then came up and arrested them. Fined 5s each, or twenty-four hours. James Leal-stealing a petticoat off a line, ...
GREAT FIRE IN BRUNSWICK STREET. THE UNION MILLS DESTROYED. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
GREAT FIRE IN BRUNSWICK STREET Tns UION EMILLS DasrBOYED. About four o'clock yesterday morning a fire was discovered to be burning in the vicinity of the engine room of the Union. Mills, Brunswickstreet, Fitzroy, in the occupation of Messrs. Chamberlain and Kimpton, flour merchants. Several people claim to have been the first observers of the fire, but the manager, Mr. Rickards, states that he was roused by heariig cries of fire, and at once despatched messengers to the Fitzroy Fire Brigade station, where the alarm was lustily rung out. The Fitzroy brigade was on the spot about ten minutes afterwards, and the Metropolita'i in' Suburban brigades promptly followed. The fire, which must have been smouldering for some time, was raging with terrific violence, and though water was copiously poured upon the flames it was long before their violence was subdued. The fire was principally confined to the northern end of the building, and the unnare uortion-of the outer wall fllibout half-past ...
AN OLD FARMERS ADVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
AN OLD FAd1E?'S ADVICE... I Ax a farmer, and have been all my life and havebeen very successful. I would like to write for the benefit of our young farmer boys, pointing out to them the road of usefulnees and prosperity. 1. Get all the education you can. 2. Set your mark high, and be care ful to keep good company; never hang round grog shanties; never bet; never use profane language. Treat everybody. kindly. Always be ready to take advice, rather than to give advice. Listen to old heads. 8. When you are ready to marry, select a girl who is your equal, one that will be industrious and will save what you make, and who will be a helpmeet to you. 4. Never loiter idly around town on Saturdays. 5. Never go to sales and buy things, because you can get credit. Pay-day will come and find you are not ready. 6. Never buy anything because it is cheap, if you can do without it. 7. Never buy old farm implements of any kind. Better buy new ones and pay a little more for them. 8. When you get throu...
BRUNSWICK STREET WESLEYAN CHURCH BAZAAR. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
B?URTNWICK STEET WESLEYAH CHUBCH BAZAAR. As announced in our columns, last week, a bazaar in aid of the fund for extinguish ing the debt npon the Brunswick-street Wesleyan Church was opened on Wednes day afternoon, by the Rev. J. Dare, D.D. About three o'clock, a large number of per sons assembled in the Jubilee Schoolroom an adjunct of the Church-and proceedings were commenced by singing, and reading a portion of the Scriptures, followed by a prayer from the Rev. J. S. Waugh. The' Rev. Dr. Dare then opened the bazaar with a neat and appropriate speech, in which he alluded to the one held about twelve years ago, when £1096 13/9 was raised, leaving a debt of about £1100. Since then the debt had been increased by the purchase of build ings at the rear of the Church to £2100 The speaker then referred to the objection, urged by some people, that the holding of bazaars shut up the channels of systematic giving by inducing people to buy rather than to give, but he did not coincide in this...
OSTRICHES ON A CAPE FARM. (GOOD WORDS.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
OSTRICHES ON A CAPE PARM. (oon woans.) TaE males are splendid birds, often measuring seven feet in height when the head is raised, and above four feet to the shoulder, with black shining feathers on the back, and the beautiful plumes, both black and white, under the wings and on the sides of the tail. A band of bright red or pink runs down the leg, and they prance about with great dignity, shaking the wealth of rich, loose hanging feathers, under their short arms (as one might say), with much pomp and ceremony, before their ladies, who are far more quietly dressed in grey. They too have, however, some white feathers; but these cannot be depended upon, as they are often streaked with grey. and are never so .valuable as those of the pale lbr4s, .Their .large eyes have a curious film, which they can bring over them and retract at pleasure. A pair of fine ostriches is worth about eighty pounds, and five were now parted with; but the remaining nine used nightly to settle themselves to ro...
A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE ACADIANS, And of Their expatriation by BRITISH FORCE. CHAPTER VI., AND LAST. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
A SHORT ACCOUNT OF T.HE ACADIANS, And of their expatriation by BRITISH FORCE. BY E. A. SAxson. CHAPTER VI., AND LAST. The confusion and excitement attend ing the embarkation of the unfortunate Acadians, had scarcely subsided, when the Provincials, who remained behind, though they hated and detested the poor French settlers, as Papists, and aliens by birth, were appalled at the work of their own hands. Stationed in the midst of a beautiful and fertile country, they found them selves now without either foes to sub due or friends to protect. At Annapolis and Cumberland the proclamation was disregarded. When the ships arrived at the former place to convey the inhabitants away, a party of soldiers was sent up the river to bring them by force. But they found that every house was deserted, and that the people had fled for refuge to the sur rounding forests. Hunger and fatigue, however, soon compelled many of them to return and surrender themselves. Others retired into the depths of the wel...
HARD TIMES. (NATIONAL BAPTIST.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
HARD TIME& (NaIOLaz. a3APTzs.) The Hon. W. E. Dodge, formerly member of Congress from New York, testified recently, before the Congres sional Committee, that in his opinion the hard times were due very largely to the use of intoxicating drink by the laboring men of this country. And in our last number we quoted the state ment, that "in almost every large city in this country more money is paid for beer than for bread." The statement seems large; let beer stand as a representative of drink in general, and we have no question that it is true. The laboring man who takes three drinks of whiskey at ten cents each, or six glasses of beer at five cents each, would never dream of paying thirty cents a day for bread. And then, add in his Saturday night debauch. According to the census of 1870, the flouring and grist-mill products of the country, including wheat flour, buckwheat, rye, barley, corn, feed, and hominy, were $444,985,143. This includes the product of grinding done for ind...
CORRESPONDENCE. JIKASHIRE NUISANCES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
CORRESPONDENCE. '-4---- JIKdAHIRE iU TISARNES. TO THE EDITOR O? T HE ?E?CUr. ScB.-I am glad to find that the Presi dent of the Shire is about to introduce a by-law, to regulate the hours of carting night-soil No doubt it is a necessity that such carts should pass through the subur ban districts, on their way to the farms, but surely the traffic could be so regulated that it need not be offensive to the eyes as well as to the noses of the inhabitants. The other morning, while at my breakfast, about 7 o'clock a.m., no less than three of these carts passed up Basting's-street, and it must have been much later when they crossed the bridge to theirstablesin Colling wood and Fitzroy, but I suppose the In spectors are not about at that hour. It is bad enough to be kept awake at night by the lumbering of the clumsy vehicles, but it is much worse to be brought into almost direct contact with them while at one's mealy. Yours, etc. A SUFFEREB.
LIFTING THE VEIL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
LIFTING THE &.'L. " TnE veil has been lifted," says the Herald of last evening, "from one other' of the terrible plague spots of our social life, which the presence of Mongolians in the colony has cursed us with. Last night Constable Eattigan arrested a child thirteen years of age, named Mary Ann Egan, in a house in Black Eagle-lane, off Lonsdale-street. This morning she was brought before the .City Court, on a charge of being a neglected child. The facts are very terrible. At fifteen minutes after mid night on the 19th March, Battigan went to a house in Brogan's-lane, kept by a Chinaman named Lee Tock, where he found the girl's sister, another prosti tute, and the defendant. The three were undressed, and two Chinese, named Lee Tock and Alh Sam, were in the room with them. They were all more or less under the influence of opium. The girl now before the court presented a certificate showing that she was an out-patient of the Melbourne hospita, or Rattigagn would have at once ...
THE FLEA. A SHORT DISCOURSE ON A LIVELY SUBJECT. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
THE FLEA.. A HORT. DISCOURSE ON A LIVEIT SUBJECT. I HAVz often thought that a strong ntteranceff complaint must have "been forced fronm the Great King Soloman by theattackof one of these pestilent vermin during some of the statelyoldceremonies of the temple, when the king was expected to stand majestic, like an essay on the sublime and beautiful, done up in rich robes and with a shiny crown. Fancy the poor soul's agony when he had struck an attitude, and the admiring multitude were all agape at his glory, to feel that electrical little kick in the small of his back, and the insertion of that tiny but sharp, red-hot needle that every flea carries in his pocket. Of course, Solomon's dignity would not allow of his rubbing his back against the corners of his throne; he might not even squirm, so he must grind his teeth and bear the torture while the small assassin took his life. I have reflected profoundly, and I venture to say painfully, on the flea. I had made his acquaintance in solit...
NOTES AND COMMENTS. 26376. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
HOTES AND COMMENTS. BrP CosMOPOLITE. 26 1 3 1 79. 'T E n is a certain amount of gratifi lation in knowing that one's advice is notalways thrown away, and that a hint dmpped by a poor scribbler is taken "otice of and acted upon. My readers -till recollect that a few weeks ago I drew the attention of the police authorities to the annoyance caused to householders by the hordes of beggars infesting our cities, and suggested that they should be arrested as vagrants, or for soliciting alms. Since then I have nobserved that, both in Collingwood and ZFitzroy police courts, a few of the lfraternity have received sentences, -nore or less severe, for carrying on -their objectionable practices within the -.city boundaries; consequently we may -expect to experience a decrease in the -nnmber of those who prey upon the charitable feelings of their often less wealthy fellow-beings. I am sure the ratepayers will feel grateful to the police for having set the law in motion against this class ofpeople...