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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
J. B. IEDWARDS, WATH & LOCK00 MAKER, GorLDsxrfK & :JEWELSaE, 78 BRUNSWICK STREET, FITZROY. As very many of the best watches and clocks have been spoiled by being placed in unskilful hands, those who have good ones should carefully inquire for some one who will.do them justice. HEIDELBERG RACING 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. B. D. Bond, Esq. Judge-W. P. Bowes, Esq. Clerk of the Course-W. NuttalL, Esq. HANDICAP -HURDLE RACE. Of 20 sors. Abouttwo miles. Nomination 1 soy. Acceptance; 1 soyv. (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. Of 40 sovs. About two miles. Nomination 1 soy. Acceptance, 1 soy. Three horses to start, or no race. (To start at 3-30) SELLING FLAT RACE Of 15 sovs. Entrance, 20s. About three. q...
CHINESE DENTISTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
?n: ?TVESE DENTITSTR?.?B In European &utis2 the dread artof the dentist , i w ads,,practised iwili such skilland ingenuity, with th view of causing the least poasib-e pain to suffering humanity, that it will not be uninteresting--albeit the subject 'is a a somewhati grimn one-to contrast with it.the .more clumsy, method in vogue among the Chinese; and with this end we abridge, the following notes from an instructive article in the China Review -a p.eriodical published every two months at Hong Kong, and frequently affording much valuable information respecting the Celestial Empire. It is well-known that the Chinese attribute, toothache to the gnawing of worms, and that their dentists profess to take these worms from decayed teeth. But how they performed this trick, and so artfully concealed it in the hurry of'dailyy.business. was .a secret oily. recently solved.by a European in quirer. After some difficulty and deliate 'inegotiation an intellige?it-look ing native practitione...
COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
COLLINGWOOD-Tu-n?At. Before Messrs. Eade, Barnett, Marsden, Bell and Kidney. Mary Dunlop-found drunk in Welling ton-street, was too ill to be brought before the court. William Irvine--pleaded guilty of utter ing a valueless cheque for 30s. to William Colechin, Grocer, Wellington-street, also to uttering a valueless cheque for 30s. to Sarah L. Butt, Baker, Wellington-street, also to uttering a valueless cheque for 25s. to Anne Gulliford, draper, Gold-street: In this case, accused received the goods pur chased and 13s. 6d. change. In the other cases he was not so successful. A fourth case was withdrawn by the police. Prisoner had only been out of gaol 14 days, and there were eleven prior convictions against him. Sentenced to three months, hard labor, cumulative in each case. Margaret Taylor alias Parker, stealing a pair of boots, the property of James Perry, bootmaker, Wellinston-street; stealing two pairs of- trousers, the property of Peter Kennedy, draper; Smith-street; stealing a p...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
Ax old darkey was endeavouring to explain his unfortunate condition. "You. see," remarked Sambo, "it was in this way, as far as I can remember :-Fnst my fader died, den my mudder married agin; and den my mudder died, and my fadder married agin and somehowl dosen't seem to hah no parents at all, nor no home, nor nutnm." C-unt--Fair One (duringan interval in the valse): " You're very fond of dancing. ain't you?; Brown :"Yaas. I goinfor it a good deaL" Fair One: "I wonderyou don't learn!" UsseanT IsT-rmuariTo.-The Newt Footman (stentoriously): "3rs. Moah gomery Jenkins's carriage!" 3Mrs. Mont gomery Jenks: "A-tell the coachman:to wait." New Footman: "Please. Ma'am. he says he can't.. He says he's gotanother job at twenty minutes past eleven'!"
VICTORIA STREET BRIDGE. MUNICIPAL CONFERENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
VICTORIA BTREET BRIPGE. Muscr&az Co."NENCr ~ E A bxrrxTO of the two municipal councils of Richmond and Collingwood was held on Wednesday evening last, at the Council Chambers, Johnston-street, to consider and devise the best means of procuring the erection of a bridge across the Yarra at the termination of Victoria-street, otherwise Simpson's-road. The Mayor of Richmond, Cr. R. Dickins, and Crs. Shelley, Winter, Priestly, Roberts, Weaver, and Lancashire, with the Town Clerk, attended, and the Council for Collingwood was represented by Ors. Upton, Hanslow, Bryant, Wright, Keele, and the Town Clerk. Cr. Upton was voted to the chair and explained the object L; mee ntg. Cr. Shelley (Richmond) said nothing definite had been arrived at and it was for the meeting to determine what steps should be taken. The land belonged to lrs. Young, and Mr. Nettleton was the sole surviving trustee. He wanted £5000 for the land, and the Government had valued it at £4500. The lease expired in abou...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
GENERAL NOTICE. iHE Mercury is published every Saturds. 1 ML Morning. Persons wishing to have th paper regularly delivered at their place o; business or residence will be charged is. pei #suarter, payable in advance; by post 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 : tioi--more especially relating to local -liiattfrs. 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 ... .. . .. ls. Od. To- Aov nSa ss.-Noe to rf ithdraw adreisaiso tas must b: given i ssritilg.-' H rEE Mercurycan be obtainedfrom any of .L the following agents :-Subscription s, ;perquarter. . G. Cnws ... 167 Smith street. Mrs. Woon...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
rANTHEON WHOLESALE AT WHOLESALE PRICES. 50 - GERTRUDE ST. WILLIAM SCOTT CENERALJOBBINC 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 158 ; Getrude St; itzroy Clothes Cleaned, Repaired, and Pressed" equal to new. Gentlemen's own materials made up in first-rate style. -MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC ! I~LF PRICE ! HALF PRICE ! HALF PRICE! All the newest Music sold by Dunn & Collins, ARCADE, SMITH STREET, AT HALF PRICE. Agent for MESSRS. ALLAN AND CO J. HOLT, COACH BUILDER, 57 PEEL STREET. COLLINGWOOD. I. O. c. F. S=?erals furnished on shortest notice. Single and pair horse hearses, and coaches always in readiness. BENJAMIN T. STEVENS, Furnishing Undertaker, 161-3 JOHNSTON STREET, COLLINGWOOD. Strictest economy in charges. Coffins all sizes always on hand. J. RUTHERFORD YETERINARY SHOEING SMITH, - 279 SMIITH ...
TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 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 acconm panied by the name and address of_ the twriter, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. 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 GarIFFIT & SPAZEN, and not to the Enrros. AnDVEzBrisBzNs, in all cases, to be prepaid. Letters and other communications intended for insertion in the news columns should be ddressed to the Editor. Shl1te nat. PUBUSHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 1879. A movement is on foot for the formation of a lacrosse club in Fitzroy, in connection with the Victorian Lacrosse Association. In a casein the Collingwood Police Court, on Tuesday last, Constable Bannon, gave a most epigrammatio...
A MYSTERIOUS MURDER. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 March 1879
A MYSTERIOUS MURDERF Tax Times' Geneva correspondent gives an account of a trial for murder at Fribourg, which has excited great interest in Switzerland. On the 16th of October the body of a little girl about eleven years old was foundhang ing in a shed near the railway station at Fribourg. At first it was supposed that she had committed suicide, but the unanimous opinioan `f medical experts was that the child-had been strangled before being hanged, and that it was a clear case of murder. Search was then made for the assassin. Photographs of the murdered child were sent to every police station in Switzerland, and descriptions of her published in every country in Europe. For several weeks the affair remained an impenetrable mystery, and the detectives were about to abandon their quest in despair, when, by the merest accident, sus picion was thrown on a woman named Buchat, living at Corcells, in canton Vand. The murdered child proved to be hers, and the theory of the pro secution was ...
THE FOUR-LEAVED SHAMROCK. A TALE FOUNDED ON AN IRISH LEGEND. PREFATORY REMARKS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 April 1879
STHE FOUR-LEA VED?:- SHAMROCK. A TiAL FOUNDED ON AN IRIas LEGEND. PREFATORY REMARKS. I HAva much pleasure in offering to the readers of the Mercury, an original tale, by Alfred Phillips, Esq., of more than usual domestic interest. It will, I think, be peculiarly acceptable to those ladies and gentlemen, who hail from "Erin's Fair Isle," because it will revive in the memories of most of them similar pleasing traditions, connected with the legendary history of many of their oldest families. I may mention by the way, that it is more than doubtful, if ever a "four leaved shamrock" has been discovered. The plant is in fact, the common wood sorrel, one which bears but three leaves or rather petals. The name "Shamrock" is the Irish one for the white trefoil, or white clover. The botanical name for it is "trifolium repens" E. A. SAMSON.
CURE FOR DRUNKENNESS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 April 1879
CURE FOR DRUNKENNESS. --- The physicians and temperance men of Chicago are very much excited over a new remedy discovered by a Dr. D'Unger, which, it is asserted, not only cures intemperance, but leaves the drunkard with an unconquerable aver sion to spirituous liquors. The medi cine is red Peruvian bark (cinchona rubra), called by druggists "quill bark," because it comes from twigs about the size of a quill. A pound of this bark is reduced to powder, and soaked in a pint of diluted alcohol. It is then strained and evaporated down to half a pint, so that it is in fact a pound to half a pint. The drunken man is given a teaspoonful of the medicine every three hours, and his tongue is occasionallymoistenedbetween the doses during the first and second days. The third day the dose is gene rally reduced to a half-spoonful, then to a quarter-spoonful, and gradually down to fifteen, ten, aid ivo drops. Tho medicine is continued for a period of from- five to fifteen days, and in ex treme cas...
SINCE I COULD RIDE FOR HALF A FARE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 April 1879
SINCE I COULD RIDE FOR HALF A FARE. Last evening, in a Fitzroy bus, (To Melbourne bound) My thoughts were thus On seeing a child with golden hair Put in the fare box half a fare That ten long years away did glide, How hoth my lnving parents died: Of all the trouble I did share, Since I could ride for half a fare. Ten years ago ! it makes me sigh, A simple, thoughtless child was I; An only child-my mother's pet I think I see her face yet. My father, too, the best of men, Would take me into Melbourne then In Omnibus, and I declare That I could ride for half a fare. I was my tender mother's thought, rd prize the simple toys she bought; How kindly she'd put me to bed. - What words of tederness she said: How gentle she would smooth my brow Dear mother how I miss you now I ne'er forgot my evening prayer, When I could ride for half a fare. Though now my years are sixteen, What fearful changes I have seen ; My youthful life's with sin o'er cast, Since I have prayed years have past. Forgot m...
GREENLAND COURTSHIP. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 April 1879
GREENLAND COURTSHIP. When the Danish missionaries had secured the confidence of the Green landers, marriage was m'ae a religions ceremony. Formerly the man married a woman as the Romans did the Sabine women, by force. One of the mission aries writing in his journal describes the present style of courtship as follows: The suitor coming to the missionary says : "I should like to have a wife." "Whom?" asks the missionary. The man names the woman. "Hast thou spoken wu her?" Sometimes the man will answer, "Yes ; she is not unwilling, but thou knowest womankind." More frequently the answer is "No" "Why not?" "It is difficult? girls are prudish. Thou must speak to her" The missionary summons the girl, and after a little conversation says: "I think I must have thee married " "I won't marry." "What a pity ? I had a suitor for thee." " Whom !" The missionary names the man who has sought his aid. "He is good for nothing. I won't have him." "But, " replies the missionary, " he is a good provide...
COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 April 1879
COLLINGWOOD-Tumsnar. Before Messrs. Eade, Kidney, Barnett, and Turner. Benjamin Bishop was charged with assaulting his wife, Ellen Bishop. The woman said she did not wish to press the charge, she did not think her husband in tended to hurt her, they were joking, and he pushed her and she fell. Con. Gorman deposed that the woman was covered with blood and had to be taken to the hospital in an insensible condition, and she kept her bed for some days. He was doubtful whether the assault was intentional or only the result of drink. Discharged with a caution. James Stewart Brown-for deserting his child. Appeared on remand, and produced an agreement he had made with the prose cutor. Discharged. Order made for 26s. costs. Thos. Leishman, John Leishman, Albert Collins, Wm. Wilson, James Lawler, John Neecroft, George Bird, and Albert Gruner, were charged with being neglected child ren. Con. Nollan found them lying on a heap of stones, in Dight's paddock. Collins, Wilson, Lawler, and Neecroft...
HEIDEDBERG RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 April 1879
HEIDRDBBBRG RACE. The Heidelberg Racing Club held its annual meeting last Saturday afternoon. and the day being fine, a large number of persons were drawn together to witness the events. The races were keenly contested, the performances of the horses evoking a deal of excitement amongst the spectators. A want of punctuality slightly marred the enjoyment, but beyond this, everything passed off satisfactory. Since the last meeting the club has extended its grounds, going to a heavy expense to ensure the comfort and enjoyment of its patrons. The course, in places, has been ploughed, and sown with English grasses, which had the effect of making the running rather heavy, but in a year or two this course willbe one of the prettiest in the colony. Owing to a lack of entries the Steeplechase and Selling Race fell through, so that a Post Handicap had to be substituted in its place. Six horses contested the Hurdle Race, which fell to Sorceress, with Chevalier second. Ashantee won the Heidelbe...
FITZROY—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 April 1879
FITZIOY--THraDAY. Before Messrs. Faulkner, Kidney, Mars den, and McLean. Cecelia Walker was charged with assault ing Jane Franz. It appears that a man named Hook was living at Mrs. Franz's. and he was the father of a child of defend ant's, and also an expectant parent infutuaro. Mrs. Walker went to see him, when some woman came out of the house and struck her, she thought it was Miss Franz that haddone so, and accordingly slapped her face. Fined 5s. Rachel Brown--for insulting behaviour. This woman has lost her husband, and she has apparently a monomania for seeing all the male Browns she can hear of in the hopes of that she will, some day,- come across the real and only original Brown. Mrs. Brown, the complainant, objected to her husband being annoyed, and gave de fendant into custody. Fined 5s. Richard Smith--drunk in charge of a horse and cart. The constable had to follow the man out to Northcote before he could arrest him. Fined 20s. and 2s. costs. Inspector Croker v Langton-off...
ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 April 1879
i. .ii-i . AE#f·leIof Births."an$ ýrd.Sregise~l en e Metropolitan aiad'.lfdbain Districts Jurnng the week-endinge2snd of March, 1879. ! S Distic ' '- ' Cart?tn".. .." 19 Cheltenham ... .. :... Essendon ... Fitzroy ... I0 0 6-: FitiroyNorth ... ... : 48 " 4 Flemington .. ... 2 I, Foot?cray . ... Hawthorn Heidelberg ..' Hotam ... ... o 9 .Keilor Kew, . ... 7... . Maidstone .. .. Malvern ... . Melbourne (South) .. 1 20 Melbourne (West) -...- 3 7 Northcote ... ... . 2 Prahran ... .. '8 8 Richmond .. ...--13- 9 Sandridge ... . 5 1 Emnerald Hill . ... 12 11 South Yarra ... ... . 83, St..Kilda - ... .., 2 4 Williamstown ... ... 5 .1 , 169 140 Of the total' deaths 60 were of children not exceeding the age of 3 years, 48 being under one year.
PRESTON—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 April 1879
PRESTON-THRsnDAY. Before Mr. Shnter, P..., and Messrs. Wood, Clinch, and Short. J.P's Margaret Lewis alias Mary Ann James, was charged with stealing a coat, the property of James Harvey. It appears the woman went into Mr. Mitchell's butcher shop and stole the coat from an inner room. Sen. Con. Marks produced the Gazette containing the record of eighteen previous convictions. Sentenced to three months. Eliza Hope was charged with being an idle and disorderly person. Sen. Con. Marks, of Northcote, and Con. Robertson, of Preston, gave her a very bad character. She wasa regular nuisance to both districts. Sir months' imprisonment.
COLLINGWOOD—FRIDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 April 1879
COLLINGWOOD--FaoAY. Before Messrs Kidney, Bell, and Berry. Frahk Walker was charged with un lawful assault on one F. Falcke. It ap peared that complainant and his brother were returning from a party, when defend ant accosted and followed them, saying he was a detective and had to watch them. He was detained and asked to show his authority, when he struck complainant across the face with a stick. Complainant took him to the lock-up. Defendant said he was drunk, and was very sorry it had occurred. As complainant did not wish to press the charge the case was dismissed with a caution. Michael Butler-drunk and disorderly. Fined 5s. and 2s. 6d. costs, for cab hire. Elizabeth Callapa--drunk and disorderly. Fined 5s, and 2s. 6d. for cab fare. William Jenkins, Alice Holmes, and Frederick Scales, were discharged from custody, having been locked up for being drunk. Ellen Zoclus. A respectable-looking woman, was charged with disobeying summons for unlawful trespass. The features of the case wer...
THE OWNER OF DIGHT'S PADDOCK. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 April 1879
THE O-WNER` OF DIGHTII PADDOCK. f Collingwood readers will feel inte a rested in the following particulars of a I successful Cornishman, which have been a cut from the Cornish Telegraph, e which says:--" Twenty-five years ago g Edward Trenerry, of Buck's Head, left t Truro on a voyage to Australia to push ', his fortune there. He was then under eighteen years of age. He went to a Sydney, crossing the Blue Mountains e by coach, which at that time took three r. days to accomplish what can be done now in a comparatively few hours, to g get to Bathurst. After being there a p month he joined an old Californian digger, went on the Monroe, and wasini tiated as a gold-digger. He then went to the Turon River, and a few months , after he and a party of others agreed e to go to Victoria, and thence to Ben 1 digo. Then there was a rush to Black wood, but, being unsuccessful there, e they proceeded to Ballarat, and got y there on 1st April, 1855. It was fool's r- day, but it was a lucky day for ...