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A MEDICAL MYSTERY. A PHYSICIAN'S STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 April 1879

A MEDICAL MYSITERY. -A PsI9arcan's STOaTY. I HAIr gone to see an old friend who is now a famous physician in a great city. .Years. had passed- away since we had last met and parted.. He then held a variety of official appointments, which looked rather imposing when put down on paper, but which meant a great expenditure of time and costly medicine at a remuneration that was unremunerative. But all good things come to the man who works and waits. ;I had been delighted to hear of my "old friend's success; and when I availed myself of his standing invitation to "bestow myself" upon him for a short time, I was equally delighted" to find that prosperity had not in the slightest degree harmed him. It had acted like a kindly sun and soft breezes in eliciting the best flowers and fruits of character. One night I sat late with him after dinner, discussing the wine and walnuts; the ladies had gone to an evening party, for which, after a busy day, we hardly felt up to the mark. We talked of old...

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NOTES AND COMMENTS. 11479. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 April 1879

NOTES AND COMMENTS. BY CosMOPOLrTE. 114 [ 79. I Was waked this morning by the melodious tones of some half-dozen boys, yelling in unison "Hot cross buns," and the fact dawned upon my sleepy senses that it was Good Friday. Visions of dosing children to mollify the effects of eating hot and half-cooked dough, sarcastically called buns, with about as many currants in it as there are in a sailor's pudding, flitted across my mind, and I asked myself why such old-fashioned absurdities as hot cross buns are tolerated in this colony of boasted originality.. Out upon such relies of a dark and by-gone age, the fulfilment of whose outre demands causes all the gastronomic juices of one's body to revolt, inducing indi gestion, and promoting discomfort. It is n't any use telling the baker that you don't want any, for he rouses you up before reasonable hours in the morning, and ere you can object a couple-of dozen flat half-stewed lumps of moist dough are deposited inside your door. Ugh I when wil...

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SHIRE OF JIKA. MONDAY, APRIL 7. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 April 1879

SHIRE OF JIKA. Mo.oAr. ApR.L 7. Present: Crs. Dennis (chairman) Plant, Bastings, Paterson, Mitchell, O'Keefe, Sorbey. Ellison, and Clinch. Mr. J. Hamilton was heard in support of a complaint that his neighbors were in the habit of making use of his land to get to the creek for water, and in doing so left the slip-panel down, thus permitting his cattle to wander, and the cattle of others to enter upon his land, whereby he suffered serious loss. On the motion of Cr. Paterson, seconded by Cr. Clinch, the surveyor was instructed to inspect the place. coRBEsPONDENCE. From Water Supply Department, asking, as it was proposed to reticulate Lowery street; Epping-road, from Murray-road to Oakover-road; Plenty-read, from Ivanhoe to Gower-street; whether such roadways have been formed to the permanent levels, and if not whether the Council would undertake to defray the cost of relaying pipes if found necessary. Also to know the number of fire-plugs the council re quired to be fixed. Cr. Basting...

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THE FOUR-LEAVED SHAMROCK. A TALE FOUNDED ON AN IRISH LEGEND. CHAPTER II. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 April 1879

THE FOUR-LEA VED SHAMROCK. A TALE FOUNDED ON AN IRISH LEGEND. CHIAPTER II. During, his life, Mary O'B'Aen's father had been a farmer, who, by industry and self-denial, was able, at his death, to leave his widow a small holding, consisting of a neat cottage and about two acres of land. The cottage, though little larger, I had greater pretensions than a mere f cabin, and from the fact that the whole of its front was covered with odorous bunches of honey-suckle, was known for miles around, as "Honeysuckle cottage." f Every particle of land that could be spared from the cow, was turned into a t fruit and vegetable garden, the produce of which, with the butter fromthecow, and the eggs from the poultry, which e Mary had great skill in rearing, enabled her mother to maintain her domicile in a some degree of comfort and respect f ability. Mrs. O'Brien's illness was a great trial to the affectionate Mary, the old woman had been laid up with cold and i rheumatism, but the girl comforted herse...

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COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 April 1879

COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. WEDNESDAT, AParI 9. Present: The Mayor. (Cr. Tucker) Crs., Evans, McMahon, Ewing, Holden, and Showers. The minutes of previous meeting and outward correspondence were read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. From Town Clerk's office, Melbourne, acknowledging the receipt of letter in reference to Municipal Loans, andnotifying that the same would be brought under the notice of that body. Received. From Borough of Clunes, in re proposed alteration of law relative to. municipal loans, declining to take any action thereon as it did not affect the interests of that Borough. Received. -From Mr. Nettleton, photographer, offering his services for the purpose of photographing views of the City of Fitzroy, for the Sydney and Victorian Exhibition. Referred to Exhibition Committee. The Melbourne Savings Bank returned thanks for the courtesy shown in granting application for placing Bank notices in the public buildings of the city. Received. From Mr. Scott, applying for a re...

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MEN WITH WHOM I MEET. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 April 1879

MEN WITH WHOM I MEET. Bi CosOProTrrE. LAST week I painted the characters of two prominent personages holding no very exalted positions in the minds of sensible men, an d in accordance to pro mise I intend 'Co draw the outlines of others with whom I meet, from week to week, un.til the list is exhausted, presuming that. the articles will prove acceptable to the readers of The MAercury. The next character on the prograw .me is - The Knowing Man.-This individual usuall .y takes his abode in some one of the - principal streets of a fashionable sub' jrb, sets up a fine establishment, wit' h servants, horses, dogs, and all the lit' dle et ceteras that tend to make life C'r mfortable. His furniture is of I .Iocke's best make, and the appurten ances of his household are of the most .recherche description, showing that he "s of a highly refined taste. Nothing .paltry or mean is tolerated, but on the -'ontrary everything is of a nature be fitting his .apparent position. He ispends money, while...

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SHIRE OF HEIDELBERG. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 April 1879

SHIRE OF HEIDEL8FEG., WEDN?aDAY, APRIL 9. Present: -Crs. Smith (in the chair), Davey, Bond, Dnn?an, Scotland, Peers, and Wragge. Cr. Smith reported that he had attended the conference, re tolls, in company with the other members appointed. The resnlt had been already made known by the public prints. COsaRsPONDENCL From Department of Agriculture, re quiring applications for grants for parks and gardens. The secretary had forwarded returns, showing that X.253 12s. 10d., had been contributed from local sources, and expended on the gardens. From City of Fitzroy--circular re muni cipal loans in future being contracted on the system of deferred payments. Cr. Smith thought that although Heidel berg f:tn: '??ey di,1 ',"t r. liire to borr--., yet he thought the movement deserved sympathy. For instance, if a very heavy flood came down, and all the bridges were carried away, Heidelberg might be glad to borrow on such a system. Cr. Wragge thought it would lead to great extravagance. The country...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 April 1879

PANTHEON WHOLESALE NOW OPEN FOR SINGLE ORDERS AT WHOLESALE PRICES, 50 GERTRUDE ST. WILLIAM SCOTT GENERALJOBBING 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 - Gertrude St., Fitzroy. Clothes Cleaned, Repaired, and Pressed' equal to new. Gentlemen's own materials made up in first-rate style. MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC ! HALF 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, COLLING WOOD. I. 0. O . . F. " * Funerals furnished on Sshortest 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, ...

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The Merqury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 April 1879

PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, APRTL 12, 1879. Re-opening services in connection with the East Melbourne Congregational church are announced to be held on Easter Sunday. On the following Thursday, a tea meeting will be held in the schoolroom. The "Old Catholic Pic-nic" will be held as usual on the Warehousemen's cricket ground on Easter Monday It is announced that the proceeds will be equally divided between the Magdalen Asylum, the Catholic Orphanage, and the building fund of the Hibernian Hall. Aletter was read at the Heidelberg Council, on Wednesday list, respecting the col lection of Agricultural Statistics, in which it was asserted that the office of the Government Statist was the " Sanctuary of red tape " and that " the boasted secrecy was purely mythical. " The Early Closing Association announce a promenade concert for this afternoon, to take place in the Botanical Gardens, the proceeds to be handed over to the Sick Children's Hospital. Allan's Premie...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 April 1879

REGISTRATION of BIRTHS & DEATHS COLLINGWOOD DISTRICT, Office-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. CENTRAL PROVINCE. EasT aer Ws'r FrrEzao DivIsIoNs. filHE RUPPLEMENTARY LISTS of per. t sons entitled to vote for members of the Legislative Council are now in my possession, and may be inspected by any person concerned therein at my office, 185 Mapier-street, corner of Greeves-street, Fitzroy, up to and inclusive of Friday, 18th April (Sundays excepted.) JOSEPH DUKE, Electoral Registrar. CEN t'RAL PROVINCE. ABBsSOsOBD AND NOaRT Gr.AsswousE DmsioNws. ,lHE SUPPLEMENTARY LISTS of per sons entitled to vote for members of the Legislative Council are now in my possession, and may be inspected by any person interested therein at my office, 62 Stanley-street, Collingwood, up to and inclusive of Friday 18th April (Sundays excepted). THOMAS COLE, Electoral Registrar. CENTRAL PROVINCE. SOUTH GrLssnouss DIVIs...

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ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 April 1879

ABSTRACT OP BIRTHS AYD DEATHS. AssRcr. of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week ending 5th of April, 1879. District. S Brighton ... ... 3 2 Brighton East ... .. 1 .. Brunswick ... ... 3 ... Carlton ... ... 63 10 Caulfield ... ... 1 1 Cheltenham ... ... .. Coburg -. . ... 1 Collingwood ... .. 14 9 Essendon ... .. 2 Fitzroy ... 9 3 Fitzroy North .. .. 5 6 Flemington ... ... 2 3 Footecray ... ... 6 Hawthorn ... . 2 Heidelberg ... . 1 - Hotham ... ... 18 8 Keilor - - Kew .. ... .. 83 2 Maidstone ... ... Malvern . »- - 2. Melbourne (South) ... 8 15 Melbourne (West) .. 5 3 Northeote ... Prahran .. - 9 7 Richmond .. . 14 : Sandridge .. - 5 3 Emerald Hill ... ... 15 6 South Yarr ..---. ... 8 6 St. Kida ... .. 5 6 Williamstown ... ... 7 1 209! 101 Of the' total deat..- 45 were of children not exceeding the age of 3years, 36 being underone year.' -

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A MEDICAL MYSTERY. A PHYSICIAN'S STORY. (Concluded from our last.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 April 1879

A MEDICAL MYSTERY. A PrsIxcii's STORY. (Concluded from our last.) "I was called in, one hot summer day, to see a venerable gentleman who had been partaking with the utmost freedom of the luxurious fruit of his garden, to which he attributed various disagreeable symptoms. I ventured to hint to the revered gentleman that a little moderation would not be unfit ting his years and his symptoms. I strolled with him through his shady walks, and assuring him that strawber ries were very bad for his complaint, partook liberally of them myself. I thought that a very simple prescription would make him all right at once, and I was a little surprised to be awoke up at two o'clock one morning and be told that he was dangerously ill. Now, if there is one thing to which- I object more than another, it is to being called out at two o'clock in the morning.- In my time I have been doctor to a local club, and I have been called out at that unearthly hour, across the snow on a winter's night, and have f...

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MEN WITH WHOM I MEET. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 April 1879

ME~ WITH WHOM I MEET. Br CosxoroL.rra. Tax extra-pious man is the next character to be held up to view and censure. This individual is usually of most urbane temperament, nothing puts him out or excites his anger in the slightest degree, and to all ap pearance he is one who might naturally be expected to turn the right cheek to his adversary if smitten on the left At tea meetings, lectures, and mutual improvement societies, he fills promi nent positions, nothing can be a success unless he has a finger in the pie. When he goes forth to his daily work a packet= of tracts, (pronounced traks) finds a corner in his coat pocket, and these he distributes to the other workmen employed by the same firm thathas the honor of paying him wages. Tie neither drinks, smokes, nor snuffs ; and should those of his acquaintances indulge in any of these vicious habits, he is regarded as being almost beyond the pale of redemption, a frightful example of moral depravity, and a willing slave to His Satanic...

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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 April 1879

"What number?" the draper's young man asked, when a girl inquired for stockings.-"Do you think I've only got one leg? ' she retorted. - Scotch Farmer (to farm-servant who ha, been unwell for some time): "Man Mathew: isthatyon? I heard ye was deed." Mathews "Aye, I heard that tae, but I kent fine it was a lee." "How came you to be lost? " asked a sympsthetic gentleman of a little" boy he founderying in the street for his mother. "I ain't lost." he exclaimed; "but m-m-my mother is, and I can't find her."

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POLICE. FITZROY—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 April 1879

SPOLICE. FITZROY-Taf8DAYT. 3-ore. ers- Mars~en n.l McLtean, Frederick Moule, aged 17 years, was brought up. charged jith wilfully damagi?ng property. The prosecutor, on entering the witness box, stated he had withdrawn the charge. The father of the boy, at the re quest of the bench, stated that his son for some time past had associated with bad companions, but hoped the bench would let him off on this occasion, and if he again appeared before their worships that they would administer a severe punishment. Mr. Marsden then, in a kindly manner, pointed out the folly of associating with bad companions. Advised to go to his work, and above all things to keep good hours at night. The youth promised to abandon his evil companions and other wise attend to the advice of the bench, when he was discharged. Maryann Morgan-on remand-charged with being a disorderly prostitute. The constable gave evidence that she was a married woman and that the husband lived by the prisoner's prostitution. The b...

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PRESTON—THURSDAY. Before Messrs. Beaver, Short, Dennis, Wood and Clinch. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 April 1879

PRESTON= THvrSDYr. BeforeMessers.Beaver, Short,Dennis, Wood and Clinch. Charles Rippon was charged on summons with embezzling the funds of the Jika Shire Council on the 19th December, 1878. Mr. Wilkinson appeared for the defence, and stated that it was very much against his client's inclination that the matter was not brought forward that day, but owing to the absence of Mr. Purves it was impera tive. He however produced the consent of the solicitors for the prosecution, and there was no appearance for the other side. Case adjourned until next court day, 1st May, 1879. Joseph Thomas was charged with unlaw fully assaulting Anthony Henaghan on Saturday. 5th April. Mr. Bead for com plainant. The evidence of Mr. Henaghan and two witnesses fully supported the state ment as given in The Mercury last Saturday. with the additional evidence that after the assault on Mr. Henaghan, Thomas had had a fight with a man named Krone before he visited the doctor. The bench considered a most unprovoke...

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COLLINGWOOD—FRIDAY. Before His Worship the Mayor, Messrs. William Kidney, Bell, and Berry, J's.P. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 April 1879

COLLINGWOOD-Famnr. Before His Worship the Mayor, Messrs William Kidney, Bell, and Berry, J's.P. John Drewery, Henry Thompson, and John Ashworth, were charged with having no lawful visible means of support. Cons. Bannon and Key went to the tannery in Reilly-street about three o'clock on Sunday morning, and found the three boys there. Ashworth had two sentences of two years each in the reformatory, and one sentence for larceny. Thompson hadfive convictions for larceny against him, and twelve monthas' training ship, and Drewery three years on training ship. Given forty-eight hours to go up country to work. If found after wards will be severely dealt with. Margaret Leishman, the danghter of. the woman previously before the court, and whose two brothers were sent to the schools for lengthened periods; and Elizabeth George, were charged with being disorderly prostitutes. Con. Scott gave evidence of gross misconduct in Vere-street, on the banks of the Yaria, and in Dight's Pad dock, about ...

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COUNCILS. CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 April 1879

COUNCILS. CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WZ.DESDAL, APrIL 16. Present: His Worship the Mayor. Crs. Turner, Keele, Wright, Upton, Hanslow. Bryant, Smith, and Peters. The minutes were read and confirmed. Correspondence outwards read. COBnPso aDsucE. City of Fitzroy re future loans being contracted, on the principle of deferred payment of the loan for a certain number of years (say 10) interest only being pay able during that period. Cr. Smith thought it ought to go a little farther and stipulate that the loans be not repaid at all, he would then support the proposition. He considered it was a ridiculous suggestion the Coancil should have nothing to do with. Cr. Turner concurred. He certainly would never agree to saddle posterity to such an extent. If Collingwood had reason to be proud it was that there was no loan. He thought the scheme would only behold ing out an inducement to impecunious bodies to ran into debt. Received. Statement of collector of the Alfred Hospital on resigning his positio...

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TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 April 1879

TO CORRESPONDENTS. Rejected communications cannot be returned under any circumstances whatever. N'o 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 faith. To avoid inconvenience and delay to persons interested we have to request that all businesi. communications, including advertisements, orders o:r the paper, and remittances, be ad dressed to GEIFFITH & SPAVIN, and not to the Enrrou. ADYETISEME?z Ts. in all cases, tobe prepaid. Letters and other communications intended for insertion, in the news columns should be ddresseir to the Editor.

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NEW ZEALAND NOTES. (DAILY TIMES.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 April 1879

- (DAILYzTrr as.)?' =x Great floods occirredin Dunedin on the -irtobello ha's been connieted with" P6rt ChVlmers by a telegraph wire. '.: : " J:iThe Georgia Minstrells'are "doin " the -rovinices. -. ="-ITen nights in a bar-room" is being 'played 'to croiwded houses at 'the Queen's .heatre; Dunedin. -A man named.Brown fell into a boiling -vat at the New Zealand Meat Preserving Works at Washdyke, recently .and was horribly scalded, the flesh hanging in shreds. He was removed to the Hos pital, where he died. " A sad occurrence took place on March 24th, says the Otago Daily Times. :Andrew ?aisley, a young man 18 years of age, and the eldest son. of Mr. Robert Paisley, a fairmn at the Upper Junction, went out about 7 o'clock. in the evening to shoot rabbits with a dcuble-barrelled pistol Next niorninghe -:as found dead, with hisbrains blown out, in a paddock not far from his father's house, by a young woman named Eliza Lemond. In the deceased's right hand there remained the pistol, and t...

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