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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 April 1879
PUBUSHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Fincit. SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 1879. THE Suburban Omnibus and Tram Car Company has wound up its affairs -submitted its stock to sale-and is now an affair of the past. It is not our intention at the present to enter into any question as to the wisdom; or otherwise, of its management. Our ob ject is somewhat different. Scarcely has the demise of the company been publicly announced, than the Melbourne Omnibus Company, by placard in their busses,. intimate important changes affecting the Northcote and Abbotsford lines. The company, it will be remem bered, some time ago entered into ar rangements with the inhabitants of Northcote to run a line of busses from Separation-street, Upper Northcote, to the stables. This has been, with a few immaterial changes, carried out in its integrity. We may also say than in its integrity, for as soon as another company commenced running to Clifton Hill, the Melbourna Com pany at once made the whole distance from Northcot...
THE FOUR-LEAVED SHAMROCK. A TALE FOUNDED ON AN IRISH LEGEND. (CHAPTER II CONTINUED.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 April 1879
THE FOUR-LEA VED SHAMROCK. A TALe FOUNDED ON AN IOISH LEGEND. : (CHsPTrE II CONTINUED.) "Rape that bastely stuffaway, Nancy, and bring some wather-my girl never tasted Whisky in her life ! " "Indade thin, she never knew the good of it I Cock her up with wather, indade, when there's a drop of such iligant stuff in the house !" " Drink it yourself, thin ! " "Troth I will ma'am. Nancy McMullen's too good to waste any thing in a neighbor's house that's a comfort to her own stomdach ! By St. Anthony but it's a drop of the real poteen ! God bless the giver and' the receiver !" "I'm better now, mother. Shure your blessin' an' good luck were on me this mornin',. for I found a four-leaved shamrock-see mother-and it has brought me all kinds of good-fortune already." "Lord save us, but she's found the good fairy's gift! only once in a hundred years does it be springin' out of the earth--nh, you're the lucky girl msvourneen,for evtrything will prosper with you 'till the day of your death, and m...
NOTES AND COMMENTS. 18479. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 April 1879
- NOTES AND COMMENTS. BY COSMOPOLITE. - 1814179. OsCE more the Easter holidays are a thing of the past, and although the weather was unpropitious for the suc cessful carrying out of out-door sports, yet the natural buoyancy of the colo nists of Victoria served them in good stead, and despite the rain, mud, and slash that abounded in the cities and suburbs, everybody seemed to make the best of a bad bargain, and endured the discomforts of the time with Spartan fortitude. The various sports were tolerably well patronised by the public, and the favorite spots in the country were, as usual, in great demand. The rain, which was rather unpleasantfor the town residents, was most opportune for the dwellers in the country, and -was welcomed on all sides, for the long continued drought was most disastrous in its effects. Fortunately the rain did not continue for any length of time, so that the grass will not spring up too luxuriously, and cause distress to stock by over-feeding. The pluviant ...
CHAPTER IV., AND LAST. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 April 1879
CHAPTER IV., AND LAST. As soon as the breakfast at Honey suckle Lodge had been done ample justice to, and the cloth removed, Mary retired to her own neat little chamber, where she busied herself in folding her cloak and the hood, though not until she had more than once admired herself in the glass. " Well, I. do look purty-that is I mane the hood I Now off wid you my darlin', for shore an' you're ounly to see high days and holidays. May the saints forgive me, but I've forgot Mrs. O'Toole's letther altogether I What an ongrateful craythur I am to be shure. Let me see thin at once what's in it," and with hands trembling .with' her nervous trepidation she tore open the missive. "'Holy Bridget, what does it mane at all," she exclaimed as she read "Mary, alanna, in the little parcel that accompanies this you will find my charm. I accepted your gift of purity and ¶emembrance; accept mine in 're "turn r The seal must not be broken nor the contents seen until he whom you love shall propose ...
CHAPTER III. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 April 1879
- Crmzav n HIL When Mary O'Brien left Mrs. O'Toole's farm as detailed in the pre ceding chapter, the widow discovered that she had forgotten the principal -gift intended for Mary, so she called the man Patsey, wrote a bit of a note, and instructed him to follow the girl and give it to her, together'with a small parcel, which she produced from her pocket. "Be shure, Patsey, .you give -this into Miss Mary's.own hand.!" "I will ma'am,- but-here Patsey scratched his head 'as if in doubt-"if you plaze what -Miss Mary ami I to give it to ? " "Miss Mary O'Brien I1 and if you call her Molly O'Brien again I'll tell ,you what I mane, you wizened-faced monkey I Make haste an' do my biddin'. If you don't overtake her, "go on to the cottage an' mind you kape your. impi dent tongue'from gosthering while you are there, or I'll clip it for you whin you. come back I Now be off, don't answer me, but go I "-' "Patsey, crestfallen by the widow's rebuff, hastily left the house, . and Mrs. O'Brien, with ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 April 1879
,I'TELL -, -,U THERE,, .;.;::'rNo-Hair utters to equal PROFESSOR I H Ir?GINBOTIIAM. T. HIGGINBOTHAX, S" ensational 'Haircutter, etc., RespctfuUy informs the public that he cuta hair in all the following fashionable styles: Rifle Corps, Garibaldi, Palmerston, Horse Ahoe; Byron, Briitus, Oxford, American; Fre?ch, Cambridge, West bhd, -Dundreary, and Military crop. Haircut and shampio'd T. HIGGINBOTHAM,... 215- SMITH BTREET, FITZBOY..: All kinds of Fancy Pipes, etc. Dunn & .Collins, BOOKSELLERS & STATIONERS, AR'CADE,' SMITH ST., Cheap Books, Cheap Stationery Albums, Bibles, etc., etc. Birthday Presents Poultons' Homoeopathic Medicines. DUNN & COLLINS, ARCADE, SMITH ST., COLLINGWOOD. Funerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN, CX. nd ertt a,6I r At PRICES LOWER: than any house in Victoria. Note the addiss : 203 4 205 S?MITH T., FITZROY. GEORGE :F. .KEITH, UPHOLSTERER, Cabinet Maker AND BEDDING MEANUFACTURER. GRATTANSTREET, CARLTON, Opposite Orderly Room. Spring Mattresses...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 April 1879
GENERALi NOTICE. IFRIE Mercury is published every Saturday 1 Morning. Perorns wishing to have tht paper regularly delivered at thrir place of business or residence will be chalrged is. per -quarter, 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 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 ... .. .. s. Od. To AiDursxas.-Notice fo . zoithdra .adrertiseents must gi i t .sifing. T, HE Mercury can be obtained from any of i the following agents :--Subscription is per quarter. -G. CAiNar e ... 167 -Smith street. Mrs. WOODR?F....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 April 1879
PA NTH.EON WHOLESALE 18 NOW OPEN FOR SINGLE ORDERS AT `WHOLESALE PRICES. 50 GERTRUDE ST. F?ITZELOY'PE WILLIAM SCOTT CENERAL JOBBING 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 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 Dram & Collins, ARCADE, SMITH STREET, AT HALF PRICE. Agent for MESSRS. ALLAN AND CO J. HOLT, COACH BUILDER, 57 PEEL STREET. COLLINGWOOD. I. O. O. F'. A Funerals 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. W, T. FRE...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 April 1879
MARRIAGES. SCHULTZ - VEAL -John Schultz, of Rich- mond, to Mary Elizabeth Veal, of Col- lingwood, on the 26th March, at the residence of the bride's father, Crom- well-street, by Mr. Kinsman, minister of the Free Church of England. THOMPSON - KNIGHT--John Thompson, of Fitzroy, to Matilda Louisa Knight, of Collingwood, on the 2nd April. at the residence of the bride, Reilly-street, by the Rev. N. Kinsman, authorized minister of the Free Church of England. MACDONALD--DIGHT -James Macdonald, of Emerald-hill, to Emily Dight, of Port Albert, on the 3rd April, at the residence of the minister, 128 Moor-street, Fitzroy, by the Rev. N. Kinsman, of the Free Church of England.
THE OLD DEAN. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 April 1879
THE OLD DEAN. TO THE EDITOR or THE MERCURY. Sir, ,--As a subscriber to your paper I was glad to read in the last issue the account given of the Good Old Dean, and all that has been said good of him I can endorse, having arrived soon after the Dean in 1849. But why drag him down in the mire of the meeting held at Abbotsford, Collingwood, which quarrel the good Dean had nothing to do with; and there is, Mr. Editor, another side to the question of Christ Church, Abbotsford; as for St. Pomp's and St. Andrew's I have nothing to say. In your article you say:--" His presence and con duct as a chairman at one of the largest Church business meetings ever held in Collingwood, will be long remembered by all then present. There was a schism at Abbotsford before the erection of St. Philip's. The seceders called a meeting. The Dean was asked by the other side to be present. He attended, and listened most attentively, as chairman, to all that was said. One speaker was particularly noisy, and boast...
ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 April 1879
ABSTRACT OP BIRTHS AND SBright on East . .. ... ... f during the weeks ening, 12th prf 1879. District. ; Brighton East' ... 1 Brunswick ... 1 2 Carlton ... ... 18 15 Caulfield ... ...... Cheltenham ... 3 1 Coburg ... ... 1 Collingwodd ... 14 11 Essendon ... . 2 Fitzroy ... 6 3 ?i?zroy North . ... 3 1 Flemington . .. 2' 1 Footscray ... Hawthorn ... ... 2 . Heidelberg ...1 .. Hotham ... ... 11 10 elor ... ... 1 Kerw ... ... ... 1 2 LMaidstone ... ... ... Malvern ... ... ... 1 Melbourne (South) . ... 8 12 Melbourne (West) ... 4 4 Northcote ... ... Praliran ... ... 5 8 Richmond ... ... 8' 6' Sandridge ... ... 1. 3 Emerald Hill ... 7 8 South Yarra ... ... 1 4 St. Kilda 5 2 Williamstown ... ... - =5. 1 -i2 99 Of the total deaths nearly 458per cent v ere of children not exceeding the age of three years, 36 being ihnder.one year. ender one year. "
INQUESTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 April 1879
INQUESTg. Two inquests were held at the Yarra Bend asylum, last week by C. Candler Esq. Coroner. One on the 18th instant on the body of Bridget O'Rourke, forty-five years old, admitted on the 7th instant from Caulfield, and who died on the 16th instant. The evidence was to the effect that deceased was suddenly taken with a very acute form of brain desease, and became so violent her friends were obliged to have her removed to the asylum, where she was put into a padded cell and kept almost constantly in a camisole, she became exhausted from her own violence and was removed into the hospital ward on the 11thinstant. Rubbed with brandy and sewn up in new flannel and attended to until her death. Verdict -died from acute disease of the brain. The other on the 19th instant was on the= body instant. This was a similar instance of acute brain desease, necessitating the use of the padded cell and camisole. The deceased had to be fed with a stomach pump. • Deceased had been suffering from Rhe...
SERIOUS ACCIDENT FROM FIRE ARMS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 April 1879
SERIOUS ACCIDENT PFRO FIE A aRMR. A serious accident occurred on Monday night, on the Northcote road about five miles from town. About eight o'clock in the evening some boys, who had beer out shooting at the Diamond Creek, were returning home when they met another boy named Bramage, about 14 years old, living at Preston. while talking he took a gun from the boy who was carrying it," William Mark Neymur, about 16 years old and went to discharge it when it burst literally into fragments. Bramage's hand was severely lacerated and the thumb was almost blown off lying completely over no the back of the hand, while a large piece struck Neymur on the forehead, fracturing the frontal bone from which several splinters were taken out. Erancis B. Beaver Esq. J.P. in the kindest manner had the poor boys removed to his own house, where he and his family attended, to them all night. Senr. Con. Marks sent for Dr.Daniels who pronplty attended and dressed the wounds, and on Tuesday morning Bramage w...
ALLIGATORS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 April 1879
ALLIGATORS. A PASSENGER who was going down the Mississippi for the first time in his life secured permission to climb up beside the pilot, a grim old gray-back, who never told a lie in his life. 'Many alligators in this river?' in quired the stranger, after a look round. 'Not so many now since they got to. shooting them for their hides and taller,' was the reply. 'Used to be lots, eh!' 'I don't want to tell about 'em, stranger,' replied the pilot, sighing heavily. 'Why?' ' 'Cause you'd think I was a-lying to you, and that's sumthin' I never do. I kin cheat at keerds, drink whisky, and chaw poor terbacker, but I can't lie.' 'Then there used to be lots of 'em? inquired the stranger. 'I'm 'most afraid to tell ye, mister, but I've counted 'leven hundred ally gators to the mile from Vicksburg clar down to Orleans. That was years ago, afore a shot was ever fired at 'em., 'Well, I don't doubt it,' replied the stranger. 'And I've counted three thousand four hundred and fifty nine of 'em on ...
COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. FRIDAY, APRIL 25. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 April 1879
cOUNCILS. jCITY OF FITZROY. FRIDAY, rAPmdr 25. Present:.Cr. Evans (in the chair) Crs. McMahon, Showers, Ewing, and Holden. The chairman announced that it was his painful duty to announce that since the last meeting the Council had lost the services of Cr. Cunningham, whose funeral they had that day attended. He suggested that, as a mark of respect to his memory, and also to the memory of the Hon. Geo. Harker, an old member of :that Council, who had died that day, the Council should adjourn as soon as the business absolutely necessary had been disposed of. The minutes were then read and c6n firmed. Cr. Evans was elected on the Public Works committee. Cr. Ewing moved--" That a letter of con dolence be sent to Mrs. Cunningham." He bore testimony to the worth of Mr. Cnn ningham, who, he said, " had been removed from his sphere of usefulness here to a higher abode." Cr. Showers seconded the motion which was unanimously adopted. The Council then adjourned until next Friday week.
POLICE. COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. Before the Mayor, and Messrs. Barnett, Levens, and W. Kidney. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 April 1879
POLICE.. COLLINGWOOD-TUZenDA. Before the Mayor, and Messrs. Barnett, Levens, and W. Kidney. Mary Anne Irvine, disorderly pr ostitute who was remanded last Friday to appear on Tuesday, the 22nd inst., for evidence as to her character, was brought up again after our reporter had left the court, and her statement of having been in work proving to be false, she was sentenced bythe bench to twelve months' imprisonment. Jane Palmer, alias Alice Morris, on re mand for being a disorderly prostitute, was sentenced to one month's imprisonment. Mary Baynes, an unfortunate old woman, found asleep on a verandah, was discharged to try and get a living. James Shiels was charged with insulting behaviour by fighting on the Victoria parade. He said he was set on by two others, and had to defend himselL The police gave him a good character, and he was discharged. One drunkard was fined 5s., and one was discharged. William Anderson and John McMahon were brought up as neglected children and remanded for...
ROSE LEGEND'S. (GARDNER'S MAGAZINE) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 April 1879
ROSE LEGENDIS. (GARDNER'S MAGAZINE) IN the neighbourhood of Jerusalem is a pleasant valley, which stills bears the name of Solomon's Rose Garden, and where, according to a Mohammedan myth, a compact was made between the Wise Man and the genii of the Mor ning Land, which was writ, not in blood, like the bond between Faust and Mephistopheles, nor in gall like our modern treaties, but with saffron and rose-water upon the petals of white roses. In Paris, in the sixteenth century, an edict was issued requiring all Jews to wear a rose on their breasts, as a distinguishing mark. In the Catholic Tyrol, in the present day, bethrothed swains are expected to carry a rose during the period of their betrothal, as a warning to young maidens of their engaged state. Roses have played, and still play, an impor tant part in popular usages in many other parts of the world. In Germany, young girls deck their hair with white roses for their confirmation, their entrance into the world, and when, at the e...
TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 April 1879
TO CORRESPONDENTI'S. Rejected communications cannot be returne. under any circumstances whatever. No 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 business communications, including advertisements, orders for the paper, andremittances, be ad dressed to Gmrrrras & SPAVEN, and not to the EDrroB. AnyVBrSEMB 'NTB, in all cases, to beprepaid. Letters and other communications intended for insertion in the news columns should be ddressed to the Editor. In
THE ZULU WAR. GALLANT DEFENCE AT RORKE'S DRIFT. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 April 1879
THE .ZULU WAR. GALLANT DEFENCE AT BOBKE'B DRIFT. Ta following 'des atch of Lieutenant Chard to Lord Chelmsford has been telegraphed by the special correspon dent of the Daily Telegraph from Madeira: • "Rorke's Drift, Jan. 25. "My Lord,-I have the honour to report that on the 22nd inst. I was left in command at Rorke's Drift by Major Spalding, who went to He!pmakaar in order to hurry forward a company of the 24th Regiment. I was specially ordered toprotecttheponts. At3.15p.m. that day I was watching at the ponts, when two men camne towards us from Zululand at a gallop. They shouted out, and were taken across the river; and I was then informed by one of them-Lieutenant Adendorff, of Commandant Lonsdale's regiment, who afterwards remained to assist in the defence-of the disaster befallen at the Isandula camp, and that the Zulus were advancing upon Rorke's Drift. The other, a Carabineer, rode on to take the news forward to Helpmakaar. "Almost immediately afterwards I received a message ...
ST. SAVIOUR'S SUNDAY SCHOOL. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 April 1879
ST. SAVIOUR'S SUNDAY SCHOOL. TO THE EDITOR OF THE EERCURY. Sze,-In your contemporary's pages of last week's issue I observed a rather long paragraph, written at the instance of some one in connection with St. Philip's Sunday School or.Church. Theformer part of that paragraph I shall not interfere with, as it relates entirely to St.Philip's SundaySchool, but the latter portion of it, that contains various statements against St. Saviour's Sunday School, I most emphatically say as utterly false. In the first place it reads thus :-" That St. Saviour's Sunday School broke out of the ranks, and marched on to the Town Hall, which is asserted washeart rending to the Rev. John Caton to witness such a disgraceful scene." In reply to this I deny ever having been in rank with St. Philip's, and consequently could not break out of it. We first met St. Philip's at the intersection of Victoria-parade and Napier street, and upon Mr. Caton seeing our school advancing, under a beautifully illuminated ...