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COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. Before the Mayor, and Messrs. W. Kidney, Barrett, and Bell. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 3 May 1879
COLLINGWOOD--TuESDAT. Before the Mayor, and Messrs. W. Kidney. Barrett, and Bell. Andrew Kirwan and John Nelson, two young men, were charged with damaging the windows and doors of Mr. Curtain's Weighbridge Hotel to the extent of £315s. Mr. Walker appeared for the defendants, and offered to pay the damage if the case were withdrawn, but the bench decided to hear the evidence. It appeared the defen dants and a number of other larrikins, knocked at the door about one o'clock on Sunday morning, after Mr. Curtain had gone to bed, and when refused drink they had kicked and burst olen the door, and threw stones through the windows. Mr. Curtain sent for Con. Murphy, and followed the larrikins down Johnston-street, where they broke other windows. Con. Murphy arrested the defendants in Dight's Pad dock; they were connected with a very bad lot about Regent-street. Fined 20s., and 27s. 6d. damages, or one month's imprison ment each. The bench said they were determined to put down larrikinism. J...
COUNCILS. CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WEDNDESAY APRIL 30. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 3 May 1879
COUNCILS. CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WEDNuDESAY APRIL 30. Present: Cr. Upton (in the chair,) Cra. Keele, Peters, Wright, and Bryant. The minutes and correspondence outwards were read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. Central Board of Health, asking for plans of the proposed diversion, of Reilly-street drain, said to have been prepared about two years ago. An answer had been sent that the drawings would be open forinspec tion at any time, the Board might think fit to appoint. Richmond Town Clerk, complaining of the state of Victoria-street. Reply sent that the work was now in hand. Town Clerk, Kew, agreeing to the painting of the oJhnston-street Bridge. Town Clerk, Melbourne. The City of Melbourne is going- to spend £120 on shade trees for Victoria Parade and asking the co-operation of the City of Collingwood. ILeceived. Michael Hoey, offering about 200 yards surplus metal at 4s. 2d. Offer accepted. REPORTS OF COMMITmIES Public Works recommending accounts £267. Uls. 9d. also that Eli Perny's ...
FITZROY—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 3 May 1879
FITrZ OY-TwmsSDAY. Before Messrs. Kidney, Marsden, and McLean. Three drunkards were dealt with. Tomlins v. Stone. Stone v. Tomlins. Stone junior, v. Tomlins-assault. Mr. Lyons for Mr. Tomlins. Mr. McKean for Mr. Stone. It appeared that as the schools were assembling on Sunday afternoon last, Mrs. Tomlins was passing along King William-street, when she was grossly in sulted by young Stone. Mr. Tomlins inter fered, but the boy only continued his impn dence, and Mr. Tomlins boxed his ears. Stone senior came out, and Mr. Tomlins complained to him of the conduct of his boy, when Stone struck Tomlins violently twice in the face, whereupon Tomlins gave Stone a thorough good thrashing. Mr. Bennette, J.P., and four other witnesses, corroborated this statement. The Stones declared that Tomlins was the aggressor, and produced three witnesses in corrobor ation. Stone was fined 50s. and .~3 3s. costs. The cross cses against Tomlins were dismissed.
FATAL ACCIDENT FROM BURSTING OF A FOWLING PIECE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 3 May 1879
FATAL ACCIDENT F"ROM BURSTING OF A FOWLING PIECE. An inquest was held by C. Candler, Esq., coroner, at the Vine hotel Wellington-street, Collingwood, on the body of William Nyeman aged 15 years, who died at his parents' residence, Glasgow-street, Collingwood, on the 28th April. Dr. Frederick Daniel deposed he was called in to attend deceased on Monday, the 21st April, about eight o'clock in the evening. He was suffering from a large gun-shot wound cutting the scalp from the left eye to the right ear, severely fracturing the skull in the same line, the membranes of the brain were lacerated, and the brain substance itself was exuding. He attended deceased until his death, which occurred yesterday. The wound was such as would be caused by the bursting of the gun produced, it was not from a shot discharged from the gun. Deceased was sensible and conscious at times. Death was inevitable. The evidence of Ralph Bramage and Frederick Small, was to the effect that a party of seven or eight b...
ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 3 May 1879
ABThACT OF BIRTHB AND \ AssmRAcr of Bi -Y-deaths registered in t adSburban4is.cts 1879. BightonEast 1 ' Brunswick ... .. 2 1 Cainton 7 17 caulfield ... Cheltenham ,, ... 1 .. Coburg ... 1 2 Collingwood ... ... 16 8 Essendon ... ..1 Fitkroy . .. 9 /5 _itiioy North .. 8 1 Flemington ... Footscray ... ... 4 Hawthorn ... . 2 2 Heidelberg 1 ... Hotham :11 " 9 Keilor ... . 1 Kew ... ... ... 1 1 Maidstone ... ... 2 Malvern ... ... 1 Melbourne (South) ... 4 32 Melbourne (West) . 8 8. Northcote 4... . 4 Prabran ... ... 2 11 Bichmoº l ... ... 9 - 12 Sandridge ... ... 4 3 Emerald Hill ... 16 8 Soutli'Yarra ... ... 3 St. ,Kilda ... ... 5 2 Villiamstown ... ... 9 3 127 133 Of the total deaths nearly 40} per cent were of children not exceeling the age of three years, 42 being under one year.
ST. PHILIP'S SUNDAY SCHOOL. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 3 May 1879
.ST. PHILIPS SUNDAY SCHOOL. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. Smr,-I cannot express the indignation I feel when I think that any one should be found holding office in a Church of Eng land Sunday school, who can write about a clergyman as Mr. John D. Carruthers wrote in your last issue about our Incumbent. As Mr. Caton has answered the letter through your contemporary, I will content myself by saying that as an eye-witness of the whole affair I must condemn the con duct of the leaders of St. Saviour's S.S. I hope that we shall never have, as Secretary of St. Philip's S.S. one who will write about a clergyman as the Secretary of St. Saviour's has written about ours. Yours, etc., A. M. MOETLEY. All further correspondence on this sub ject must cease-ED.
CHAPTER III. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 3 May 1879
CHAPTER III. The winter was past, and the warm spring weather was come-bright, cheerful, exhilarating May weather, with yet a lingering spice of winter in the chill, clear air of the morning. The snowy breakfast-cloth was laid in cousin Tabby's ground-parlor, and the three ladies were assembled round the table, awaiting the down-coming of Kendall Ayre. The cloth was of the whitest, and the silver of the brightest; the general appearance of the room, of the cleanliest and most inviting. Miss Tabitha would insist upon having the ground-parlor "made nice,"as she said, for breakfast; she hated slovenliness in any shape or form-and woe betided Deborah, the ancient hand-maiden, if she suffered the young housemaid under her-for whose actions Miss Tabby considered Deborah responsible -to leave a speck of dust for Miss Tabitha's finger to point out, when she came down-stairs in the morning. Millicent Craig had been home five months now, and she and Kendall Ayre were marvellously good friends...
THE DREAM AND THE AWAKENING. CHAPTER II—CONTINUED. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 3 May 1879
THEI. DREAM AND THE AWAKENING. CHAPTER 11-CONTINUED. ":This is he," whispered Millicent Craig, quickly. Joanna only stared. . Millicent," she said, at last, in amazement, "why, this is Kendall Ayre I" For' a moment the younger Miss Craig's self-possession deserted her but for a moment only--for, when Kendall came forward and raised his hat, -she laughed her usual clear, rippling laugh, and extended her little hand frankly towards him. "Joanna, how funny, how very funny," she said-to find out we're not strangers after all !" "In a manner-no," Joanna res ponded, trying to speak gaily, and not succeeding very wonderfully. "I suppose an introduction will be superfluous now ?" " Quite superfluous, Joanna," Ken. dall answered; "Miss Millicent's anxiety about the lost luggage, and my own humble assistance in finding it again, paved the way for friendship without the slightest ceremony-did it not? "-turning to Millicent. "Oh, yes," she admitted, smiling; "but then you had an unfair advantag...
VILLAGES OF THE PRAIRIE DOG. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 3 May 1879
VILLAGES OF THE JPRAIRIE DOG. The barking squirrels, or prairie dogs, live together in great societies, especially upon those portions of the prairies where the so-called buffalo grass grows most luxuriantly, this grass and succulent roots constituting their chief food. They live in burrows, which they dig in the ground at a dis. tance of twelve or fifteen feet apart ; a hard beaten path runs from burrow to borrow, and would seem to give evi dence of the sociable disposition of the animals ; and at the month of every burrow there is a little hillock, formed by the earth thrown out of it, which serves the occupant as a watch tower. These burrows are usually so numerous upon favorable pieces of ground that the space occupied by them is quite populous, and presents a scene of con siderable animation when the inhabi tants are out in the pursuit of their business or their pleasure, and hence they are in common parlance spoken of as "towns" or "villages." Their curious appearance is heigh...
FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 3 May 1879
FOOTBALL. The Clifton Football Club, play their opening match to-day, against Studley. All to be chosen to play. for the former, are requested to be on the ground at 2.30. p.m. when the team will be chosen. The following matches are arranged for the Clifton 1st twenty during the season 1879. May3-Studley, Clifton Hill. 10 Albert Park, South Melbourne. 17-Hot ham, Royal Park. 24-South Yarra Stan dard, Clifton Hill. 31-Lincoln United, Clifton Hill. June 7-Vacant.. 14 Carlton second, Carlton Oval. 21--Carl ton United, Clifton Bill. 28-Rising Sun, Clifton Hill. July 5--Vacant. 12-South Yarra Standard, Fawkner Park. 19 .otham United, Royal Park. 26-Studley, Clifton Bill August 2-Lincoln United, Royal Park. 9--Carlton second, Clifton BIIl. 16-Rising Sun, Albert Park. 23 Vacant. 30-Heidelberg, Heidelberg. Sept. 6-Hotham United, Clifton Hill. 13--Hotham, Clifton Hill. .20-Carlton United, Royal Ps1s.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 3 May 1879
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MEN WITH WHOM I MEET. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 3 May 1879
MEN WITH WHOM I MEET. BY B CosMoPOzITE. THE following article, an extract from the Liberal Review, has been: kindly supplied me by a friend, and as I have been sorely pressed for time during the past week, I present it to my readers in the stead of an original one : Few people can keep a secret, but most persons like to be the happy pos sessors of one. Thus the Confidential Man is very popular, and patiently listened to whenever he speaks. When he takes you by your button-hole, and leads you into a corner, and arches his brows in a significant manner, a sense of enjoyment is accustomed to steal over you, and you prepare yourself for a grand revelation. You have an ink ling that he has something "spicy" to tell you, the flavor of which will be all the more delicious on account of the my=tery surrounding it. And it must be admitted that generally your ex pectations are not raised to be dashed to the ground. Often, he will pave the way for what he has to state by ad ministering to you ...
THE LAWYERS AND THE CATS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 3 May 1879
THE LAWYERS AND THE CAdT. Two Arkansas lawyers were domes ticated in the rude hotel of a country .town.. The hotel was crowded, and . the room allotted to our two heroes was also occupied by six or eight others. Shake down beds, enough to accom modate the guests, were disposed about the room, against the four walls, leav ing a large open in the centre of the apartment. Judge Clark lay with his head to the north, on one side, and Judge Thomas lay with his head to the south, on the other side of the room. So far as that room is concerned, it might be said that their heads repre sented the- north and south poles respectively. All the other beds in the room were occupied. The centre part of the room was deemed neutral ground, in which the occupants of the differe:t beds had equal rights. Here, in pic turesque confusion, lay the boots, hats, coats and breeches of the sleepers. There were no windows, and though the door was open,there being no moon, the night was very dark in that room. T...
PRESTON—THURSDAY. Before Mr. Shuter, P.M., and Messrs. Church, Wood, and Short, J.'sP. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 3 May 1879
PELSTON- THua?D?Y. Before Mr. Shuter, P.M., and Messrs. Church, Wood, and Short, J.'sP. George Bryan was charged with being drunk while in charge of a horse and cart, and was fined 5s. and 2s. 6d. costs. One drunkard was fined 2s. 6d. and 2s. 6d. coets. Two oases of being found asleep on a dray, and cattle wandering, were disposed of by fines. ALLUGED EH BEZZLEMKENT BY THE sHIRE SECRETARY. The President of the Shire of Jika v. Charles Rippon.-The summons against the defendant, Charles Rippon ran as follows: -"That you being then employed in the capacity of clerk or servant for the presi dent, councillors, and ratepayers of the Shire of Jika, did receive and take into your possession, for and on account of the president, councillors, and ratepayeis afore said, your employers, the sum of forty pounds ten shillings in money, and the same did feloniously and fraudulently em bezzle, against the Statute in such case made and provided." Mr. Molesworth appeared for the prose cution, and Mr....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 3 May 1879
REGISTRATION of BIRTHS & DEATHS FOR 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. FITZROY COUNCIL ELECTION. TO the Ratepayers of Fitzroy--Ladies SandGentlemen-It having beenreported that I do not intend to contest the next Council Election, I beg to state that such report is untrue, and that it is my inten tion (D.V). again to seek your suffrages, when I hope to be once more returned to look after your interests at the-Council .Board. remain, Your obedient servant, SAMUEL LYONS. 13 Moor-.street. January 27,1879. CITY OF FITZROY COUNCIL. ErrsioanODneA VACANCr T ADIES AND GENTLEMEN.-Having J alre:ldy contested two elections, and having been requested to do so again by a large number of my friends, I consider it my duty to offer myself as a candidate for the seat in the City Council, rendered vac ant by the death of the late P. Cunningham, Esq. Sh-ild you honor me by electing...
The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, MAY 3, 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 3 May 1879
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omrnia Vincit. SATURDAY, MAY 3, 1879. THE strictures we recently passed, Mercury April 5th, on those who allowed themselves to be nominated to positions as Municipal .Councillors, Members of Committees of Building Societies and other positions they were unfitted for, or unequal to the duties thereof, have been amply justified during the past three weeks by the proceedings of the Committees of the two great Victorian Charities, The ' Melbourne Hospital and the Benevolent Asylum. At the Hospital it was asserted that one doctor during his term of office had only been in the Institution twice, then for only about ten minutes altogether and that he had not been into the wards at all. Further that other doctors had been equally negligent and that one of the wards had not been -visited by either resident or honorary officers for a period of six months. Can it be said that such a state of things could exist, if the Committee of Management discharged their dut...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 3 May 1879
PANTHE ON WHOLESALE IB NOW OPEN FOR SINGLE ORDERS AT WHOLESALE PRICES. o50 GERTRUDE ST. FITZI=Oy. 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 upin first-rate style. MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC! HALF PRICE ! HALF PRICE ! HALF PRICE ! All the newest Music sold by Dnnm & Collins, ARCADE, SMITH STREET, AT HALF PRICE. Agent for MESSRS. ALLAN AND CO J. HOLT, COACH BUILDER, 57 PEEL STREET. C OL LING WOOD. I. .c c. '. ? Funerals furnished on Sshortest notice. Single and pair horse heaises, 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. ...
COLLINGWOOD—FRIDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 3 May 1879
COLLINGWOOD-DPuDAr. Before the Mayor, Messrs. Kidney, Bell, Berry, and Morgan. Mary Irvine-charged with vagrancy. and remanded last week, to see if any of her family would have anything to do with her, was now brought up. She had been unsuccessful and was sent to gaol for six weeks. Mary McGrath--on remand, for being a disorderly prostitute. This is the woman who stripped herself in the street, and the constable swore he had seen her with three different men on three nights during the last fortnight, and each she had said was her husband. He had seen her accost men on several occasions. A man came forward and said he was prisoner's brother-in-law, her husband was living as cook in Mel bourne. She had been married eighteen years and had a son nineteen years old. Her husband allowed her 10. a week, and she worked three days washing each week. there were twelve convictions against her. The Mayor said the bench were divided as to the case, and he had therefore to dismiss it, but he gave...
NEWS BY THE CALIFORNIAN MAIL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 May 1879
NEWS BY THE CALIFORNIANY MAIL. Thirty thousand colliers at Durham have struck against a decrease of wages. An Austrian colonel has been murdered by brigands. Garibaldi is seriously ill, and it is feared will not recover. Forty persons were buried in an aval anche in the TyroL A revolutionary committee has been dis covered existing in Moscow. President Grdvy is issuing pardons for almost all the transported Communists. The village of Varmin, near Vichy, in Franco, has been entirely burned. The French Goverment decline to par ticipate in aproposal for the mixed govern of Roumelia. The Times criticises the Canadiantariff, and says that every branch of industry will be crippled thereby. The mutilated body of a Mrs, Thomas, a widow, has been found in the Thames, en closed in a box. Her servant was arrested. The Emperor of Germany and Prince Bismarck are daily receiving threatening letters. An English company has been started in Holland for the importation of American meat for Germany. Th...
VICTORIA STREET BRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 May 1879
VICTORIA SBTEET BRIDGE. A meeting of members of the councils of Richmond and Collingwood, met at the Council Chambers, Johnston-street, on Wednesday evening last, to consider the report of the joint committee of the con ference. The councillors present were Richmond : Crs. Dickens (Mayor), Winter. Priestly, Koch, Ingles, Lancashire, Weaver, Roberts, and Shelly. Collingwood: Crs. Walker (Mayor), Peters, Turner, Hanslow, Smith, Bryant, Wright, Upton, and Keele. Cr. Walker occupied the chair. The chairman, in opening the proceed ings, said they had met to receive the re port of the joint committee which had met that afternoon. The report had been drawn up as fully as possible, and he would at once proceed to read it. It ran as follows : "1. That the committee regret their inability to submit estimates of the cost of proposed bridge, owing to .circumstances more fully set out in the report of Mr. Jenkins, but that the committee having obtained the report of a competent valuator on the l...