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SHIRE OF COBURG. MONDAY, MAY 5. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 May 1879

SHIRE OF COBURG. MoNDAY, MAY 5. Present: Cr. Ritchie (president) Cre. Hunt, Landells, McCowan, Kyle, Hutton, Kendall, and Jones. Minutes of previous meetings were read and confirmed. COBRRESPONDENCE. From Inspector of Nuisances, stating that on behalf of the Local Board of Health, he had withdrawn the proceedings against Mr. Reilly, conditionally upon his taking steps to abate the nuisance. Received. Inspector of Slaughteryards reported that 665 head of stock were slaughtered during the month of April. Received. From the Secretary of Coburg School of Arts, applying for grant in aid. It had been customary since the opening of the school, it 1873, to offer competitive prizes, but now, f.r want of funds, the committee feared they would have to discontinue the practice. Cr. Kyle moved, and Cr. Hunt seconded -"That the sum of £3 3s. be voted to the school. Cr. Landells had visited the school and was agreeably surprised at the proficiency attained by the children attending. After some dis...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
DAVID HENRY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 May 1879

DAVID HENRY. On Tuesday last Messrs. Zor, A. K. Emith, and B. G. Davies, M's.L.A., waited upon the Ministerof Justice, and presented a petition bearing 1,800 signatures, praying -for the liberation of David Henry from gaol The Minister of Justice said he 'Would not act on his own responsibility, but -would refer the matter for the consideration of the Government. We have no wish to --interfere with the prerogative of mercy. but we certainly think this is a case in which the public interests should be care fully considered. The petition counts for mothing; signatures were canvassed for, and a man that can nobble a jury can easily pay canvassers so much ahundredfor names, or even pay for the signatures themselves. Ee has always demanded, Shylock like, his pound of flesh. The same justice that be meted out to others should be meted out to him. He always clamored for his bond, for his strict legal rights; he has got them now, or a part of them, and let him enjoy them we say. He is a ric...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. Before the Mayor, and Messrs. Kidney, Bell, and Barnett. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 May 1879

COLLINGWOOD-TUmSDAY. Before the Mayor, and Messrs. Kidney, Bell, and Barnett. There was not a single case on the charge sheet. Two small debt cases were dealt with. Wild v. B?avey. Information to bind to keep the peace. A quarrel about a carrier's slab. The use of violent and abusive language was proved. Ordered to find two. sureties in £50 each to keep the peace for six months.

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RAILWAY TO NORTHCOTE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 May 1879

RAILWAY TO NOBTHCOTE. On Tuesday evening a meeting of the eommittee appointed at the public meeting was held at Plant's Peacock Hotel, when it was resolved that a deputation should wait tpon the Minister of Railways, to urge the blaims of Northcote upon him. Accordingly, on Wednesday, a deputation, consisting of M1r. Dennis, the president of the shire, -Messrs. Morriss, Weaver, Brache, Wood, 'eid. and Maggs, waited upon the Com nmissioner to ask for information as to what the Government intended to do withregard to railway extension to the northern sub nrbs. Mr. Woods said he was not in pos session of the surveys or plans yet; when they were ready the deputation should see them. He would say, however, in all seriousness, that at Heidelberg the railway must stop, as although it was easy to get into that place, it was impossible to get out. He said the line should go as near to Northcote as the engineering difficulties would permit. After some conversation, in which the claims of.the ...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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FITZROY—THURSDAY. Before Mr. Thomas Kidney and Mr. McLean. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 May 1879

FITZROY-Tuasory. Before Mr. Thomas Kidney and Mr. McLean. Robert Gardiner was charTe3 on warrant with unlawfully assaulting Kate Ford. The complainant presented a most pitiable spectacle, her face being almost entirely black from bruises. She deposed that she had been liing with prisoner for the past five years, and had been subjected to the most brutal violence at times, but she had always forgiven him. On the day in ques tion she was standing in the street afraid to go home, when prisoner camo up and promised he would not touch her. She re turned with him; he put he.r into a room, tore the hair out of her head in handfulls (produced), kicked her about the legs and body, smashed her face, and tore her clothes off her, and then turned her out in the yard in a nude condition. Some neighbors sent for the police, who procured clothing for the unfortunate woman. Mrs. King corroborated, and testified to the serious braises the woman had received. The fellow only said the woman was Ho was...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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SHIRE OF JIKA. MONDAY, MAY 5. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 May 1879

SHIRE OF JIKA. MONDAY, MAr 5. Present: The president (Cr. Dennis) Crs. Sobey, Plant, Bastings, Clinch, Ellison, Mitchell, and O'Keefe. The minutes and -letters outward were read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. Gas Company, declining to reduce the amount charged per lamp, as the expense was too great. Cr. Plant did not see how that was, the expense of lighting had nothing to do with the company, £8 10s. per lamp seemed too much. The amalgamation had proved a monopoly. Kerosene would be cheaper. It was resolved on the motion of Cr. Mitchell. that unless the gas rate be re duced this Council will take into consider ation its disuse. Under Treasurer, that the endowment for the year would be £1402 2s. 3d. Order for Lunatic expenses in the case of one Tallamie, signed by Mr. Call, P.M., only. It was ordered to be paid, but it was suggested that Mr. Call could not adjudi cate alone. The law required two Justices of the Peace. Residents of McLachlin-street, asking. for extension of water sup...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 May 1879

___ABSTRACT OF BITHB..AND--- DEATH T:' ABSTRACT of Birth'id Deathih rigistered in the Metropolitan aind SuburbaifDistriats dnring ,ihe wee~k~I6tling; ,26th-ofrApril, 1879. Brighton ... 5 1 Brighton East ... ... 3 Brunswick .. 2 3 'Carton ... ... 19 16 Caulfield ... ... .: Cheltenham ... ... . 1 C~oburg .. ... 4 'Comnigwood 8 9 E"fe'ndon : ' 3 4 Pitzroy ... ... 10 3 Fitzroy North ... ... 1: "" Flemington ... 1 Footscray ... 5 7 Hawthorn .. ... 3 3 Heidelberg Hotham 7 2 Keilor ... .. ... Kew .. .. ... 1 6 Maidstone ... .... 1 Malvern :Melbourne (South) 5 17 :.Melbourne (West) ... 11 7 .Northcote . ... .. 1 Prahran ... ... 3 5 Richmond ... ... 21' 7 'Sandrid,.., ... ... 9 1 ;Emerald HfLill ... .., 11 10 SouthkYarra ... - ... 8 5 .St. Kilda ... ... 10 2. W`illiamstown . ... . 5 2 , 156 112 Of the total deaths nearly 358 per cent were of children not exceeding the age of three years, 35 beiug under one year.

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TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 May 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 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 td?persons interested we have to request that all business communications, including advertisements, orders for the paper, and remittances, be ad dressed to GnIsTrra & SPAvsx, and not to the EDrzO.. ADvsnxSEENm. in all cases, to beprepaid. Letters and other communications intended for insertion in the news columns should be ddressed to the Editor.

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THE DREAM AND THE AWAKENING. CHAPTER III—CONTINUED. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 May 1879

THE DREAM AND THE AWAKENING. ? ,Tr-- -o? ? CHAPTER III-CONTnruEn. Friends of cousin Tabby's had been very good in the way of party-giving lately-little quadrille affairs in honor of Millicent's home-coming-and now Miss Tabitha Jerrard thought it was high time that she "did something" in return for the hospitality which at odd intervals they had enjoyed since Christmas, and so had resolved, with the help of the girls, upon issuing invi tations for a homely sort of party, whereat dancing and other entertain ments might be found in a pleasant variety, according to the several incli nations of the different guests who were coming. Half-past eight chimed from the quaint ebony timepiece. "I wish Kendall would make haste," said Millicent,"-I am positively dying for my coffee. What a lazy fellow he is, cousin Tabby !" " He is not lazy, my dear." contra dicted cousin Tabby, mildly severe, ever ready, if necessary, to defend her darling and favorite; "we are up earlier this morning on account...

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MEN WITH WHOM I MEET [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 May 1879

MEN WITH WHOM I MEET Br CosxOPOLITE. TjHE Bustling Man will next occupy our attention for a short time, and as he is of a very different stamp to the characters portrayed in previous papers, this change will perhaps be appreciated. This individual is usually about thirty five or forty years of age, of a robust and jolly appearance, with a constant good - humored smile pervading his features. His hair always looks as if his head had been dragged through a furze-bush, and his clothes are generally put on in a hurry. Nevertheless, these faults are overlooked because he is always so busy. He rushes down the street in the morning with the utmost speed, and meeting with a friend he discourses volubly on the latest tele grams, the leading articles in the daily paper which he patronizes,-or the speech of the Hon. Jonas Blatherskite on Victorian finances. All the while he is talking his eyes wander restlessly up and down the street, as if he was anxiously expecting some one to hail him. His ...

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NOTES AND COMMENTS 7579. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 May 1879

NOTES AND COMMENTS. Br CosMOPOITrE. 715 79. THe summer is over at last, with its hot winds, melting sun, clouds of dust, and want of water. The winter seems to have come with severity, and the extreme coldness of the mornings and evenings contrast very vividly with the previous heat. Instead of lying in all possible cool passages and verandahs, for the purpose of obtaining a brief respite from the heat, a roaring fire, and a good top.coat are considered indispensible to comfort. The farmers and gardeners, to say nothing of the dairymen, are rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of abundance of crops, with plenty of fodder for their cattle. Ploughing is being pro secuted with vigor, and the husband men are preparing for the insuing season, by getting their lands into proper working order. The fear now is that the winter may prove more than ordinarily severe and the heavy frosts seriously injure and do consider able damage to the cattle, which have become weakened by the long-...

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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. Before the Mayor, and Messrs. Marsden, Raven, and Bennetts. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 May 1879

POLICE. FITZROY-MomnsDa Before the Mayor, and Messrs. Marsden, Raven, and Bennetts. Three drunkards, having been locked up since Saturday, were discharged. Robert Murray, however, who took it regular-too regular, in fact, and had be come an habitual drunkard, was charged accordingly, and was sent to gaol for six months. James McQuaid was charged with threatening to take the lives of Rebecca Hall and Lydia Ardvely. The prosecutrices were two sisters; Rebecca had been living with James, but they had separated, and she went to live with her sister. Lydia Ardvely, who had artfully, or heartfelt fully separated from her old man also, with this preliminary difference that they had been married. James still had an hanker ing after his old love, and used to visit her. On Saturday night he went as 1sual, but he was more free than welcome. He tumbled into bed, and recollected nothing more until the constable took him to thelock-up. The females swore that the prisoner said he would murder them...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 May 1879

1NERVOUS &, PHYSICAL THE ADVERTISER having for many years suffered from the effects of Nervous Debility; Premature Decay, &c., and having tried in vain every known remedy, at last discovered a mode of treat ment by which. he was restored to sound health and strength. Prompted by feelings of humiuanity, he thus makes known the means by which every sufferer may regain lost health. The new mode reanimates the failing functions of life, purifies the blood, imparts energy and fresh vitality to the ex hausted and debilitated constitution, and thus every sufferer is enabled to, cure him self perfectly, and at the least possible cost, without having recourse to advertising quacks. or their- much vaunted nostrums. The advertiser will be happy to correspond with sufferers, male or female, and on receipt of particulars of case will furnish probable cost of a full course of the treat ment. Parcels forwarded to all parts of the colony. Enclose stamped, and directed envelope. Addr...

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COLLINGWOOD—FRIDAY. Before His Worshipful the Mayor, and Messrs. Bell and Berry. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 May 1879

COLLINGWOOD -Fnzm?. Before His Worshipful the Mayor, and Messrs. Bell and Berry. Frederick Cozens, for stealing a pair of boots from Mr. Cayzer, Smith-street, was sent to gaol for one month. Jane Long v. John Blair; mother-in-law against son-in-law, for a mild assault. It was attempted to uncover the family skeleton, but the bench firmly resisted every attempt. Fined 5s., and l0s. costs.

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COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. THURSDAY, MAY 8. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 May 1879

COUNCILLS. CITY OF FITZROY. TmHUSDAY, MAY 8. Present: Cr. Evans in the chair, Crs. Showers, McMahon, Holden, Lyons, and Moore. CORRESPONDENCE. Minutes of last Meeting were read and confirmed. In re Circular letter of this Council on the question of Deferred payment of future mnunicipal loans, 24 letters were re ceived, dealing with the subject, as follows :-One, asking for further information; fourteen, approving of suggestions of the Fitzroy Council; two, referring the matter to their Committees before deciding upon any action; one, stating that it was postponed for further inquiry; two, de clining action; three, simply acknow ledging receipt of circular; one would take when the bill was before the House; n 'dered that each Council should be to make its own arrangements; and two could not see their way clearly. Received. From Crisp. Lewis, and Hedderwick, re lodders, and stating that they knew nothing of the matter. Received. From P. It. Dyall. of U.M. Free Church, George-street, s...

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IN CORRECTION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 May 1879

IN CORRECTION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. SIR.-The words of George Eliot that "any men who do much in public, must make many mistakes, and idle and in competent on lookers are the severest censors" convey a truism which, I have no doubt, is frequently realized by many men who accept public duties in this colony. In your journal of last Saturday the sub joined statement appeared reflecting on myself, a statement the more noticeable because you gave it a prominent position in your leading column. In reference to the Melbourne Hospital Committee, and to the decease of a patient named Annie Anderson, upon whom an inquest was held, you say, "''the jury commented strongly on the case, and we were in hopes that our esteemed townsman Mr. William Kidney, who had been recently elected, would have drawn attention to the case but, the genius of the Sleepy Hollow appears to have overcome him too, for we heard nothing more about it." My reply to this is. that I was elected a member of the hosp...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 May 1879

REGISTRATION of BIRTHS &DEATHS TOR - 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. T10 the Ratepayers of Fitzroy-Ladies L andGentlemen-It having been reported 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. PAYaT OF r ATES PRIOR TO THE 10TH JUNE, 1879. PURSUANT to the provisions of Section 75 of he Local Government Act 1874. Notice is hereby given that no occupier of rateable property within this City will be entitled to be enrolled on the CITIZEN'S ROLL FOR 1879, unless all sums payable in respect of any rates made three months or more be?foro the 10...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 May 1879

A WANT SUPPLIED!! Cheap Tailoring. THE WHOLESALE eLOTHING COMPANY, G. ERTRUDE ST. Is NOW OPEN With an entirely New and Varied assort ment of seasonable Tweeds, Coatings, &c. Wholesale Clothing Company's Geelong Tweed Trousers to order 12s. 6d. Wholesale Clothing Company's Geelong Tweed Trousers and Vest to order 18s. 6d. Fit Guaranteed. Patterns sent, post free to all parts of the colony. The Workingman's Friend, The Tradssman's Delight, The Swell's Astonishment is the WHOLESALE CLOTHING Co., 108 Gertrude-st., Fitzroy. J. T. MIDDLETON, Terms-Cash. General Manager. WILLIAM. SCOTT GENERALJOBBING CONTRACTOR CARPENTER & JOINERt, 132 OXFORD STREET, 132. COLLINGWOOD, and at 268 Elizabeth Street, MELBODRNE. Estimates given for Shop and Office fittings Step Ladders always in stock. L. SICREE, TAILOR & OUTFITTER 158 Clothes Cleaned, Repaired, andPressed equal to new. Gentlemen's own materials made up in fist-rate style. MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC! HALF PRICE ! HALF PRICE ! H...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, MAY 10, 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 May 1879

PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, MAY 10, 1879. THE Caseagainst the Shire Secretary of Jika having fallen through, we feel bound to make a somewhat personal explanation, as we have been charged with mendacity, scurrility, and with trying to screen a defaulter. We were reluctant to do this whilst the matter was sub judice; we did not consider it was our province to express an opinion as to the charge against the Secretary, and do not intend to do so now. The charge has been made and has been decided in a court of law. But when accounts were inbmitted for public inspection, it was our duty to inspect, and if paipable errors existed to criti cise them We did so; and we were immediately attacked by Mr. Cook, the accountant and Government Auditor, in a most unwarrantable manner, although he altered his balance sheet as pointed out by us, and where be has not altered it, it is still' wrong. The Council, has we consider, so far as regarded the interests of the ratepay...

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TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 17 May 1879

TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. WaPrzprinting continues typographical errors must, of necessity occur. Several volumes, made up entirely of amusing mistakes of printers, have from time to time appeared, and we are informed that a bootmaker is engaged upon the preparation of a fresh collection of blunders of types. Let us hope that the forthcoming book, when it does appear will possess at least the minor merit of originality. Entirely too many specimens of printers errors have done duty over and over againuntilthey have been worn threadbare ; have grown stale, flat, unprofitable. The main object of gathering, in permanent form, errors in type setting is to create a laugh. If the general public has an aversion to one thing more than another, the particularly hated one is a stalejoke. The dire fate awaiting a volume con sisting entirety, or in part, of ancient jokes may be imagined. What there should be so particularly diverting in the mechanical errors of a printer is not easily understood. No ...

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