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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. (Before Messrs. Showers, W. Kidney, and Barnett.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 May 1879

POLICE. FITZROY-MoNDy.M (Before Messrs. Showers, W. Kidney, and Barnett.) William Harris, drunk and disorderly, was fined 5s., or 24 hours; and for assault. ing the police, fined 10s., damages 3s. 6d., and costs 2s. 6d., or three days. Eliza Knor, stealing a pair of boots. Prisoner was a general servant, and she had taken the use of an old pair of boots, to ease her feet, and it seemed very doubt ful whether she had not the quasi permis sion of some member of the family. The Bench said they did not consider there was felonious intent proved. Discharged, Three drunkards were dealt with. Gallagher v. Simmonds-Goods, £3. Mr. S. Lyons for the defendant. In this case the goods were not supplied to Mrs.'Sim monds, but to a servant of hers, and it was contended for the plaintiff that Mrs. Sim monds had given a general authority that she would be responsible for goods sup plied. Mrs. Simmonds denied this, and said she had told Mr. Gallagher she would see him paid for a dress, value some 15s...

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COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. (Before the Mayor and Messrs. W. Kidney, Bell, Barnett, Berry, and Levens.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 May 1879

COLLINGWOOD-Tusne?Y . (Before the Mayor and Messrs. W. Kidney, Bell, Barnett, Berry, and Levens.) Thomas Griffiths, for wilfully damaging the property of Walter Southgate, was fined £5, or two months' imprisonment with hard labor; for assaulting Constable Murphy, three months, cumulative; for assaulting Walter Southgate, three months, cumulative; for assaulting Josiah Branch flower, three months, cumulative. Charles Sims, Michael Cavenagh, and Charles Phillips were charged with assault ing Constable Murphy; assaulting Walter Southgate; and assaulting Josiah Branch flower, and were sentenced as follows: Sims, three months, three months, and one month, all cumulative; Cavenagh, three months, three months, and one month, all cumulative; Phillips, three months, three months, and two months, all cumulative, the Bench regretting that they could not punish him more severely for two of the cases, in which he had used a shanghai. In these cases Southgate was passing along the street with a j...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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ELECTORAL REGISTRARS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 May 1879

ELECTORAL REGISTRARS. For the information of our readers resid ing in the northern suburbs, we append a list of the electoral registrars for the Legis lative Assembly, who have been directed to keep open their offices for the issue of rights, from 6 to 9 p.m. daily, up to and in cluding the 2nd of June next CoLLrM.rwoon Abbotsford ... T. Cole, Stanley-st., draper Glasshouse Nth. T. Cole, Stanley-st., draper Glasshouse Sth. T. Hood, Wellington-st. Frrzaor SWest 3J. Duke, 185 Napier-st. Firoy North J. B. Jones, Town HaiL EAsr BoUnE- Campbellield ... G. Starks, storekeeper. Darebin ... W. Emms, Bundoora Epping ... T. Bedford. Epping Heidelberg ..G. Studley, baker Preston .. E. Wood. jnr., storekeeper EAs Bonuax Bonooas- Brunswick ... J. George, Sydney-road Coburg :.. W. Phillpott. ironmonger Northcote ... E. Bastings, storekeeper.

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FITZROY—THURSDAY. (Before Messrs. T. Kidney, chairman; and P. McLean.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 May 1879

SFITZROY-TEuansn. (Before Mesers. T. Kidney, chairman; and P. McLean.) . Henry Davies was brought up on warrant charged iith deserting his children, Mrs. Davies said that about four years ago defendant turned her out of the house and took another married woman to live with him, and caused it to be circulated that she was not his wife. In order to repute this slander. she summoned him to the Melbourne Court and obtained an order for 12a per week. He then sold off every-. thing and went to Adelaide, she could not afford to follow him. She had succeeded in providing for the children by going out to service.' Defendant followed her from place to place, and she was obliged to apply for a warrant to compel him to support the children. The bench remanded the case to the Melbourne Court, to be heard on Friday 30th May. Ann Ross, an aged dame. was charged with grossly misconducting herself. She pleaded guilty, and begged hard that the bench would let her off this time, and she would never co...

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TACT. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 May 1879

TACT. A WRrTER on moral philosophy tells us that the ancients had but one word for manners and morals, and adds,. "It might be well if the same were the case with us-yet with this essential differ ence, that while they degraded morals to the level of manners, a higher culture would lead us to raise manners to the level of morals." Something of this kind may apply to the much mis understood faculty which we call tact. Without going back to the ancients, it is certain that" many of our own day bring it down to a very low rank in the scale of human endowments, not allow ing it a place even among the humbler virtues, and coupling it rather with cunning and artifice, whereas it really belongs among the higher and more delicate attributes of our nature, and implies quick intellectual perceptions, and is usually accompanied by a goodly share of kind feeling and genial sympathy. The word tact comes from a Latin word, meaning touch; usage, however, has removed it from the region of matter to...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SIMPSON'S ROAD BRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 May 1879

8IMPBON'B ROAD BRIDGE. At the last meeting of the Richmond Council it was resolved thatthe Mayor be requested to make inquiries, and in the event of his being satisfied as to the quali fications of the engineer who has-been in consultation with the town surveyor, he ask that gentleman to check the sur veyor's estimate of the erection of the pro posed suspension bridge, and also to pre pare and submit a sketch of a girder or tubular iron bridge over the Swan-street east end, and also for a similar bridge at Simpson's-road. Such sketches to be sufficiently explicit to obtain a rough tender for same, and to be accompanied by es timates of cost; the cost of this work not to exceed twenty guineas. He remarked that the gentleman came from one of the other colonies, and was reputed to have great experience in bridge building, and, if so, it was advisable to get his advice. The only question was as to his qualifications, and those the Mayor could readily ascertain. It was unfortunate that i...

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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 May 1879

A dealer in ready-made linen advertises his shirts and chemises under the mellifluous appellation of "male and female envelopes. A recent number of the Deutsche Chemische Gesellschaft informs us that a certain chemist has studied orthoamidocres. ylparasulphurous acid, and that by the aid of hydrochloric acid and chlorate of potash he has transformed it into trichlororthoto laquinope. Further on the author discourses on nitrorthocresylolparasulphurous acid, and finally some other chemist hurls at us the fearful jawbreaker of nitrate of ethenylden. itrophenyldiamine. There are plenty more examples of this kind before us, but we spare the reader. These names are of German origin, hence the German chemists are responsible for them. Goethe, in his " Aphorisms on the Natural Sciences," says: "The Germans have the gift of rendering the sciences inaccessible"-a sharp criticism, which finds an apt illustration in the present instant.

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BUSINESS IMMORALITY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 May 1879

BUSINESS IMMORALITY. ALL kinds of deception practised upon others for personal advantage are as forbidden as they are frequent. In a shop window an article is ticketed at a certain price. You enter the shop and are shown another article similar, but inferior, which, with many assertions and protestations, is declared to be identical in quality. You see an adver tisement of "'special bargains," in consequence of a bankruptcy, or fire, or a wreck, and while the initiated pass it by with a smile, some, for whose behoof it was placed there, have no sus picion that it is a lie. You purchase a piece of calico "warranted" thirty-six. yards, which measures thirty-one; and a piece of tape measuring fifteen yards which is "warranted" eighteen. Herbert .Spencer tells the story of one manu facturer who, hesitating to follow this custom, had his goods returned to him and finally, as a great favor, he was permitted to satisfy his scrupulous con science by sending in blank labels ! It is argued: "...

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STONEBREAKERS' GRIEVANCES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 May 1879

BTONEBREAKERS' GRIEVANCES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SIERCURT. Sir.-I am writing for myself and my mates to thank ycu for taking notice of our cases, against the contractor, in the Fitzroy Police court last week, for Lowever much we may have been swindled in the past, there is no doubt that, thanks to you and Mr. Coun cillor McMahon, we shall look after our just rights in the future. We are only poor stonebreakers, but we think there shouldbe the same laws in this country, aye! and the same weights and measures too, for the poor man as fee the rich. Surely the magis trates did not think the contractor's measurement was the only correct one, and tiat the City surveyor had corruptly measured the stone to defraud his em ployers and divide the spoil with the con tractor; if not, why did they ignore the official and disinterested measurement of the surveyor and accept only the interested figures of the contractor, who admitted he had measured one heap as 26 yards and when the man objected had...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 May 1879

BENUINESALE DISSOLUTION of PARTNERSHIP LATE' READ & JOBSON, DRAPER, CORNER OF PEEL & SMITH STS. Collingwood, In returning thanks to the Ladies of Collingwood and the surrounding districts for their kind patronage since commen cing business, informs the public that there will' be a GENUINE CLEARING OUT SALE ! SALE ! The Sale will commence TO-DAY, MARCH 15. And Goods will be offered at prices which will command a speedy clearance. As this is no Puff but a Genuine:Clearing Sale, Mr. Reid would invite one and all of his lady friends to COME EARLY TO THE SALE As it is only for FOURTEEN DAYS. Ir Note the Address: SMITH & PEEL STS. WILLIAM READ, Late READ & JOBSON. HUNT'S HAT FACTORY, 186 SMITH 8T.,opposite Woods' Timber Yard. 1VERY description of Hats and Caps 10 .L per cent. less than in Mrelbourne. Prices-Superfine black Paris hats, 12s. 6d. extra,15s. 6d. N.B.-The trade suppliedwith hatters' materials of all kinds cheap. THOMAS BOSWELL, GENERAL BLACKSMIT...

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THOSE PIGS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 May 1879

THOSE PIGS& "Look here, Henry, do you know what makes these pigs look so lean? " "Yes, sir, I do. I made them look that way myself, sir." "What ! Do you mean to tell me that you kept them from their feed, after my giving you orders to be careful and feed them well? " "No, sir, not exactly that; but you see I read in a book that the best way to feed pigs and make them smart was to give them plenty to eat one day, and nothing the next, as that is the best way to bring them up, and it makes nicer meat. " " How does it make nicer meat, you young fool?" demanded the now exas perated farmer, seeing that his piggs which he took such pride in raising, were being half starved. " Well, the book said to feed one day-that makes a streak of fat--and give them nothing the next day-that makes a streak of lean; and that's the way I like pork." " What book did you learn that in ? " asked the farmer. " Why, in that old almanac that hangs in the kitchen." " Oh," said the farmer, " that's so. T...

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THE PATIENT HUSBAND. A TALE FOR THE YOUNGER MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 May 1879

THE PATIENT HUSBAND. A TALE FOR THE YOUNGER MEM. BEES OF THE FAMILY. Br E. A. SaxsoN. THERE is a country, somewhere in one of the four divisions of the globe, but of exact position and whose boundaries, also whether it is large or swill, I can tell you absolutely nothing, for, by a grave omission, it has not been de scribed in any manual of geography that I have yet come across. Its name, however, was confided to me a day or two since, as a great secret, by a learned traveller who had just re turned from it. He pledged me, though, in a glass of curds and whey not to divulge it to my dearest friend, not even to the wife of my bosom ; so it must ever remain a terra incognita to all my youthful readers. On this point I am firm as adamant ; the most winning, most affectionate, most dar ling little lady shall not be able to coax it from me, plead she ever so smilingly or so tearfully. Well, this country of indefinite locality was, from all I can learn about it, a very pleasant one. It wa...

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PRESTON—THURSDAY. (Before Messrs. Shuter, Clinch, and Patterson.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 May 1879

PRESTON--T?unSAY. (Before Messrs. Shuter, Clinch, and Patter son.) Patrick O'Leary and Peter Smith-were charged by the police with assaulting each other at Northcote, on the 17th instant. It appeared that they had a squabble at a public house and had adjourned to a con venient place for a regular stand-up fight. The bench remarked that respectable men like they ought to know b-tter. As O'Leary, who appeared with his face in mourning, had been a good deal knocked about he was fined £1 and 4s. costs, and Smith was fined £2 and 4s. costs. A case of negligent driving, the offender was fined 5s. and 2s, 6d. costs. One for furious driving was fined los. and 2s. 6d. costs.. . . A prosecution against Mr. Webb, for Sunday trading, fell through. Mr. Wilkinson, solicitor, called the atten tion of the Bench to the great inconvenience sustained by the public, by the non-atten dances of the Clerk of Petty sessions, at certain stated intervals to issue summonses and other processes of the court. T...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 May 1879

HE 1fereBpr can be obtained from any of I the foHowing agents .-ubscription Is. per quarter. G. CA~sn . ... 167 Smith street. Mrs. WooDnaTr... 96 Brunswick street. Mr. PHELaor ... 816 Wellington street. Mr. O'KREEz ... Heidelberg road. Mr. Biaanrr ... Smith street Mr. Wmbnl r ... Peel Street. Mr. SPA'xN ... 200 Johnston street, 1 next Yarra hotel. Mrs. DAVIs ... Simpson's load. GoDON J& Govcn Collins st.. Melbourne. Mr. ParasoN ... Brunswick'est; Mr, PmrTroN ... Brunswick tst M. Wxox ... Vere street.. I? Ma. M ... Smith street. Mr. Wasvan ... High st, Noithcie. Mr. MasnL. ... Gowerville Mr. WooD ... Preston;-; i Mr. Tuoc ... :Heidelberg Mn. IanpL ... Greensborough Mn. FASaB ... Diamond Creek M3. REED ... Postmaster, Coburg.d Mr.Prrc?Ea Post-office., impson's-r. ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF FITZROY EAST AND WEST S-n -zl' oY) sIONs. ELECTORS' RIGHTS-for the-Legislative Assembly fore the EAST and. WEST FITZROY Divisions may be o0btained at ny office, 185 Napier-street, any evening aft...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 May 1879

A WANT SUPPLIED!! Cheap Tailoring. THE WHOLESALE CLOTHING COGIPANY, 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. VWholesale Clothing Company's Geelong Tweed Trousers and Vest to order 18a. 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 Go., 108 Gertrude-st., Fitzroy. J. T. MIIDDLETON, General Manager. Terms-Cash. 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 stork. From Elkington, Mason & Co.. Birmingham 77 RUSSELL ST., MELBOURNE, (4 Doors from Little Collins st.) Old Plate, Spoons, Forks, Teapots, Crnet Frames, &l. repaired, plated, and made equal to new....

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, MAY 31, 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 May 1879

PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, MAY 31, 1879. -AT the last meeting of the Jika Shire Council, it was resolved that at the next meeting, (Tuesday next) a rate of one shilling in the pound should be struck. We would point out that the steps precedent to the striking of the rate, as-required by the s.s. 260-261 of the'Local Government Act have not been taken. . 260--" The council from time to time, befoie proceeding to make any rate * * * shall cause an estimate, to be prepared of the money required * * * showing the several sums already available for such purposes, the several sums required, * * * which estimate after the same has been approved ofbythe council, shall be forthwith entered on the rate book to be kept as here in after provided." -This section is mandatory and im perative, and no local body ought to be so well aware of the fact as the Jika Council, as the successors to old Epping RoadBoard. In J. O. Troebel versus Epping District Road Board, an in ...

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COUNCILS. CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WEDNESDAY, MAY 28TH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 May 1879

COUNCILS. CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WEDNESDAY, MAY 28TH. Present:-Cr. Turner (chairman) Crs. Peters, Smith, Keele, Wright, Hanslow and Upton. The minutes were read and confirmed, and correspondence outwards read. CORRESPONDENCE. Garnet Walsh for patronage to "Our New Decade." Received. Treasury, advising Grant to Public Library £35 16s. 6d. Received. Coffee Palace Company, inviting Coun cil's patronage and presence to laying foundation stone 29th May. Granted. Agricultural Statistics. Received. E. G. Owen. objecting to rating corner of Johnston and Gold-streets. Received. Office of mines, that "Eclipse Safety Powdler Company," Junction of Merri creek and River Yarra. also "The Safety Blasting Powder Company" Ramsden-street, have applied for license; suggesting that certain restrictions be not enforced, and asking for opinion of Council. Cr. Smith thought a chemist should be consulte3 and Cr. Turner objected to any alteration being made in the regulations framed under the act. He thought ...

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UNHAPPY MARRIGES. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 May 1879

UNHAPPY. MARRIGEa . S-4-c--. TaE truth is that these too frequent " unhappy marriages" are the offspring of ignorance quite as much as of actual sin or wrong. Fools, and especially vicious fools, have no right to get possession of an honest woman's life and soul, which they cannot comprehend, and the elevating influence of which they throw away, even more by stupidity than wilfulness. A woman; by her sex and character, has a claim to many things besides shelter, food, and clothing. She is not less a woman for being wedded; and the man who is fit to be trusted with a good wife recollects all which this implies, and shows him self perpetually chivalrous, sweet spoken, considerate, and deferential. The fools and brutes who abound among us may think such demands hard; but they are not .nearly so hard" as to live cat-and-dog life, missing the dearest possibilities of human inter course. What right has a man to ex pect happiness in a household who brings no sunshine into it? What right ha...

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MR. BURNETT AT COLLINGWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 May 1879

MB. BURNETT AT COLINGWOOD. ON Saturday evening last, a Temperance demonstration took place in the City of Collingwood, in connection with Mr. Bur nett's mission of social reforms. A number of torch-bearers accompanied by young men carrying flags and bannerets, headed by the Brun wick brass band, formed into procession and marched through the principal streets of the city, en route to the Mission Hall, Welhlington-street. The fact of this being the last of these gatherings lent additional interest to the affair, andnot withstanding it being the Queen's birthday, and consequently a holiday causing many to go out on "pleasure bent," the muddy state of the roads, and the dirty weather, the concourse was extraordinary, plainly showing in spite of what some people may think, say, or write, that the self-sacrificing labors of the Working Man's Friend were duly appreciated by those in whose interests the demonstration was held. During the short period embraced in the second visit of Mr. Bar...

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COFFEE PALACE COMPANY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 May 1879

COFFEE PALACE COMPANY. THE foundation-stone of the Collingwood Coffee Palace and Working-men's Club was laid on the ground Smith-street on Thurs day afternoon last. Although the weather wasunpropitious over1000 people assembled to witness the ceremony. The chairman of the directors Mr. A. W. Strongman, called upon Mr. Wood, the secretary, to read:an address to Mr. Matthew Burnett who had been invited to lay the stone. The address stated that, in asking him to perform the ceremony, the directors received him as a great Social Reformer of the present day. and their invitation to him was but a small tribute of respect and esteem, considering how continuously and arduously he had worked to improve the social condition of all classes of the community with they werehappy tostate,undor Divine providence a most marked success. Mr. Wood also read the following memorial, acopy of which was placed under the stone. "This Memorial Stone of the Coffee Palace and Workingman's Club was laid by Mr. ...

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