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CORRESPONDENCE. THE VICTORIAN HUMANE SOCIETY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 29 April 1876

CORRESPONDENCE. 'THE VItTORIAN HUMANE SOCIETY. TO THE EDITOIR OF THE MEROURY. Sir,-The fact that there, is more work for this Sooiety' to do than its 'funds will permit is, I trust, sufflcient reason for ask Ing you to find room for this communica t on, There is an earnest desire to promote th'o interest of the Victorian Humane So ciety, with the least possible delay, but the lack of funds proves a serious obstacle to the directors satisfactorily performing their duty. The public do not appear as yet to recognize the usefulness of this Society, or its intimate connection with the personal interests of 'the people of this country. The appeal made is one that should have great weight with all who may give the subject a moment's consideration. The objects of the Society should appeal to all the senti. ments of the philanthropist and political economist, for every life saved is, in the majority of, cases, a direct gain to' the colony, and it is the object of the Victorian Humane Society...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CAPULET v. COLLINGWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 29 April 1876

GAPULET v. COLLIllVWUOOD. After, a cessation of three ,weeks, this match, was.resumed on Saturday last, and! resulted:in an easy victory for the holders: (Capulet). . The.,Capulet were represented at the wickets by. J. Whiteoak and IMay nard; thj' latter, shortly after going in, waas, bowled by Fulton. 4-10-G-18. G. ,White-: oak then went to the wickets, but,very: soon caked it out again the spectators declaring it a hoax, being bowled by Bruce. 5-0-190. Our young friend Bice took his place in a trice,. when Treadaway stumped J. White oak ,so nice. ,, 6-1--21l.. Waugh,followed apd war beginning to.show waught he could, do when the descendant (perhaps) of Brucer bf. spidery. fame, gently; wound a ball and took, the .wickets within his subtle coils.' 7--3-26. .,Drew then took the willow, and was almost immediately drawn by Fulton, foir a single, :which singularly drew.very. little comment.. 8-1--27. J. Hodges stepped, into the crease,.was ,bowledl by Bruce,jand departed in peace, the ...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 29 April 1876

GENERAL NOTICE.; ? THE Mercury is published every Saturdy .Morning. Persons wishing to l~avesthe paper regularly delivered at their place of business or residence will be charged 1b: per quarter, payable in advance; by post 1i. 6d. per quarter. A 1A. The quarter commences on the first Sat urday in the months of December, March, Juno, and September. -The Editor' will. be- obliged-.for ,inform-p ation-more especially relating to local matters: , I ,...SCALE FOR ADVERTISING...-... Business Cards, per quarter, from 7s. 6d. Official and Election Advertisements, ,-, b"ach insertion, per inch . 1. 2s. Want. places, Servants, Houses and , I?and for Sale or to Let, Artiolos for Sale or. Exchange, Miscol laneous, Missing Friends, &a., Os. 6d. Notices- 'dof" Births, 'Deaths; and-. Marriages ... ... ls~ ,To' ADvRTsIERS.-Noece 0 to idr advcrtisements must be given in writing. THE Mercury can be obtained from any pf 1 the' fdlloirnig'agents S i ubscription l1. per quarter. G. CARNELL ... ...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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THE NUBIAN SLAVE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 29 April 1876

-'1PE NUBIAN SLAVE. r(nic a EvrNINGs AT HADDON BHALL.") ITH the last batch came the Nubian,, orn almost to a skeleton, yet with me portion of his vigor remaining.' e obeyed the order, and came on deck. e had. heard the screams of those who cended before. him, and at a glance ,aw his intended fate. A plank was tretched to the 'sea; he must 'tread it, r. be. cut down by the cutlasses of the erciless. men around him. :He ad anced firmly and unresistingly to the lank. ,As his foot touched it, and the 'med men were off their guard, he turned,. and his eyes met those of the captain, glaring with the fury of a tigerlabout" to spring upon' his prey. The glanco excihaniged was momentary, but of,,terrible import. It' spoke the -iortal: hatred and defiance of deadly foes. The captain raised his arm to strike . The:. Nubian sprang, aside, struck :with ;his fettered' arm a sailor who 'opposed him into the sea, s and,' leaping forward,; agilely 'isce?ded .the foremast,. cliinging to portions. of ...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 29 April 1876

It is reported from Adelaide that a large proportion of the spirits sold in that colony does not pay duty. Three men have been arrested at Molong on a charge of stealing sheep from Wm. Brown, of Canonbar. The Sydney Marino Insurance Company has declared a dividend of 5 per cent. for the half-year, with a bonus of 2} per cent. The report shows a clear surplus of over £8000. At the half.yearly meeting of the Wara— tah Coal Company a dividend of 20a. per was declared, leaving a balance to be car— ried forward of £15,800. Captain Gilmore, the new colonial secre— tary, has been defeated for central Laun— ceston by Mr. Bromby. Further official reports state that the rush to the Hodgkinson is a total failure, and the diggers are looking for Mulligan to hang him. Eight hundred diggers are returning to Cooktown, and threaten to burn the Herald office. Serious riots are expected at the Palmer, where great distress is prevalent. A child three years old, named Connelan, was lost at Hexham on Su...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
COLLINGWOOD, APRIL 25TH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 29 April 1876

COLLINGWOOD, April 25th. Before Messrs. Templeton, P.M., Walker, Marsdon, Bennetts, and Nettleton. A womanh named Bridget Quinlan was fined 5s or twenty-four hours' imprisonment for being drunk and disrderly. John Adams received a like sentence for the same offence, and for assaulting the police he was fined 20s or a.week in durance vile. . Andrew Kirk was fined 40s or fourteen days' imprisonment for being drunk and disorderly. Ilo was then charged with wilfully exposing his person, about three or four o'clock in the afternoon, in Hoddle-st., on Sunday last.* The bench thought him a " disgusting old beast," and sent him to gaol for fourteen days. William Knight was charged with being a vagrant. ItI was respectably dressed, but the police gave him a very bad character, stating that he was living with girls in an alnost empty house in Langrl ge street, being out at almost all hours, of the night. Considering his previous bad character the bench gave him twelve months with hard labor. ...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
ALPINE SCENERY. (THE MONTH.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 May 1876

, L'INE .S.ENE.RY. i," Not far from' Monte Rosa, and sepa ,rate? 'from it b.y the broad sweep of a glacier, rises the, Lyskammr,not,much lower than the great mountain itself ; riext come twin' heights, Castor and Pollux, apd :then what we mst 'dcofess ;is ,pur, fqvowriteiof.this range, the Breit horn. ,,It:ias not quite the height of :those we have'mentioned:'bpt Ait has a grandeur of' rocky outline which others wait;, and. whiich 'eliates it in: the mind's eye far above actual .measure. meriat, Its vast precipices: sweep in' 'grand semicircular terraces across its summit and' Iodiid its sides, arid clasp' between them mountains and' valleys of snow which .imiio the contortions and follow the curves of. the strong. arms which hold them in their close embrace. Next-the'eye rests upon i broad sweep of, sno\w, which 'rises. gracefully to a rqunded' ridge and disappears. ..This is the Pass .of St. Thdodule; but soon the eye 'is drawn away from this high Alpine way to the Matterhorn, whi...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
PROFESSOR TYNDALL ON THE AIR AND ORGANIC LIFE. (LANCET.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 May 1876

PRQFESSOR " TYNDALL :., THE AIR ,AND 'ORGANIC LIFE. (Micýr.) It wvas asserted long ago by Pasteur, and has since been asserted and denied: alternately by different experimenters,; that in putrescible' solutions, such as! infusion of turnips, no organic, life is 'developed,, and no putrefaction takes, place as long as the solution, aft?r boil-' ing,.is exposed only to an atmosphere free from organic germs ; in short, that life is never, in our experience, de-: veloped: from' lifeless imatter. Among' the opponents to this theo~y, 'the fore-, most has been Dr. -Charles Bastian, whose experiments convinced him that organic life is constantly developed 'in liquids which hlveo, been' hermetically sealed in ,flasks while boiling. IDr Bastian goes even further, as the fol lowing passage from one of his lettera wvill show 'L:-'"I' have 'heated flasksi sealed in the ordigar? way, an~d coritain; ing the 4fluid above.mentioned.,[the turnip-cheese infiision], to a tempera ture of 105 ddg. C. for...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
ELECTRICITY AS AN EXECUTIONER. (SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 May 1876

LELCTRICITY. AS: AN EXECOUTIONER. : (scIEwrPIFrIC AERIaAN.) :'TheO'rvolting scones accoimpanying the exdcution of sevoiail, criminals in this vicinity are well calculated to bring ,to .publie notice, the disadvan tages of .hangilg as, a mode of capital punishmenht ' Thoeteachings of science are liceded atnd soughtr for in the building of prisons, in the management and care of convicts, and in every modern correc tional system ;.and yet.in so.simple.aud eady: a' process as the extiiguishing of human life,' they are utterly ignored. The mdst cebitiain and painless dotith lknown 'to. science is caused by the lightning stroke, or by, what waouuts to the same thing, the electric shock, When a:powerfiul discharge of electri city is'receivod into th' body, existence simplhiitbps; and the reason is obvious. 'Hlriholi',' hl"y prov'ed that, for aily *vibration which results in sensation. to ireach" the brain through the nerves, one-tenth ofa' second of time is re 4:uired. Furthermore" 'time i...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
WEEKLY ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 May 1876

IVEEICLY ABSTRACT OF Il 1I'HS AND DRE TIIS. Anrut?tar of births and deaths registored in the metropolitan and suburban districts during theowook ending April 22, 1870. Distriot. Blrths. Doaths. Brighton... ... ... .2 Brunswick ... ..I 1 Carlton ... ... 4"2 8 Collingwood ... ... 32 12I Flomington . 1 Footsoray ... . 4 i Hawthorn. .,, ... 2 1 lHotham ... ... 8 12 Kow .. ... .. ... 2 Meolbourno (South) ..i 7 10 Meolbourne (West) , , 7 5 Prahran ,.. . ... 10 Richmond ... 20 3 Sandridge ..o .. 8 8 Emerald Hill .. ... 0 12 South Yarra ... ... 4 5 St. Kilda.. ... ,... 4 3 VYilliaustown ... ... 5 4 104 125 Of the total dloaths, 10 or 82 par cent., woro olhildron not oxooding the age of 3 years, 27 bolsng under the age of one year, * SIx in Fitzroy.

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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WAIT FOR THE END. A CHAT WITH THE READERS OF THE "MERCURY." [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 May 1876

WAIT FORb THiEEND. A OHAT WITH THE READERIBS OF THE. i R ''IiTOUR." What a queer state of Society that tuiut' have been in which there were no newspapers I When a hoirible murder might have been committed in the next county without one :hearing a ~word about it for days, or perhaps weeks; when months elapsed before' political events,'taken place in the seat of Gov; ernment, reached distant parts of. the kingdom, and years before they, reached far off colonial settlements. Let us imagine such a' state of things to return. It would be like quenching the sun's rays at noon-day, and the striking dumb of' the whole human race. Is it not strange that some of those 'cute old philosophers of Athens and Rome never thought of devising, or attempting to devise some such means of communi cation as the newspaper ? How did all the ancient brilliant civilization of the East and' West fail to include the news paper. It is marvellous that such should"be the case. How surprising that 55,000 years, an...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 1876. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 May 1876

CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WEDNESDAY, MAT 3, 1876. There were present at the meeting of the above Council-The Mayor (Cr. Morgan), in the chair, Crs. Peters, Dehnert, Wright, Walker, Holland, and Upton." CORRESPONDNOCE. JAviEB POLLOCK, secretary of the Cor poration Fire Brigade, hoped the council would grant such aid as was in their power, to enable them to go to Ballarat to the demonstration. Referred to the Finance committee. ARCHIDALD MCDONALD drew the atten tion of the council to the fact that the officer in command of the Volunteer Fire Brigade refused to take any instructions from him at the late fire at the match factory. Referred to a comnmittee of the whole council. An opinion was expressed that delegates from both brigades should be present. W. WEns?Si asked the council to sanc. tion a number of youths forming them. selves into the City of Colllngwood Junior Volunteer Fire Brigade. Cr. HOLLAND ex pressed great indignation at the idea of the town clerk's time being talhen up with ...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE NUBIAN SLAVE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 May 1876

'THE NUBTIA: H SLAVE. . : (rybOr '"VENINGS AT HADDON IALL.") F' R thatl day'the Nubian was absent for weeks. A t, his dwelling it.was told that he had been, called by.urgent busi Sness to Kingstoni ,the capital of;, the ;' isliad.' * ' , *. SI? his calmer and seclld9dd houms, with Mary as 'his guardiadi angel, i-1. .ways near him, the conversion of Lang leywent on.. He experienced a felicity he never know before. He had beent used' to consider the clergyman i a faritaie; lie now regarded him as a * sober and,sensible man. People havipn only a partial : acquaintance with the v orld are apt to mistake sentiment for 'cliiicter. The. two are wholly apqrt ,,'fro each other. Langley was as bold, as adventurous, as active, as over he was, but his energies were now turned into, a new channel. He became an Sardent experimentalist on the.qualities 'of sbils;h e invented improvements in ,criuliitg-mills;' and, in !short; brought into the life and occupations ofa planter all the industry. and -...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY, MAY 1ST. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 May 1876

S ' POL'ICE' . FITZROY-'MONDAY, MAIY sT. Before Messrs. T. Kidney, Marsden, Bennetts, Delbridge. and Falconer. . Thos. Coates, a grey-bearded, elderly man, trembling from head to foot seemingly from weakness; was remanded,for seven days on a charge of vagrancy. Ann Cass, a disorderly, drunken woman; with numerous convictions against her, was fned 40s or fourteen days' incarceration.; Mary Andrew was charged with vagrancy. Her conduct in court very 'much resembled a "Merry Aiidrew" instedul of a sane " woman.. So much did she interject her reo marks, that ,Mr.. Magistrateo Marsden was compelled,to order her to hold her tongue. She got two months in gaol.' An elderly man named 'John furray was charged with assaulting James D'Areywith an iron bar, in Churoh-street,'North Fitz roy, and with assaulting the constable when in discharge of his duty. D'Arcy's sister it seems, is married to Murray, who illuses her, D'Arey interfered aid Murray, not being able to stand the irony, used a,bar,of...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 May 1876

-~ L* DRAPER &c :R POYNTER 88 t.In1' 8 , POYNTER'S t hi .r r l Sold b ill o"88ihre i?t £Oe t, Co?nmlgwbido 0..ýlri'LINDE :l;lt W,., LB.U?T ; t !" .II . ., , " ~ r "i n 7 ,ýItla!L r I - !" ' "i " '! i "t , r ;5 t DISEASES. ? I 1?l? 'Ittrti',lili .i' .ndred1,'1 t!l " u,,lls"P froth'all 'i irt .of e couitry. prove',lt e?1ýial' Propert?tie this trly'Wgnderful' Oil. I , Sold .by all .,tlhroughout,tbaoolonoies',e , ,'. :.,, bolesnleAgieit foc;iiptoria, ouith'iis raliaand NewZealand!: :. ' .. : SITiOL;. AN. ; RGAN;DUM. 0FINDESIi?' 'LAN'i~EW. ,ILB0UB?f -I A CIR tL N -CURE ECTED BC TALING SAUMONTREIG'S IL ,DESPERfANDUM.. A CER¶ . CUBE qFEOTED BX'TAKING i : *" :AUMONT'S OUT AND RHEUMATIC PILLS HsS reonedy.will be found very beneficial in caso? I Rheumatism. Rheumatio Gout, Lumbago, ad indeed all those Rheumatic affections so nearly lled to' them, such as painful affections of the ryes, Swelling and Enlargoment of the Joints rticnlarly those of the foot and hands) Flying tns, occasiona...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
MECHANICAL INVENTIONS AND INVENTORS. (CALVERT'S MECHANIC'S ALMANAC.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 May 1876

MEHJIANICAL INVENT'IONS AND INVENTORS, (oALv?anr'sR 1uIIIrANIC'R ArmANAC.) Tho beginning of most inventions is very remote. The first dlea, born with. In some unknown brain, passoes thnco into others, and at last comes forth com ploto, after a partulitio,, it may ho, of conturies. One starts the idle, aiotheor develops it, and so on progrosslvoly, until at last it Is elaborated and worked out in practice; but the first not less than the'last is entitled to his share in the. mprit of the invention, were it only possible to measure and proportion it du.ly. Sometimes a' great original mind strikes ilpon some now vein of hidden power, and gives a powerful imr pulse.to the inventive faculties of man which lasts through generations. Mfore frequently, however, inventions are not entreoly new, but modifications of con .trivances prpviously known, though to it:few,:and not yet. brought into prac. trical use. Glancing back over tile history of mechanism, we occasionally see aon invention seem...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
MANSLAUGHTER BY A WOMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 May 1876

MANL?JL4UGHTER JY A WOMAN. Mr. Candler, the district coroner, held an inquest on Monday, at Collingivood, on'tho body of Einmeline Norman, aged two months. Charlotte Gritten,.widow, living in Stud. loy-.street, Collingwood, stated that on last Monday Margaret Tirnbull, mother of the dceased' child, went to 'her house, and was taken in from compassion.' She did not pay. She had with her the deceased infant and'a boy about five years old.. She was always tipsy.. Last Thnrsday she slapped the deceased for crying. Next morning 'witness told her 'she must not stay any longer in the house, and' she went away about nine o'clock a.m., taking the' infant and leaving the boy. About eight o'cloolk in the evening she returned speechlessly drunk, with the infant in her arms. The child was'all uncovered and crying. Told her she must not stop, but shoerefused to go,' and witness took the child from h'cr arms, gave it to witness's oldest son to hold, and took the woman by the shoulders and put her ...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CAPULET v. COLLINGWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 May 1876

GAPULETi v. GoLLNaYoWoD. An error having cropt into last week's reo port of the above match, we givo below the respective scoros, and highest scorers in each club during the match, CAPULET. 1st INNINGS -. .. ... 80 2wN INNINOS ... ... 47 Total ,,, 1Y0 00LLINGWOOD,. 1sT INNtNOS ... ... 37 2ND INNINa S ... .., 21 'total . ... 58 HIGITESI'T B~IORitsRH, CAvuART.--1st Innings. J. Maynard 25, G. Whiteoik 23, 2nd Innings. Rioo 14, J. Maynard 10. CoLtNOawoon.--laL Innings. Ward 12, Coulson 10. 2nd . Innings. Black 0, Badgook 4.

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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FITZROY—THURSDAY, MAY 4TH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 May 1876

*1ýTýIRY-TU DAY, MAY 41,1. S'Before Messrs. Templeton, P.M., M'Lcan, Woodhead, Maradon, and T. Kidney. . John Brown was charged, with i.bing illegally on the promises of Eliza Samiiuels. The belch'advised Brown to go' into the cotintry and get' employgient, and allowed him to go...... . Robert Clark,' a man of elderly appear ance,, was charged witl stealing a roll of oloth from~ the shop of Mr. Grkce, in Smith streete 'Prisoner was relegated to learn the business of a.lapidary for fourteen days, Norah <Buokloy, the, girl <ho received three months last court day for larceny from dwellings, was again charged y'with 'stoaling' joellory, valued at. £7, from a Miss 'Margaret Mahony, of ithe'Australian IIotel, .Elisaboth-street.:,,,The. inspector stated that he believed. tho girl, was suffer ing from some mania, for she sitolo the goods and then gave them away. She was sent to gaol for three months, 'with hard labor, to :follow'upon the sentence of last court day. Su...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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CRICKET. SKETCHES BY PRYING PETER. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 May 1876

CRICKET. SKETCOHES BY PRYING PETER. "Crudo thoy aro'I grant you, A sort of unliked, inondite things," It was freely stated when Jas. Downing loft the Collingivood Cricket .Club, that it would be a blow which that club would stagger under" for some considerable time, such has proven to be the ease. I venture to say that had: Downing, with other old members of the Collingwood played in the late cup match; they would not only: have not been so sadly thrashed, but would again have become holders of the Cup. But it mote not be.' Iohabod, may 'be written against them, for truly has their glory do parted. But to my subject. It may be in teresting, not only to members of the Collingwood, but to Flattites generally to learn that Downing is becoming dis tinguished as a cricketer in 'Queensland., A' shoit time after his arrival there, ho joined the Albert C. C., a leading club, and surprised the nativeh. We quote from the Brisbane Courier of the 19th ult. ' having givena roporb of the match bo...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
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