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

COLLINGWOOD-FamDr. Before His Worship the Mayor, Messrs. Bell, Kidney, and Berry. George Anderson, who was fined 40s or one month and bound over to keep the peace for twelve months on'the ;4th March, 1879, for assaulting his wife, was again charged with the same offence. He was sentenced to three months' imprisonment. Pratt v. Lucas-illegally detaining a goose. Mrs. Pratt lost the goose, Mrs. Lucas by some mistake got possession of it.. It was claimed, and Mrs. Lucas let it out of her yard. when it at once went to Mrs. Pratt, who had made such a pet of it, that when she called it, Goosey Goosey Gander the affectionate bird woull follow her, (not the first goose that has been enticed to follow a woman.) Case dismissed with £1 is. costs. Dwyer v. Mary Konghnan-aahusive lan guage. Co-executors in an estate in which the executrix had a life interest. As she did not get as much as she wanted, owing to the executor taking care of the interests of the residuary legatees, she abused him and...

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CORRESPONDENCE. TO LUCY (PER FAVOR OF MERCURY), [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 May 1879

CORRESPONDENCE. To Lucy (PEB FAVOR OF MERCUr), Dear Madam,-I quite agree with you in requesting the Surveyor of Fitzroy to turn his attention to the pathway of the Heidel berg road, near the bridge. I am sure he will use his best endeavors to keep our white stockings and low shoes nice and clean. I think he will also see that a little gravel is wanted on this popular promenade, in other places as well as near the bridge. If he should order it to be put down, I hope he will be kind enough to get it rolled. I also wish to mention to you that after all this is done you cannot rely on reaching Fitzroy clean and decent; for should you happen to come into contact with an im pudent fellow, who is the habit of borrow. ing a pony and rushing up and down the footpath like mad, there is no telling what might happen to you. An acquaintance of mine had a close brush the other evening, after dark, by this Dick Turpin and his pony. The remark was passed that the pony seemed to have the most brains...

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THE PUBLIC MEETING [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 May 1879

THE PUBLIC MEETING was held in the Town-hall, Fitzrov. in the evening, the building being crowded to excess, a band stationed in the gallery proving a considerable attraction. Mr. Strongman occupied the chair, and opened the proceedings by briefly alluding to the ceremony of laying the foundation-stone of the new Coffee Palace that afternoon, urg ing upon the audience to give the move ment moral and pecuniary support. He stated that the general community, as well as total abstainers, would be greatly bene fited thereby, inasmuch as it provided them with a place in which to spend their evenings, without resorting to hotels, whose influences were only too well known. lie then called upon Mr. Woods, the secretary, who read the following report: Mr. Chairman, Ladies, and Gentlemen- It is with feelings of deep thankfulness to Almighty God that we have been permitted to be instruments in His hands of initiatiog the movement in connection with which we are now assembled to commemorate-the ...

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

CRIMINAL ASSAULT. At the Eltham Police court on Tuesday last George Archer, a youth eighteen years of age, appeared on bail to answer a charge preferred against him by Mary Ann Noisette, of committing a criminal assault upon her, on the 21st of April last. The prisoner was defended by Mr. Albert Read, and sub-inspector Baber, prosecuted for the Crown. The first witness was Cons Hanlon, who deposed that on the night of the 21st., in consequence of a complaint made to him by Timothy Mahony, he went to Brown's store about one and a half miles from Diamondjcreek, where the girl Mary Ann Noisette is aservant. He took her into a sitting-room, where she made a statement to him, in consequence of which he took her to Preston on the following day to be ex- amined by Dr. Kieser. On the night that the offence was alleged to have been committed he made an examination of the road be- tween Diamond creek and Brown's store. When he came to a place called Drew's Gully he found footprints of a femal...

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CHAPTER II [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 June 1879

CHAPTER 11I "Very well then Agnes dear," said Pierre arousing himself, "we will do our best to catch the old rascal. So make haste and get some bread and some butter and some cheese, that we may have something to eat on the road when we feel hungry, for I expect we will have a long journey before us." So Agnes willingly obeyed her hus band, and putting a big loaf of bread, a long roll of fresh butter, and two good sized round cheeses into a basket, which she slung on her arm, away they started at once. Now Pierre walked much faster than his wife and as she could not keep up with him, she lagged behind him at some distance. "It does not matter a great deal that he is so far in front ofme," she muttered to herself, "indeed it is as well that it should be so, for when we turn back, I shall be ever so much nearer our home than he will be, and of course shall be first to reach it, while he will still be as far behind me as I am now behind him, and he will have many miles farther to walk ...

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ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 June 1879

ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. Aasmacr of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week ending 24th of May 1879. District. Brighton ... ... 2 2 Brighton East ... .. ... Brunswick "... ... 5 1 Carlton .. . 835 5 Do. Lying-inHospital .. . Caulfield ... ... 3 ... Cheltenham ... ... 2 ... Coburg .. ... 2 Collingwood ... :20 9 Essendon ... ... 2 1 Fitzroy 9 9 4 Fitzroy North ... ... 7 1 Flemington ... ... 1 2 Footscray . ... ... 4 2 Hawthorn ... ... 5 1 Heidelberg ... ... 1 Hotham (West) ... 12 5 Do. Benevolent Asylum ..; ... I 1 Hotham (East) ... ... 5 2 Keilor ... ... 1 Kew ... ... ... 1 Maidstone .. . .: Malvern .1 -1 Melbourne.(South) ... 11 7 Do. Public Institutions ... '.. 11 Melbourne (West) ... 1 4 Northcote ... .. I Prabran . '7.. 6 Do. Alfred Hospital ... ... 1 Richmond ... ... 15 '9 Sandridge ' ... 1 4. Emerald Hill ... 12 5 South Yarra .... ... 6. 4 St. Kilda ... ... 7 3 Williamstown ..... ... 4 3 183 94 Of the total deaths nearly 33 ...

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THE POLICE AND THEIR DETRACTORS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 June 1879

THE POLICE AND THEIR. DiETRACTORB. Br 'ABAOU,..,. ONE of the most painful features in connection with the recent outbreak of hushrangers in this colony, ha's been the large amount of sympathy openly manifested for the outlaws, and the ) desire which has been expressed that I they might escape. The, aniim~osity manifested towards the police force has also been very marked, especially in conversation, when people so often and so carele-sly argue from premises of which, if pressed, they could not give the slightest confirmatory proof; and draw conclusions from apparent facts which, closely analysed, tmn out to be mere prejudices after all. This feeling has been sufficiently general to cause -carcely concealed sneers at the efficiency and. courage of the men to appear in some of the public prints. Though they may furnish a sensational item for a country paper in difficulties for original matter, this can hardly b. held to compensate for the disrespect for the law which they help to enge...

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POLICE. COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. (Before His Worship the Mayor, Messrs Barnett, Levens, Bell, Wm. Kidney, and Nettleton.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 June 1879

POLICE. COLLINGWOOD--TUXDAT. (Before His Worship the Mayor, Messrs Barnett, Levene, Bell. Wm. Kidney, and Nettleton.) James Gleeson, for using obscene language, was discharged as he had been in gaol since Saturday. William Johnson, a young man of athletic appearance, was charged with breaking a Corporation lamp. Also with having no lawful visible means of support. Excuse, no work, no home. For the first offence £5., or three months, and for the second offence six months, com-la i v The bench would not sentence to hard lIbor on ac count of the better rations labor prisoners received, they hoped he would be kept on bread and water, Tiomas" el. using as anghai inthe -treet." Fined lOs. or one week. Mrs. Waugh, chimney on fire. Fined 5s. Three cases, driving over the footpath. Fined 5s. and 5s. costs each. Mary Ann Cohen, who lives in Oxford street, was charged with using insulting language. It appearing that from about six o'clock to eleven o'clock in the evening she amused the inhabit...

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SHIRE OF JIKA. TUESDAY JUNE 3rd. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 June 1879

SHIRE OF JIKA. TUESDAY JUNE 3rd. Present: The President (Cr. Dennis) Crs. Plant, Bastings, Patterson, O'Keefe, Ellison and Clinch. Minutes read and confirmed. Cr. Dennis moved that Tenlers be called for printing for the ensuing year, Cr. Plant seconded. Carried. CORESPOS?DE CE' George Bisp, complaining of drain in Westgarth-street. Referred to Public Worke Committee. Shire of Mount Rouse, Reformation of Municipal association. Received. Shire of Avoca, re indiscriminate granting of selections without regard to roads. Received. James Jones, nuisance of cattle straying about roads. Cr. O'Keefe that the matter be referred to Cons. Robertson for attention. Cr. Plant seconded. If the police would not attend to the matter the council should be informed, the nuisance was becoming intolerable. Crs. Clinch and Patterson both concurred the pathways were being destroyed an.' the drains choked up. C-arried. Department of Agriculture, re proposed grant to the shire for Parks and Gardens. The Acti...

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FITZROY—THURSDAY. (Before Messrs. Showers, McLean, and Thos. Kidney.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 June 1879

FITZ &OOY-THnusnsx. (Before Messrs. Showers, McLean, and Thos. Kidney.) Henry Hughes, was charged with being an habitual drunkard. Cons. Callander found him drunk and disorderly on Sunday evening, at the corner of Young and Ger trude streets, he was proceeding to state the previous convictions when Mr. Gillott objected to any parole evidence being given of any previous convictions, which could only be proved by the necessary documents from the Clerk of the Peace. The Bench did not consider they could convict, the certificates not being before them. The same, obscene language 20s. or three days. Thomas Fogarty and John Heslem, drunk and resisting the police 15s. or three days each. Mary Campbell, disorderly prostitute, three months imprisonment. Charles Watson, being in a public place with intent to commit a felony. The con stable produced three candle-ends he found on prisoner, also an instrument of torture in the shape of an india-rubber tube and a number of leaden ballets ...

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MORAL COURAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 June 1879

IMORAL COURAGE. "RAVE the courage to discharge a debt while you have the money in your pocket. To do without that which you do not need, however much you may admire it. To speak your mind when it is necessary that you should do so, and to hold your tongue when it is better that you should be silent. To speak to a poor friend in a threadbare coat, even in the street, and when arich one is nigh. The effort is less than many take it to be, and the act is worthy a king. To face a difficulty, lest it kick you harder than you bargain for.. Difficulties; like thieves, often disappear at a glance. To leave a convivial party at a proper hour for so doing, however great the sacrifice; and to stay away from one, upon the slightest grounds for objection, however great the temptation to go. To dance with ugly people, if you dance at all; and to decline dancing, if you dislike the performance, or cannot accomplish it to your satisfaction. To tell a man why you will not lend him money ; he will re...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 June 1879

relbourne Savings Bank. Head Office: Corner of MARKET ST. & FLINDERS LANE WEST. Branch Offce: 90 JOHSTON ST., COLLINGWOOD, Open Every day. Saturdays-Morning and evening. Sums of is. to .1000 received. Interest allowed up to £150. Interest, 4 per cent. per annum on mini mum monthly balance. Money is payable oN DEIAND, and the sTrxCTEST SRECB Is OBSERVED. Fifteen thousand five hundred Accounts Now Open. THE OBJECTS OF THE SAVINGS BANK are to afford to persons whose savings are not large enough to be accept able at the ordinary Banking Institutions a means of depositing their surplus cash; thereby enabling them in periods of pros perity to accumulate a little money to meet the exigencies of life such as sickness, scarcity of work, or losses arising from various causes. It thus offers to all who choose to avail themselves of its advan tages a Sams mode of investing their sav ings, affording them not only perfect Sscurrr,. but interest for their money, and the liberty of withdraw...

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CORRESPONDENCE. EXTENSION OF CAB ROUTES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 June 1879

CORRESPONDENCE. EXTENSION OF CAB ROUTES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE EERCURT. Sir.-Would you kindly oblige by insert ing the Ifllowing in your widely-circulated paper? The cabmen beg to tender their thanks to thel Fitzroy city; council for so readily granting them a cab stand at North Fitzroy. They also apologise to them and the public generally for not running at the advertised time, but beg to state that they were not to blame in the matter. It was caused by the Hackney Carriage Committee demurring to grant their just request-a cab stand at Spencer-street railway, brought about no doubt by the outside and inside influence of interested parties, who would like to keep up the monopoly which they have so long enjoyed. We now ask the public to be impartial, and give their support to whichever vehicles comes along first, and thereby break down the monopoly of the Bus Company, or else they may do the same on the Fitzroy line as they have on the Abbotsford and Hotham lines, that is after they t...

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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 June 1879

St-len from the dwelling of John Bamber. 2 Lincoln place, Carlton, on the 1st instant, a hair albert guard, with gold locket with " W.P.B.;" alady's heavy silver neck-chain, snake-pattern; a lady's large aluminium neck-chain; 3gold studs; 2pairssolitaires; a pair sleeve-links, silver; and 2 aluminium lockets.

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TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 June 1879

w TO 'ORBESPONDENTS. writer, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. To areid inconvenience and delay to persons interest, d re have to request that all business comm,nnntu.tiunts, including advertisements, orders tor the paper, and remittances, be ad dreooei to (GtIrrTH .t SPA.VE, and not to lovCE IrIosEMKre in all cases, to be prepaid. : a.cttr ,,tl uthber cumrnu.ications intended for A;?erti,. it the news columns should be 1..-r·esse tLn thle 'Lditor.

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THE PATIENT HUSBAND. A TALE FOR THE YOUNGER MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 June 1879

THE PATIENT HUSBAND. i A TALE FOR THE YOUNGER MEM? BEES OF THE FAMILY. Br E. A. SAMsoN. I "Ou ! Pierce dear," she' said, when they were in the sitting-room "I was r cooking such a nice tender rump-steak for you, and; was boiling a'" lot of 'new potatoes to be°eaten with it; but while I I was down in the cellar, drawing a jug of beer, that horrid thief of a Neptune came into the kitchen, and stole away t the meat; out of the frying-pan, and u upset ilte saucepan with all the potatoes in it. Then while I was running across - the fields to catch him so that I could I get the steak away from him, the beer all ran out of the cask and:was.wasted. r Afterwards when I went to sop up the I beer, with the sack out of the floor, that s was in thegarret,Ithrewoverthepitcher in wich "'soni of the beer had been saved, and broke it. The potatoes, I was obliged to throw them away for s they were all spoilt and dirty. So I havn't anything but water to give you to drink, and I have no meat and potato...

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ANYTHING BUT INCAPABLE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 June 1879

ANYTHING B UTINCAPABLE. BE was a fat man, almost as wide as the corridor door. "Your name is Rufus Simpson, is it?" asked the Court. "Yes-certainly--of course-my name's Rufus Simpson," wheezed the fat man in reply. "And you hail from Milwaukee?" " Why, yes-certainly. Lived there twenty-eight years." "And you were tipsy last night?" " No, sir-no, sir-I deny the charge in toto. Never was more astonished in my life, sir. Perhaps you have taken me for some one else." "Perhaps I have, Mr. Simpson; but, if you weren't tipsy, how came you to be lying flat on the walk, hat in the gutter, satchel in the street, and your feet all over? And, when an officer raised you up, Mr. Simpson, you plainly and distinctly exclaimed, ' Zon't g'way an' lemme 'lone, I'll knock 'er head offl ' Would a sober man-, make such a remark?" " May it please the Court," wheezed the fat man, "I am a victim of asthma. I was born of honest parents, and my life has been one long epoch of respect. ability. I am fat. rd gi...

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DRUNKENNESS CURED. (WASHINGTON CHRONICLE.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 June 1879

DRUNKENNESS CURED. (wsHINarTON canomcrz.) TnE physicians and temperance men of Chicago are very much excited over a s new remedy discovered by Dr. Robert D'Unger, which is said not only to cure intemperance, but to leave the drunkard I with an absolute aversion to spirituous liquors. Mr. Joseph Medill, the editor of the Chicago Tribune, is one of the strongest endorsers of the new. remedy. I Mr. Medill has had many scientific articles in the Tribune about it, and has often devoted editorial space to make known to the drunkard that there is a simple remedy which can save him. Says Mr. Medill : "This is one of the most wonderful discoveries of the age. Dr. D'Unger has actually cured 2,800 cases of the worst forms of intemperance. He takes men debauched by liquor for years takes a used-up, demented, loathsome sot, and in ten days makes a well man of- him, with a positive aversion to liquor. Dr. D'Unger is a regular practitioner. He tells the secret to every one, and many physicians are...

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COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 June 1879

COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. FaIDAY, APRIL 6T. Present. The Mayor (Cr. Tucker). Crs. Showers, McMahon, Holden, Moore, Evans, and Ewing. The minutes of previous meeting and outward correspondence were read and confirmed. COaBEEPOcWDNCcE. From Shire of Mount Rouse forwarding a scheme for forming a Municipal Associa tion with the object of giving erect to and considering proposals affecting local bodies. Referred to the Select Committee, with power to act. The Metropolitan Gas Company stared that the extension of mains in Delbridge street would be proceeded with. Received. The Melbourne Bus Company requested permission to make crossings to their new stables in Brunswick-street, North Fitzroy. Referred to Public Works Committee. In reference to application made by Fitzroy. in January last. for the extension cf water mains in Fitzroy, the WaterSupply Department stated "That all the streets in North Fitzroy. which will yield the required revenue, will be reticulated prior to next summer if ...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 June 1879

W. READ :DRAPER CORNER. OF PEEL & SMITH STS, Collingwood. W. READ begs to inform the Ladies of Collingwood and surrounding districts, that he .is now offering a large quantity of WINTr GlODS !! Mantlds, Ulsters, - .Shawls, Dresses, Blankets, Flannels, All at very Low Prices. W. R. has bought a few special lines in Blk Satin Hats, Corsets, Ribbons, Flowers, Feathers. .I Note the Address: WILLIAM READ. -SMITH & PEEL STS. HUNT'S HAT FACTORY, 186 SMITH ST.,opposite Woods' Timber Yard. EVERY description of Hats and Caps 10 per cent. less than in Melbourne. Prices-Superfine black Paris hats, 12s. 6d. extra, 15s. 6d. N.B.-The trade supplied with hatters' materials of all kinds cheap. THOMAS BOSWELL, GENERAL BLACKSMITH, Coach-builder, Plough-maker, and Veterinary Shoeing Smith Heidelberg Road, Clifton Hill. STANLEY IRONWORKS. GEO. WILLIAMS, ENGINEER AND SMITR, o0 stazaley- st., ' COLLINTGwOoD. :lanufacturer of Iron Lasts and Stands, Sole and Heel Knives. Boot-Making Machiner...

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