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COLLINGWOOD—FRIDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 June 1879
COLLI NGTWOOD--FlDx. Before his worship the Mayor, Messrs. Bell, Levens, Winm. Kidney and Berry. Emma Walker-being the occupier of a house frequented by persbns having no lawful visible means of support. The house was situated in Chaplin's right-of-way Wellington-street. A dreadful character was given to the house by respectable wit nesses, in addition to the testimony given by the official witnesses Constable Bannon and Key. Sent to prison for twelve months. Julia Robinson, Alice Holmes, Elizabeth Burns and Elizabeth Hampton--having no lawful visible means of support. The women were found in a house occupied by Walker, by Constables Bannon and Key. They were of the lowest;'lass, and received a very bad character. Alice Holmes dis missed on condition she would go to Dr. Singleton's. The other three women were sent to gaol for six months each. John Druery-having no lawful visible means of support. Cons. Bannon gave evidence, found in a loft. Six months hard labor. William O'Keefe dam...
SHIRE OF COBURG. MONDAY JUNE 2nd, [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 June 1879
SHIRE OF COBUREG. MoMobAY JuxE.2nd, Present: Cr. Ritchin (President) Kyle, Hunt, Rolland, Hunton,?McCowan, Landells Kendall, and Jones. CORRESPONiDENCE. From the Inspector General of the Penal Establishment, intimating the willingness of his department to supply pitchers, wood, etc., for making crossing at intersection of Bell and Drummond-streets, if the council would supply labor. Cr. Hutton said the Government had a large establishment that gave no return in the shape of rates. The department employed a number of heavy stone drays for conveying stone to other muni:i,,slities. Under the circumstances he thought it was their duty to keep the street in repair. The President said, that although it was not mentioned in the letter, yet it was understood between DMr. Duncan and himself that labor would also be found by the department. Cr. Kyle said that the Stockad,-road had been wholly maintained by the department. He thought the offera very reasonable one, and that it should be accept...
THE ELECTORAL ROLLS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 June 1879
THE ELECTORAL BOLLS. The electoral rolls for the present year have now been compiled, and though the number cf rights issued is less than last year, it is larger than that of the previous years, the new rights will be added to the general rolls. The following statement shows the number of rights taken out during the quarter. CALroi.-TRatepayers' roll, 2,476; general roll, 435; new rights, 132--total. 3,043. CoLLrowoon.-Abbotsford-latepayers' roll, 1.239; general roll, 90; new rights. 3r -total, 1,36L North Glasshouse-Bate payers' roll, 2.242; general roll. 178; new rights, 67-total, 2,487. South Glasshouse -Ratepayers' roll. 1,053; general roll, 80; new rights, 3S-total, 1,171. Grand total, 5,019. Frrzaor.-West Fitzroy-Ratepayer' toll, 752; general roll. 196; new rights, 63 -total, 1,010. East Fitzroy-Ratepayerr roll, 704; general roll, 147; new rights, 37 -total, 888. North Fitzroy-Batepayers' roll, 1,119; general roll, 56; new rights, 53 -total. 1,227. St. Marks-- atepayers' roll,...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 June 1879
TlHE Mecary can be obtained from any 61 .Lthe following agents :-Subscription is. per qarter. G. CANiI ... 167 Smith street. Mrs. Woonuurr... 96 Brunswick street. Mr. PHLPOTT ... 316 Wellington street. Mr. O'Kasr ... Heidelberg road:.. Mr. BARRET ... Smith street Mr. Wmo'ar ... Peel Street. Mr. SPavxN ... 200 Johnston street, next Yarra hotel. Mrs. DAVIs ... Simpson's road. GORDON & GoTCH Collins t., Melbourne. Mr. P~riasoN ... Brunswick st. Mr, P?EsTON ... Brunswick at. IH. Wi cox ... Vere street. Mn. Mmaxs ... Smith street. Mr. Wzivza ... High st., Northcote. Mr. Masnszr. ... Gowerville Mr. WooD .., Preston. Mr. T'rzoca ... Heidelberg Mn. IDAi ... Greensborongh Mfs. FAn a ... Diamond Creek HM..REED ... Postmaster, Coburg.d Mr. PrrcmE Post.office, Simpson's-r GENERAL NOTICE. THE Mercury is published every Saturda3 T Muruing. Persons wishing to have; the paper regularly delivered at their place of business or residence willhb chirged is: per quarter, payable in advance; by p...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 June 1879
A WANT SUPPLIED!! Cheap Tailoring. THE WHOLESALE CLOTHING COMPANY, 1 08 IS NOW OPEN tWith an entirely New and Varied assort ment of seasonable Tweeds, Coatings, &c. WTVhole=ale Clothing Company's Geelong Tweed Trousers to order 12s. 6d. -Wholesale Clothing Company's Geelong Tweed Trousers and Vest to order 18s. 6d. Fit Guarant'ed. 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 GCo., 108 Gertrude-st., Fitzroy. J. T. MIIDDLETON, General MIanager. Terms-Cash. WILLIAM SCOTT CENERALJOBBING CONTRACTOR CARPENTER & JOINER, 132 OXFORD STREET, 132. COLLINGWOOD, and at 268 Elizabeth Street, MELBOURNE. Estimates given for Shop and Offi.e fittings Step Ladders always in stock. From Elkington, Mason & Co.. Birmingham 77 RUSSELL ST., MELBOURNE. (4 Doors from Little Collins st.) Old Plate. Spoons, Forks, Teapots, Cruet Frames, &e. repaired, plated, and made equa...
The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 June 1879
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 1979. Inithe Argus of Wednesday appeared a letter signed by a Mr. J. E. PHILLIPS, bearing on the appointment of Govern ment auditors, and suggesting "that the roster and the respective billets remain as in the year past." The object which the gentleman in question has in view is that as "in numerous instances the Government auditors have suggested or requested that certain emendations be made in the system of accounts," the auditors would have, if reapponted, an opportunity of seeing how far such suggestions were carried out. With reference to Mr. PHILLPs, individually, we have nothing whatever to say, but on the subject matter of his communi cation to our Melbourne cotemporary we think a few words would not be out of place. As the time for appointing auditors is now close at hand, it affords an excellent opportunity-one which should be taken advantage of-for weeding out those auditors who, by their actions during the p...
A CASE FOR INQUIRY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 June 1879
A CASE POR INQUIRY. Some information has been given to the Customs and Police authorities which will lead to investigations being held with re gard to the departure of the brig Alexandra from Hobson's bay, for Newcastle, on the night of the 6th inst. The vessel will be remembered as one which an attempt was made to scuttle some eighteen months or two years since by Butters and Ring, who are undergoing imprisonment for the of fence. The facts to hand show that the police boat boarded the vessel on the night of the 6th, and found that both her boats were in a very bad condition. The one on deck had the plank ends carried away from her stem at water line. - The second boat was being hoisted at the time the police were there. In hoisting, the stern ringbolt came out, and the boat fell into the water, at once sinking and had to be lashed round before she could be recovered. There were four more men on board than on the ship's articles, and no passenger list. The captain was inter rogated...
THE SCHOOLBOY'S LAMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 June 1879
THE BCHOOLBOY'S LAMENT. Teach, teach, teach, On every day of the week, And thrash, thrash, thrash, From your head down to your feet, Reading, and spelling, and writing, Grammar and geo-graphy, Till a poor boy's brains Are fall of pains, And he's tired as tired can be. Write, write, write, The moment you're out of line, And write, write, write, Until it is half-past nine; Scratch and scribble and scrawl, And blot and blur and smear, Till the teacher comes And warms your thumbs, And makes you feel ever so queer. Work, work, work. Your examples until eleven, And work, work, work, Your examples at home till seven Pounds and ounces and drachms, Drachms, and ounces and pounds, Till you get as mad, You are always glad When the bell for recess sounds. It is, oh! for a happy land Where never a teacher lives;. Where tops, and marbles, and kites grow wild, And a fellow can holloa and shout; And there's never a book; But a cosy nook For to fish and to swim about. And it's oh! for the happy time...
CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 June 1879
GOUTBITUTIOEZAL RBBORM. A publio meeting was called at the Fita roy Town-hall on Thursday night, to con eider the question of constitutional reform. About 800 persons were present. After some delay, Mr. J. P. Oliver moved-" That in the absence of Mr. Tacker, M.L.A., Mayor of Fitzroy, who had convened the meeting, in response to a requistion, Councillor S. Lyons preside." The motion was agreed to, and Mrh Lyons took the chair accordingly. The Chairman said that the requisition presented to the mayor asked him to con vene a public meeting for the purpose of taking into consideration the various con stitutional reform schemes now before the public. The petition was signed by a num ber of electors of Fitzroy. He wished to say that the meeting was neither for nor against the Ministry, but to discuss the constitutional question. Mr. Oliver, one of the signers of the requisition, would first address the meeting. Each speaker would be limited to a quarter of an hour. Mr. P. Oliver said that...
A LOVE SONG. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 June 1879
A. LOYE:BONUG. Lias me. darling. Let your lips SBe a rose that breaks apart, And I'llbe the bee that sips Honey from the rose's heart. Ah!.the scarlet leaves unclose Of the.blossom blownffor me. Happy fate to be a rose ! Happier fate to be the bee! XIss me, darling. Let your eyes - Be the violets on the hill; I will be the wind that flies Hither, thither as its will. When my kiss upon themlies Then the blossoms, sweet and shy; Must look up in swift surprise While the laughing wind goes by. Kiss me. darling. Let my heart Be a warm and pleasant nest; Come and swing its doors apart. Enter in and be my guest. Love stands just within the door Tender shall his welcome be; There, my darling, evermore Sing your song for him and me.
FATAL BUGGY ACCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 June 1879
FATAL BUGGY ACCIDENT. Wa extract the following from the Bendig. Indspendent, as we understand Mr. Smith of Alphington was one of the persons who had so narrow an escape of his life. Last night about seven o'clock, a fatal accident under very distressing circumstances occurred in Pall Mall. almost opposite the Exchange hoteL The night was wet and dark. Mr. Robert Bond, of Graham, Bond and Johnston, brewers, of Golden Square (late Elliots), was driving up the Mall with a cart containing a number of casks and cases, from the refreshment booths at the Epsom racecourse. Sitting in the cart with Mr. Bond were two com panions, George Bell, a carpenter, and another person named Arnold, a resident of Bayne-street. When arriving opposite the above-named hotel, a buggy, driven by Mr. R. O'Keefe, the well-known butcher, came up, and both collided with a fearful crash. Bond was jerked off the cart, and fell under the wheeL Arnold was also thrown out, but Bell is said to have kept his seat, thoug...
A NARROW ESCAPE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 June 1879
A NARROW ESCAPE... It will be of interest to the friends of Mr. Councillor Holden, of Fitzroy; to read the following extract from .the columns of the Waihalalla Chronicle, wherein the perils of travelling in that district are very graphically set forth. The gentleman was visting Walhalla in the interest of the Australian Mutual Insurance Coy., to survey and report upon the recent fires: "Some of our friends from Mel bourne, who are comparatively new chums in the bush, have sometimes to undergo ordeals in some portions of Gippsland. The latest narrow escape from drowning is that of Mr. James Holden, one of the members of the Fitzroy*City Council, who came through the heavy floods, on Saturday last (31st ultimo), on a visit to Walhalla, wheit the horses were swept away from the mailman, Mr. John M'Carthy. Oneof the horses returned to the Moe, but the others were secured on this side of the Latrobe river by Mr. M'Laughlin, a resident of Walhalla, who was also a passenger, and brought t...
TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 June 1879
TO OORRESPONDENTS. Rejected communications cannot be returne under any circumstances whatever. No notice can be taken of anonymous com munications. Every letter must be accom pacnied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for p ubication, but as a guarantee of good faith. To avoid inconvenience and delay to persons interested we have to request that all business communications, including advertisements, orders for the paper, and remittances, be ad dressed to GrIFFrra & SPAVEN, and not to the EDrIOB. ADVEBrsxBEENm. in all cases, to beprepaid. Letters and other communications intended for insertion in the news columns should be ddressed to the Editor.
COLLINGWOOD—FRIDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 June 1879
COLLINGWOOD--FF DAY. Before His Worship the Mayor, Messrs. Turner. W. Kidney, and BIll. John Warby and Charles Thomas-two boys. Stealing books, the property of Abraham Lincolne. The possession of the books and the attempt to dispose of them were clearly proved. Cons. Bannon gave them both a bad cnaracter. Warby was sentenced to three months and Thomas to one month. Samuel Piston was charged with stealing clothes off a line in Eoss-street, North Richmond, the property of John Granter. Mrs. Granter identified the articles. Cons. Bannon arrested prisoner with the goods in his possession quite wet. Three months' imprisonment. Mlary Helwick was charged with stealing a pair of boots, the property of Elizabeth May, who deposed she had a quantity of things stolen on the 4th. None of the property had been recovered. Dismissed. Ann Kenny-obhscene language in a pub lic place. 10s or seven days, William Rowe and Annie Rayner. Steal ing a watch, the property of Patrick Coyle. Cons. Hicks arreste...
PRESTON—THURSDAY. Before Messrs. Beaver and Clinch J.P's. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 June 1879
PRESTON-TnUasDAY. Before Messre. Beaver and Clinch J.P's. Moses Walker-Drunk in charge of. a horse and cart. Fined lOs and 5s costs. Pa trick Long--Drnnk in charge of a horse. and cart. Fined 5s and 2s 6d costs. John Brown-Drunk and disorderly. Fined 10s and 2s 6d costs. William Cummins--Negligent driving and no name on dray. Fined 2s 6d and 2s Gd costs in the first case, and in second case. fined 5s and 2s 6d costs. W~ebb v Hurst-Goods sold, .£4 17s. Mr. Read for defendant, the amount was for a drink score at a public-house Case. dismissed with £2 2s. costs. A man named Richards, was brought up on fraud summons, and oadered to pay the amount within fourteen days,' or be im prisoned for seven days.
THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 June 1879
THE LIQUOR :TRAFFIC' In the .sister colonyof. New South Wales there exists. a society of philan thropic men, having for its object the regulation of the sale of intoxicants. It is entitled the Liquor Laws Amend ment Association. On the 21st of August last, a deputation from its council, had an interview with the HIon. J. S. Farnell, who was then the minister of Lands, as well as Premier or Chief Secretary, and submitted to him the fol lowing manifesto for his consideration Having earnestly and carefully considered the best method of transferring the licensing power of the people, the Council have adopted the following principles of legislation, which would be just and moder ate; yet effective:.- :1 That the future controlof the traffic in intoxicating liquors be vested in' elective Boards, to be called Liquor-License Boards.: -2. That every electoral district: in the .province be declared to be a Jllcensing district. 3 That every duly qualified elector on the electoral roll for such...
SHIRE OF HEIDELBERG. THURSDAY, JULY 12TH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 June 1879
. SHIRE OF HEIDELBERG. THURSDAY, JULY 12uT. Present: The President Counnillor Smed ley, Councillors Smith, Davey, Bond, Peers, Scotland, Duncan and Daniels. The minutes were read and confirmed, also the correspondence outwards. Department of Roads and Bridges, That the subdivision of the Shire into the Rid ings of Ivanhoe, Heidelberg and Greens borough, had been duly gazetted. Shire of Aroca, Requesting co-operation in the matter of conserving roads in newly selected districts. The proposition was ap proved of. The Secretary explained a ease of en croacbmcnt on the main road at Alphing ton by a fence of Mrs. Dunn's, which had been erected a number of years, and was now about bein- renewed. To prevent any litiga'ion ?r.Wingrove had written a letter to Mrs. Dunn, whose agent Mr. Johnson of Chancery-lane had replied, and a second letter had been written, in which Mr. Win grove offe'red his services in putting the xnatterright. As Mrs. Dunn owned the land on both sides of the road it wa...
FITZROY—THURSDAY. (Before Messrs. Showers, Raven, McLean, and Marsden.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 June 1879
FITrzROY-THURDAT. (Before Messrs. Showers, Raven, McLean. and Maraden.) George Solomon-drank and disorderly in charge of a horse and cart pleaded guilty and was fined 10s. Chas. Watson-being in a public place with intent to commit a felony. He had been found outside a yard, while his com panion was inside. His mother appeared and pleaded on his behalf. The Bench cautioned discharged. and told his mother to look after him. Rachel Jackson, an interesting looking little girl, was remanded till Monday, on a charge of stealing from the till of Mr. Clancy. Hannah Boyes-driving over footpath, fined 10s; 10s 6d costs. John Macready-same. offence. Fined 5s; 10s 6dcosts. Alexander Stewart, ditto. Fined 5s; 7s 6d costs. Hugh Macauley-allowing cow to .wan der. Fined 5s; 7s 6d costs._ Rennie v. Woods--Use and occupation of a house, 9s. Verdict for amount; 5s costs. Ferris v. Donnell-Milk sold and deliv ered. £1 3s. No appearance of defendant. Verdict for amount and costs.
COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. (Before his Worship the Mayor, Messrs Wm. Kidney and Barnett, J. P's). [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 June 1879
COLLINGWOOD-TuESnAar. (Before his Worship the Mayor, Messrs Wm. Kidney and Barnett, J. P's). William O'Keefe. 17 years of age, was charged wi h uillful damage of the property of L. Maxwell. It was provel ?hat nine -young ruffians went to a woman's house and broke the crockery, etc., to the extent of 30s. Fined 10s. Damages, 30s or one mnonth. 'ohn Carson was charged with stealinga pair of boots from J. Perry, bootmaker, in Wellington-street, on Friday evening last, valne 10s 6d. James Levens-Saw prisoner on Friday night in Wellington-street. A man planted boots in myyard. Theprisoner was in his company, before and afterwards. Constable Key-Saw prisoner and two others in front of Mr. Levens. I went into the yard. Prisoner came into the yard and went to where the boots were planted, and was arrested. Mr. Levens' yard is be tween Mr. Perry's shop and Mr. Levens. One month's imprisonment. John Butler, a young boy, 11 years old, stealing 5 pigeons, property of Richard Skinner, grocer, of...
The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 June 1879
PUBUSHED EVERY SATURDAY. Laoer Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 1879. IN our issue of the 31st May last, we called attention to the fact that the (loca k n nnilanfTi&%Laora_.- .bout to strike a rate without giving the neces sary notice, by advertisement and placard, in accordance with section 261 of the Local Government Act. This has now been remedied by the postpone. ment of the meeting. In that article we alluded to the want of a properly com pleted and accepted estimate. When we wrote we were under the impression that no estimate had been prepared since the one submitted, by the Finance Committee, at the meeting, 27th Janu ary last, (Mercury 1st February, 1879). We now find, by our report of the last meeting, that an estimate was submitted at the May meeting of the council, but which, though some inadvertency, was not handed to the press. An estimate has, however, been submitted, and, per haps, as regards the mere compliance with a legal form, will do well enough, but it ...