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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 July 1879

"My dea," said a vain old man to his wife, "these' friends here won't lielieve that rIm only forty-five .years old.. You know I speak the truth, don't you?" "Well"' answered the simple wife, "I must believe it, Bohn, as you've stuck to it for fifteen years.

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
LOVE'S FULL SACRIFICE. Concluded. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 July 1879

LOVE's FULL SACRIFICE. Concluded. On inquiry being made, it was found ascertained that the assassin was a Wahabi - a Mussulman fan atic of the extremest order - who had lately come from the Black Moun tains and had taken up his residence for a few days at the village near the en campment, preparatory to travelling into Hindostan for the accomplishment of a secret oath-in all probability the murder of some Englishman. But, hearing of Donnington's arrival, the mad devotee thought that Allah had provided a fitting victim near at hand, and so, with all his insane fanaticism in flamed to boiling-point, had determined to gain the favor of his god and prophet, and to win instant admission into Paradise by the slaughter of the in fidel, who-had so opportunely come in his way. Motee was duly buried, according to the rites of her faith, in the little Mohammedan graveyard attached to the village, attended to her last resting place by the man whom she loved, and an immense concourse of spectato...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
HURLING. COLLINGWOOD V. BRIGHTON. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 July 1879

HURLING. CoLLneowooD V. BoIGorow. (BY(a GoAL.) It was intended that this match should be played in Dight's paddock, but it was found impossible on account of the rain. In order that there should be no difficulty Sabout the ground, it was arranged early in the week, that should the paddock be wet on Saturday, the game would be played in Madeline-street reserve. Brighton sent a very strong team into the field, as amongst its ranks were to be found such real good players, as McInerney, Quiligan, Noonan, O'Brien and Davis, together with a host of others, whose names are unknown to me. Collingwood, on the other hand, found that some ef its best players did not put in ap pearance. Nevertheless, all hands worked well together, and their labors were well rewarded by a victory. It must certainly be said that Brighton had many chances of goals, but they were not taken advan tage of. Mr. Flanaghan acted as central umpire, and started the game in the centre of the ground, Collingwood having the...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
ADVERTISING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 July 1879

ADVERTISING. The practise of commercial, and almost every class of business-men, ad - vertising through the medium of the t Press, has, of late years, become greatly on the increase, and especially in Vic toria. The reason is quite obvious Victoria, unlike the old country, is in the cradle of its infancy, and, as yet, there are no old-established firms-no Holloway of London; no Worth of Paris; no Stewart of New York-who have advertised their goods through the medium of the Press all over the world, during the last half century, un til their names have become household words, and the stroke of their pen com mand millions of pounds. It takes a long time for a firm, such as we have mentioned, to become a household.word, and procure the custom and confidence of the wide-awake pub lic. To cite one instance, among hundreds, that have come under the writer's notice, thatof the success and en terprise of A. T. Stewart of New York, a self-made man, who died a few.years ago worth milions of d...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
AN EXCITING CHASE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 July 1879

AN EXCITING CHASE. An exciting chase ocoured on Thursday in Coburg, between twelve and one o'clock. About half-past eleven Sergeant Joyce ob served four suspicious-looking characters coming up the Sydney.road, carrying three swags, and having heard that they had gone down Bell-street, he concluded they were out for the purpose of planting to bacco. He immediately obtained the assistance of Constable Herberle and two warders from the Pentridge Stockade. They proceeded down Urquhart-street cautiously, when they noticed the men in the Coburg Cemetery. In the meantime Constable Herberle had gone round by the cemetery and three of the men got out of the cemetery and crept down a gully near the creek. A rush was at once made for them, and they ran off as fast as they could, with Sergeant Joyce and the warder in hot pursuit, but they managed to escape. The fourth ma-a Constable Herberle ar rested coming out of the cemetery. .'ha three swags of tobacco were picked up, and on examination wer...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
VIOLENT SCENE IN A FRENCH CHAMBER. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 July 1879

VIOLENT SCENE IN A FBENAH CHAMBEE. A scandalous scene, not often equal led in violence since the establishment of the Republican regime, took place in the French Chamber on 25th May. The champion of Imperialism and a well-known member of the party of "moral order" laboured, with the aid of half-a.dozen obstructives, to defy the authority of the chair and create a tumult which no efforts save actual violence could have quelled The Under-Secretary for Justice had given notice of a motion for leave to prosecute M. Paul de Cassagnac for publishing in the Pays attacks which he described as "shameful." Thereupon M. Paul de Cassagnac called upon him to with draw the offensive epithet. But before doing so he pointed out with con siderable force and unanswerable logic that a Government which made abso lute freedom of the press one of the cardinal points of its policy, was not justified by any lapse of the press in prosecuting a newspaper. The manner and attitude of M. Paul de Cassagnsc were ...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 July 1879

ajOLE. `L` l FITrZROY-Monr. Before His Worship the Mayor, and Mr. Baven. Susan Fraser-Vagrancy. Discharged. John Anthony and William Butler, for being drunk. Discharged. Mary Ann Johnston-drunk. Fined 10s and 2s 6d costs. Jane Wilson-breaking two panes of glass, the property of J. Miller. Fined 5s, damages 2s, or forty-eight hours. Hannah Jackson v. Charles Roberts deserting his illegitimate female child. All respectable females were requested to leave the court. 5s per week and 21a costs, self in £10, one surety in £10. One man for being drunk and using obscene language. Fined 15s or forty eight hours. Annie Newsome v. W. R.- Telford assault. Dismissed.

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 July 1879

COLLING WOOD--TuEDAT. Before His Worship the Mayor. MIesars. Barnett, Nettleton, Levens and Marsden. Daniel Clark-drunk and disorderly He broke Mr. Ballingall's window and had to be taken to the lock-up in a cab. Fined 2s 6d and 2a 6d cab hire. As he had been locked up since mid-day on Monday he was let off with a light fine and recommended to settle with Mr. Ballingall.

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE UNEMPLOYED—A PROPOSITION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 July 1879

THE UNEMPLOYED-A PROPOSITION. .TO TE EDITOR OF THE HsamE r. Sir-The unemployed question is" just now exciting considerable attention, and anymethod for alleviating: the necessities of the labouring classes deserves-if prac ticable-serious consideration. I am a resident in Fitzroy North and have been living there for severalyears, and although admitting that the council has done very much towards making the locality a habitable one, there remains still much more to be done before the streets become available for traffic, or the footpaths favor able for pedestrians. At present the majority of the thoroughfares resemble the celebrated "Slough of Despond" inasmuch asit is almost an imposibility for a travel ler to get from one point to another without getting covered in filth. Now I understand that the council has no money wherewith to carry out the necessary works, and consequently we must expect to remain as we are until it gets sufficient funds to remedy the annoyance. My proposal is...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 July 1879

TOOCO BESPONDENTS. Reected comonunestions anuot I vealrued under any oirCumtanes ,oeateoa. ,o notice can be taken of aaonymons oer munications. very letter mast be ecanm panied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for publication, bu as a guarantee of good faith. Tb avoid inconveniens and delay to persons interested we have to reuest that all business communications, including advertisements, orders for the paper, and remittances, be ad dressed to G rrTTH & SPrrvN, and not t the EDITOR. ADRV?TIBNerNTU, in all cases, to beprepaid. Ltteers and other communications intended for insertion in the news columns should is ddrssed to the Editor.

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
FITZROY—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 July 1879

FITZ?ROY-Tu.asnar. Before. Messrs. Showers, McLean, T. Kidney, and garsden. Mary Ann Wilson-Drunk and disor derly-Discharged. George Fergusson and Henry Richelieu -were summoned for insulting behavior. They did not appear and warrants were ordered to issue. Two persons for allowing their chimneys to be on fire were fined 2a 6d each. Adeline May for breaking windows, was discharged, the prosecutrix declining to press the charge. Two publican's cases were postponed for a week owing to the absence of Mr. Gil lott.

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 July 1879

A4BT4E OFo'BIRTHS -ND :-j ---------~ AsTaAct of Births and Deaths registered in tZh~Metropoiitan and SnbuirbanDistricts during the week ending 28th of June 1879. Brighton 3 Brighton East ... ... 3. Brunswick . .. 6 1 Do. Cbi droen's Hospital ... . 1.. Caulfield ... ... 1 .. Cheltenham .. ... 1 Coburg .. ... 1 Collingwood, ... 19 8 Esdendon ... ... 3 Fitzr-y .. 3: -9 inzroy North .. Flemington . ... .3 . FoQtscray Hawthorn ... 4 1 Heidelberg 1 1 Hotham (West)......., ? 3 .2 Eotbhani.(East)... ... 9 3 Keilor. ...... Kew ... .. __...." 1 Do.Lunatic Asylum 1... .. ..1 Maimd ... - 1> Malvern ... ... 1 Meebonrne (South) ..... 10 1 Do. Public Institutions ... -19 IIelboirne (West) .. " 7- 2 Northcote .. 3 2 PrabFriin - ... : 6-- '4 Do. Alfred Hospital ... -2 Richmond ... ... 14 3 Sandridge. .. ... .5 1 Emerald Hill - .. ... 15 7 South Yarra ... ... 3 2. St. Kilda ... ... 3 Williamstown ... ... 10 '185 80 Of the total.deaths nearly_25 per cent. were of children not exceeding the age of -...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
FITZROY SCHOOL OF DESIGN. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 July 1879

FITZROY SCHOOL OF DESIGN. ON Thursday evening last, the Annual Exhibition and Distribution of Prizes in connection with the Fitzroy School of Design, took place at the Fitzroy Town Hall. The walls of the large hall were hung with the drawings of the pupils during the past year. From a hasty survey of these, we noticed a steady improvement in the excellence of the work. There was not a great display of landscape drawing, but some of this class were exceedingly well exe cuted. The mechanical. architectur, and freehand drawings also showed considerable skill, but what appeared to us as the more noticable improve ment was in the figure class. We cannot speak too highly of some of these executions. The truthfulness of expression, the mellowness and every depth and contrast in shading clearly indicated the practice, skill, and in telligence of the young artists. Indeed, we may say that the exhibits generally reflect the highest credit on the pupils, and also on the teachers who have train...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 July 1879

stablehed 1857. W. C. THURGOOD'S Old Established House, 209 SWANSTON ST., op. Public.Library. WHOLESALE PASTRYGOOK & BISCUIT BAKER. Teameetings and picnicscatered for.: Up-country. orders promptly attended to. Shops supplied with all kinds of Goods at wholesale prices. Wedding ~a~es mad to AUSTRAUAN & EUROPEAN BANK-Limited. HEAD OFFICE: 4 COLLINS ST. W. MELBOURNE. Capital ... ... £1,000,000 Subscribed ... ... 600,000 COLLINGWOOD BRANCH: 165 Smith Street, Fitzroy. CURRENT Accounts kept, and Interest allowed thereon at the rate of 4 per cent. per annum, calculated on the minimumnn monthly credit balance, when not under £100. Interest Allowed on Deposits: At call .. .. ... 4 per cent. Fixed for 3 months .. 5 6 . 6 , 12 a as peragreement. Bills discounted daily, and Cash Credits granted and Advances made on approvep senurity Drafts granted on England; Ireland, Scotland, and the various Agencies of the Bank throughout the Australian colonies and New Zealand. at current ra...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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ADVICE TO YOUNG LADIES. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 July 1879

ADVICE TO YOUNG LADIES. LADIES--caged birds of beautiful plum age, but sickly looks-pale pets of the parlour, who vegetate in unhealthy atmosphere, like a potato germinating in a dark cellar, why do you not go into the open air and' warm sunshine, and add lustre to your eyes, bloom to your cheeks, elasticity to your steps, and vigour to your frames? -Take exercise; run up the hill for a wager, and down again for fun; roam the fields, climb the fences, leap the ditches, wade the brooks, and aifer a day of exhilarating exercise and unrestrained liberty, go home with an appetite acquired by healthy enjoyment. The beautiful and blooming young lady rosy cheeked and bright-eyed-who can darn - a stocking, mend her own frock, command a regiment of pots and kettles, and he a lady when required, is a girl that young men are in quest of for a wife. But you pining, screwed-up, wasp.waisted, doll.dressed, consump tion-mortgaged, music-murdering novel devouring daughters" of fashion and idleness,...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. FRIDAY JULY 18th. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 July 1879

COUNCILS. ' - CI-FTY OF-ITZROY'. - P.nix JuLr 18th. - Present: His Worship the Mayor, Crs. Evans, Holden, Moore, Ewing, McMahon, Lyons, Woodhead and Showers. Minutes read and confirmed. COBBESPONDENCL From Francis Bain asking permission to construct a bridge across the channel in Smith-street. opposite his property. Re ferred to Public Works Committee with power to act. From Unemployed Board requesting in formation regarding the state of labor in Fitzroy. Answer already sent. From Borough Council of Brunswick, re the drainage into North Fitzroy. Referred to Select Committee. From T: J. Forbes, requesting to be exempted from paying rates for the Catholic school in Victoria-parade, on the grounds that the institution was supported by voluntary contribution, no fees being charged for pupils. Referred to Finance Committee. From Melbourne Harbour Trust Com mission asking the attendance of the' Mayor; and the Town Clerk at a deputation to the Hon. the Minister of Lands, to request to be p...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SUSPICIOUS DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 July 1879

SUSPICIOUS DEATH. Information has reached us of the death of a married woman, under circumstances so suspicious as to have attracted the at- tention of the police. The deceased resided with her husband, in Hoddle-street, and was recovering from an attack of fever. About four o'clock on the afternoon of last Sunday fortnight, a quarrel arose between the husband and the deceased about a woman with whom she charged her hus- band with having illicit intercourse. The woman, with her child, was residing in the same house, and had only recently been confined at the Lying-in-Hospital. This woman says she went out of the house to obtain a bucket of water and that the deceased closed the door and locked her out, but she was again admitted by the husband when she saw the deceased lying on the floor. Blood was flowing from her head. The husband said she had fainted. She was carried to her bed and allowed to remain without being attended to. About one o'clock next morning she was found dead. A s...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
TAKING THINGS COOLLY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 July 1879

TAKING THINGS COOLLY. When gallant Ponsonby lay grievous ly wounded on the field of Waterloo, I he forgot his own desperate plight while watching an encounter between a couple of French Lancers and one of his own men, cut off from his troop. As the Frenchmen came down upon Murphy, he, using his sword as if it were a shillelah, knocking their lances alternately aside again and again. Then suddenly setting spurs to his horse, he galloped off at full speed, his eager foes following in hot pursuit, but not quite neck and neck. Wheel ing ronnd at exactly the right moment, the Irishman, rushing at the formost fellow, parried his lance and struck him down. The second, pressing on to avenge his comrade, was cut through diagonally by Murphy's sword, falling to the earth without a cry or a groan; while the victor scarcely glancing at his handiwork, trotted off whistling "The Grinder." Ponsonby's brave cavalry men knew how to take things coolly, which, according to Colonel R. P. Anderson, is t...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 July 1879

QALE. (No. 5142) of CROWN LANDS in ) fee simple at the auction rooni; of Mesers. Byine, Vale and Co., Collins-street - east, Melbourne, on Tuesday. the twenty ainth day of July, 1879, at two o'clock p.m. SUBURBAN LOTS. Parish of Dronin East, County of Buln Buln.-Adjoining the township of Warrigul. Upset price. £18 2s. 6d. per lot; charge for survey, £1. Lot 1, area 6a. Or. 5p., allot ment 1, section 11. Lot 2, area 6a. Or. Sp., allotment 2, section I1. LotS, area 6a. Or. 2p., allotment 3, section 11. Upset price, £18 per lot; charge for survey, £1. Lot 4, area 6a., allotment 4, section 11. Upset price, £17 7s. 6d. per lot; charge for survey, AL Lot 5, area 5a. 3r. 3p., allotment 5, se tion 1L Lot 6, area Sa. 3r.6p.. allotment 6, section 11. Lot 7, area 5a. Sr. 6p., allot ment 7, section 11. Lot 8, area 5a. Sr. 3p., allotment 8, section 11. Upset price, £17 5s. perlot; charge for survey, £1. Lot 9, area Sa. 2r. 39p., allotment 9, section 11. Upset price, £17 29. 6d. per lot; charge f...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 July 1879

A WANT SUPPLIED!! Cheap Tailoring. THE ORIGINAL WHOLESALE CLOTHING COMPANY, FIT E ST. Is NOW OPEN wiith an entirely New and Varied assort ment of seasonable Tweeds, Coatings, &c. Whole?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 Guaranteed. Patterns sent, post free to all parts of the colony. The Workingman's Friend, The Tradesman's Delight, The Swell's Astonishment is the ORIGINAL WHOLESALE CLOTHING Co., 108 Gertrude-st., Fitzroy. J. T. MIDDLETON, General Manager. Terms-Cash. WILLIAM SCOTT CENERALJOBBING CONTRACTOR CARPENTER & JOINER, 132 OXFORD STREET, 132. COLL.INGWOOD, and at 268 Elizabeth Street, MELBOURNE. Estimates given for Shop and Office fittings Step Ladders always in stock. From Elkington, Mason & Co.. Birmingham 77 RUSSELL Si'., MELBOURNE. (4 Doors from Little Collins st.) Old Plate. Spoons, Forks, Teapots, Cruet Frames, &c. repaired, pl...

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