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NOTES AND COMMENTS. 31779. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 August 1879
NOTES ?AND iCOMMENTS. B Br CoSxoPoLTT. 31 7179. THE Collingwood Justices want to study the law a 'little more. They recently gave a decision, in favor of the City Council against a Mrs. Harvey, which the City Council was too wise to enforce, but which, in the true interest of the ratepayers, it gracefully abandoned. thus avoiding a tedious and expensive law suit. This week a man was charged with felony, i.e.- stealing, taking, and carrying away two shillings worth of firewood off Dight's paddock and the Justices allowed the case to be withdrawn on payment of twenty six shillings costs, to some lawyer. Now, how can a felony, be so dealt with. The crown is the only prosecutor in criminal cases, and takes no costs Supposing the man refused to pay could the Justices enforce their decision in the superior courts? How many stands are to be granted to the Bus Company ? The vehicles stand at Northcote bridge, one, there is one at the junction, two, there is one at Delbridge-street, three, a...
CORRESPONDENCE. HURLING. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 August 1879
CORRESPONDENCE. HURBLING. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. Sir :-I am not in a position to say who is responsible for the unfortunate contre temps that took place on the occasion of the late hurling match at Heidelberg; but I can assert that the responsibility does not rest on the shoulders of the Heidelberg Shire Council, as no application for the use of the ground for the purpose named was ever before them. Had one been sent in, I believe, from what I know of the feelings of the members, that it would 'have been acceded to, and it is greatly to be deplored therefore, that the propriety of taking such a course did not suggest itself to the Hei delberg players. I fully sympathize with the visitors in their disappointment - " fellow feeling makes us wondrons kind,"-but think I am justified in assuring them that after this year, any unpleasantness of a similar na ture is not likely to occur. I am, sir, etc., C. S. WINoBOVE, Sec, Heidelberg Shire Council. Heidelberg, July 30. 1879.
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 August 1879
Stolen fram the person of Duncan McDougall, Fitzroy. on the 27th instant, in Melbourne, a silver hunting geneva watch, white dial, No. 77049; aluminium chain, short and long links alternately; a gold book-locket and keys, black stone one side white the other. We have been asked to acknowledge the following addition to the fund for extend ing St. Andrew's Church in response to an appeal by Mr. C. Baker, which appeared in the Mercury. Mr. Wicks, .?l; V. N., 2l Is.; Mr. James "Melvin, 10s.; Mrs. Wicks, 5s.; J. lOs.; Jim. 5s.; A. S, 2s. 6d.; Mr. Leitch, 5s.; and 2s. 6d. each from Miss Lark, Miss Wicks, EA. . G W. G. Wilson, A Friend, John, Mountain, A. Prim, and Jas. Page, 3s. 6d,; with some smaller sums. mak ingatotalof.4614s, 10d. Those ladies, who promised to collect by cards, are urgently requested to forward to Mr. Baker. the amounts they. have received without delay.
COLLINGWOOD—FRIDAY. (Before His Worship the Mayor, Messrs. Berry, Barnett, W. Kidney, Bowring and Levens, J.P.'s.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 August 1879
COLLLNGWOOD-FRIDAY. (Before His Wor.hip the Mayor, Messrs. Berry, Barnett, W. Kidney. Bowring and Levens, J.P.'s.). Thomas Maher - drunk - discharged. Ellen Townend - vagrancy - discharged. Graham McCormick-obscene language Mr. Rolls testified to the annoyance caused to his tenants, from the tenants, such as defendant, in the adjoining houses. Fined 20s. John Cunningham - playing pitch and toss on Sunday-A boy named Carroll was a witness, and told the Bench that he was fourteen years of age; went to St. Joseph's Sunday-school; did not know the nature of an oath, and was not taught the Bible. Fined 5s. Tohn Tychenne, Robert Burns hotel, Snith-street and Michael Flanagan, East Collir t? inc hotel, Victoria-street, were charged with keeping bar open on Sunday, and were each fined 40s. John Rosenwarne, greengrocer. Hoddle street, was charged with unlawful and in decent assault on one Annie Hutty, she being a girl under the age of twelve years, on March 23, 1879. Mr. Kidston appeared for...
FITZROY—THURSDAY. Before Messrs Showers, McLean, T. Kidney, and Marsden, [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 August 1879
FITZROY-Ta??s AY. Before Messrs Showers, McLean, T. Kidney, and Marsden, Andrew Fraser-drunk, discharged. John Foster, alias Henry Kelso, alias Zincko-charged with stealing a watch and coat, the property of Robert Oliver, North ccte, of the value of £6 10s. Prisoner had blen in prosecutor's employ and left, after wards the property was missed, and the prisoner attempted to pawn it with Mr. Rosenwax, the coat was found with him where he was working at Carlton. Said ha oly took the things in a lark at first. Tw months imprisonment.
FACES. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 August 1879
FACES. AT the Albert-street Young Men's Christian Association on Friday, July 25th, Mr. Vivian read a paper on "Faces. Attention was drawn to the dependence which artists must place in the features, as the means of identifying the various passions and emo t:onu, which are supposed to occupy the bosoms of persons represented in their works; and the necessity of the artist of tracing their variations through their different stages, from youth to old age etc. The essayist then dwelt, at some length, on the claims of phrenology as a physiog nomical science, pointing out that phren ology originated in the the strong desire which Dr. Gall possessed to read by exter nal signs, the characters of those about him, and that probably a large majority of his disciples have been' attracted to his doc trines, with thehopeof gratifying a similar propensity. These persons frequently possessing great instinctive powers of perception which are developed by exercise, and corrected by the experiences of...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 August 1879
GEN'ERAL' ";NOTIGE.. ' lHE Mercury is publishe4 veer r atnra S orning.. Persons wie to be the par regdlarl delieked at t hir pl4i of bsdea or remidence will be charged is. per quarter, payable in advance; bypost s.6d. per .quarter... The quarter commences onthefirst Satir day in the months of Decemiber, Mich, Tone, (d September. TheEditor will be obliged for inform ation-more especially relating to local matters. SCALE FOR ADVERTISING. Business Cards, per quarter, from 7s. 6d. Official and Election Advertisements, each insertion, per' inch ... 2s. 6d. Want plices, Servants, Houses and Land for Sale or to Let, Articles for Sale or Exchange, Miscel laneous, Missing Friends, &c., Os. 6d. Notices of Births, Deaths, and Marriages ... ... . Od. To ADnvmrsass.-Nodee to withdrate dsertiisements must be given ins eriting. ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. Assvac-r of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban-Districts during the week endinig 19h' of July 1879. ,, . D...
FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE. [DETRIOT FREE PRESS.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 August 1879
FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE. [DrTBIOT PREE PRESS.]B The old man Bendigo keeps a pretty1 sharp eye on his daughter Mary, and many a would-be lover has taken a walk after a few minutes' conversation with the hard-hearted parent. The old chap is struck this time, however, and cards are out for-a wedding. After the lucky young man had been sparking Mary for six months, the old gentleman stepped in as usual, requested a private confab, and led off with: "You seem like a nice young man, and perhapsyon are in love with Mary?" "Yes, I am," was the honest reply. "Haven't said anything to her yet, have you ?" " Well, no; but I think she recipro cates my affection." "Does, eh? Well, let me tell you something. Her mother died a lunatic, and there's no doubt that Mary has inherited her insanity." "I'm willing to take the chances," replied the lover. "Yes, but you see Mary hasa terrible temper. She has twice drawn a knife on me with intent to commit murder." "I'm used to that-got a sister just like h...
INQUESTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 August 1879
INQUESTS. Inquests were held at the Yarra Bend Asylum by C. C. Candler, Esq., on July18, on the body of Eliza Ann Jones. 46 years of age, who was admittedfrom Melbourne inNovem ber, 1863, suffering from religious melan cholia. For the last three year. deceased had been in the hospital ward suffering from heart disease. The doctor who made the post mortem found very serious heart disease, but he believed death to have been caused by an attack of erysipelas . Ver dict-Died from erysipelas of the face. On July 25, on the body of William Dixon. aged about 59 years. admitted from St. Kildain September 1872. On the 23rd inst., one of his friends called to see him, and he walked about the grounds for some time, and on his return he sat down on a form outside his cottage, when he fell for ward in a fit. He was removed to the hoe pital, but it was impossible to do anything for him, and he died shortly afterwards. Verdict - Died from sanguineous apo pley. John Fitta, aged about 49 years, admi...
POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. (Before Messrs. Marsden and Raven. J.P.'s) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 August 1879
POLICE. FITZBOY-- osnsA. (Before Messars. Marsden and Baen. J.P.:s) Drunk and disorderly characters-Ann Cummins--fied 2s 6d, and 2 6d costs, or 24 hours; James Rafferty, 55, or 24 hours; Margaret Moore. 5s, and 2s 6d costs- or 24 hours; Edward Murphy, 5s, and 2s 6d costs, or 24 hours; Beatrice Harris, Sa. or 24 hours, and for obscene language, 10s. or 4S hours, cumulative. John Fitzpatrick, alias Robert Howard. and William Johnston, charged with steal ing two bags. The evidence was taken last week, and the case was then remanded in order, if possible, to find out the parents. The police had tried, but the prisoners had given them false addresses. Constables Callendar and Bannon gave the prisoners history. The prisoners were sentenced to one month and fourteen days, respectively. The same prisners were then charged nm warrant with larcency from the dwelling of G. F. Brind, St. Kilda, and they were re nmanded to St. Kilda, to appear there to; morrow. lames Johnston, alias Robert Cummi...
COLLINGWOOD—MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 August 1879
COLLINGWOOD--3IoDA . MIr. W. Kidney, J.P., attended at the Ic.'Iu:p und dealt with the following drunk and di.~o.!cer charge : Albert Goi. _r. fined 10-, or 24 hours' mn pri-onmennt; William McAlnm, Mary Dean. Aura Harper, were di'ciss'red; Th,"mas W~Vkias, 10s, or 4S hours; Alfred Lncy, 10:, or -!S hours ; .Tames Ic William, 10s. or I-S hoirer; Jane Elliott and W. D. Bradshaw were discharged.
COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. (Before His Worship the Mayor, and Messrs. Nettleton, W. Kidney, Barnett and M[?]rsden, J.P.'S) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 August 1879
COLLINGTWOOD-TUEWDAT. (BDfore 1i's Worsa.ip the Mayor, and ,Ie?-r-s. Nettreton, W. Kidney, Barnett and Mi: rsden, .T.P.'s) Denni.s Coieman-dr?nk and disorderly at one p.:m., not sober yet - ordered to be crnuf nd to si: "'clock. p.m. Jeremiah Blackburn - steal, take and carry away part of a tree, the property of Edwin Trennaryy, the value of 2s - Mr. KInsella is in charge of the ground-A tree was cut down on Friday last, and defend ant ??? carrying away the wood on Satur day. Mr. Miller appeared to prosecute and consented to the case being struck out on payment of 2'? costs. Ah Lint r..h YToung - trespass in a garou at .ockhart-road, off Simpson'E roa'u, ,n'nt: wo-,d-3Ir. Kane. solicitor, and 3Ir. Hutton. inte:preterforplaintiff,and3 r. Daly solicitor, and IMr. Hodges, interpreter for defendant. Mr. Kant -snbmitted that Ah Ling was in partnership with one Ah Foy in some land tnk'" from Mr. Cross which they l..i .. .~ier. " Lately Ali Foy had, without Ah Linr's authority, sold out, d...
THE MYSTERY OF ORAN'S GRAVE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 August 1879
THE 'MYSTERY OF ORAN'S GRAVE. BY W. R. DONALD. The Swallow was the name of the revenue cutter then cruising on the north-east coast, and I went on board at Storr Head to arrange as to our future course of action. Amongst other matters, the captain resolved to dodge about off the mouth of the bay when darkness set in, during the fol lowing fortnight, and the firing of a rocket from any part of the shore was to he the signal for a boat's crew to make for that locality. In a few days the captain informed me by letter that a feeble light was occasionally visible at night amongst the rocks a little to the north of Coveholme, and always at high tide. This light I had neither seen nor heard of before, and in concert with a number of our men, the locality was carefully investigated by day and watched by night. But neither light nor human being were discovered; only the oil-lamp which flickered in Rory's cabin, and it was impossible to see its reflection from the bay, some twenty feet of roc...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 August 1879
ftlHE Mercury can be obtained from any.of I the following agents :-Subscription is. per quarter. G. CmAaisn ,. 167 Smith street.' Mrs. WOODRUIT... 96 Brunswick street. Mr. Pmar.rpo ... 316 Wellington street. Mr. O'KmszE ... Heidelberg road. Mr. BAanrrE ... Smith street. Mr. WRIGHT ... Peel Street. Mr. SPAvar ... 200 Johnston street, next Yarra hotel. Mrs. DAvxs ... Simpson's road. GoDnoN & GOTCH Collins st., Melbourne. Mr. PATmRsON ... Brunswick st. Mr. PSEsroN .... Brunswick st. Mn. WI.cox ... Vere street. M?. Masxas - ... Smith street. Mr. WEAVER ... High it., Northcote.. Mr. MassAWsA .:. Gowerville Mr. WOOD ... Preston. Mx. ·T~uoca ... Heidelberg Mn. IrnEDAL ... Greenaborough Mn. FARMER .. Diamond Creek NM. -lRig ... Postmaster; Coburg. Mr. Prrcs - Post-office, Simpson's-rd' VICTORIAN RAILWAY S TENDERS are invited for the MANU FACTURE and Supply of 1700 TONS of FISHBOLTS, Dogspikes and Pins. A preliminary deposit of £200 must accompany each tepder. Full particulars at the...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 August 1879
A WANT SUPPLIED!! Cheap Tailoring. THE ORIGINAL WHOLESALE 108s GERTR UD1E ST. is NOW OPEN With an entirely New and Varied assort ment of seasonable Tweeds, Coatings, &c. Wholesale Clothing Company's Geelong Tweeed 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 T'radssman'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 CENERALJOBBINC CONTRACTOR CARPENTER & JOINER, 132 OXFORD STREET, 132. COLLINGWOOD, and at 268 Elizabeth Street, 3MELBOURNE. Estimates given for Shop and Office fittings Step Ladders always in stock. From Elkington, Mason & Co.. Birmingham 77 RUSSELL ST., MIELBOURNE, (4 Doors from Little Collins st.) 4Old Plate. Spoons, Forks, Teapots, Crnet Frames, &c. repaired, plated,...
The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, AUG. 2nd 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 August 1879
ghe F1tr. nu.jt , PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, AUG. 2nd 1879. THE approaching municipal elections are now causing considerable excitement in some of the districts, while in others there appears to be scarcely any interest taken. In the Heidelberg Shire there has been no contest in two of the rid ings, it having been a matter of some difficulty to find the requisite number of candidates. For Alphington Riding, Councillors Smith, and Messrs E. S. Adams, and Bamfield, and for the Heidelberg Riding, Councillors Davey, Bond, and Studley, have been elected without opposition. For the Greens borough Riding, Councillor Scotland, and Messrs Flintoff, F. W.and Nathan iel Ellis, have been nominated Heidelberg has reason to congratulate herself. After an entire revolution, she finds four of her old councillors still at the table with an infusion of new blood caused, not by her old servants having been beaten, but by their own volun tary retirement. For the City of Col...
INDIGNATION MEETING AT PRESTON. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 August 1879
INDIGNATION MEETING AT PBRESTON.. A meeting of the ratepayers of the Shire of Jika was held on Monday evening lash at the Shire hall. The hall was crowded to the doors, and Dir. Alexander Short, J.P., was voted to the chair. Mr. J. W. Vincent read the requisition to the President of the Shire asking that the meeting should be called, and the President's reply acceding to the request. He thought the Councillors should have an opportunity of explaining, should any charge be brought against them. He had taken the entire responsibility of calling the meeting, for he had attended the last meeting of the Shire Council and had been astonished at what he saw and heard. Any ratepayer in the room could claim £50 and oust Councillor Sobey. Section 54 of the Local Government Act provided that, "'No persons . . . participating -in the profit . . . in, or of any work to be done, under the authority of any council, shall be capable of being or continuing a councillor," and section 56 of the same a...
A GIFT TO FITZROY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 August 1879
A GIPI TO FITZROY. Certain low-lying lands between Bruns wick-street and Smith-street, Fitzroy. have been, owing to the difficulties as to drain age, for many years a source of complaint to ratepayers residing in, the immediate neighbourhood. The owner of the land in question, some thirty acres, is Mr. John Matthew Smith, solicitor. A recent com plaint having been made by Mr. Mulready, a ratepayer, Mr. Smith appeared on Friday evening last before the Local Board of Health, when the matter was duly inquired into. It was conclusively shown that, so far as Mr. Smith was concerned, no efforts or expense had been spared to mitigate the evil complained of, but that some carters had, without authority, deposited garbage and other objectionable matter at various times. Some of the land has been recently built upon, the ground having been gradu ally, filled up to the level of the sursound ing streets; and Mr. Smith promised to give instructions to his employees which would prevent the recurr...
SHIRE OF JIKA. MONDAY, AUGUST 4. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 August 1879
SHIRE OF JIKA. MOnAT, AvoUsT 4. The President, (Cr. Dennis) in the chair, Crs. Plant, Bastings, Patterson, Mitchell, O'Keefe, and Ellison. Minutes read and confirmed. Cr. Mitchell said the late treasurer, Mr. Wood, had sentin a demand for ohemonth's salary, but the claim had not been con sidered by the Finance Committee. Letter received from the Shire Council of Coburg, that the understanding, adopted by the conference, respecting the Merri Creek Bridge, had been agreed to by the Coburg Shire Council. It was resolved that the Jika Shire Council, approve of the result of the con ference, with the Coburg Council respect ing the building, of a bridge over the Merri Creek Bell-street. The Council. on the motion of Cr. Plant, approved of the appointment of Mr. Love as Assistant Inspector of Gas Meters. The Commisstoner of Public Works, Mr. W. Cook, M.L.A., and others, about six letters respecting the water supply. The Department stated there was no ne cessity for a deputation, the pipes ...