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THE "WORKING MAN'S" ORATOR. CAPE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 August 1879

THE " WORKING Al!A'BS" ORATOB. CAp amcuxrt. WoRKING men, on the eve of a general election' should examine the professions of a candidate who calls himself the "working man's friend." The follow ing speech is by a sample "working man's" orator, and the sequel shows how soon he was discovered to be an impostor. "Feller-citizens," said he I am a hard-fisted son of toil I'm a bricklayer by trade, and not a bit ashamed of it. No s'r; I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth, or cradled in the lap of luxury, Feller citizens, rm proud of having risen by honest industry, proud of appearin' to solicit your sufferage as a true repre sentative of labor; as one who has contributed to build up this community by the sweat of his brow, and the work of his hands. (Applause.) As I was saying, I'm a bricklayer by trade. Ive worked to raise more than half the pala tial mansions, magnificent commercial structures, and heaven-pointing spires which beautify and adorn our town. (Great enthusiasm.) An...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
FITZROY—THURSDAY. (Before Messrs Showers, T. Kidney, Woodhead, McLean, and Marsden.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 August 1879

FITZROY-Tnma?AT. (Before Messrs Showers, T. Kidney, Wood. head, McLean, and Marsden.3 There was only one drunken case, and one neglectedchild for the bench to deal with. There were no civil cases of impor. tance.

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A PEARL FROM THE ENGLISH CROWN. ECHO. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 August 1879

A PEARL FROM THE. ENGLIBH CROWN. acuo. ABOUT a year ago an ill-clothed and needy-looking Jew went into a jewel ler's shop in the Herrengasse, at Pesth, drew a small paper parcel from his pocket, unfolded it carefully, and took from it a little black object. Holding it before the jeweller, he asked, "What was it worth ?" After scrutiniing it very closely for some time, the jeweller replied, "That it is worth a great deal; it is a black pearl, one of the greatest rarities, I have seen many a grey one, but never before a black one. It has one fault, a small breach, which shows it was formerly in a setting; but its value is very great. Where did you buy it?" The Jew answered, "A gentleman wishes toleave it with me in pawn, and I want to know what it is worth." The jeweller said be could not eiactly.tell, ethe tbhiugbeiug t0p4 a rarity. "May I lend 200 gulden upon itr' said the Jew. "Three times as much at the very least," replied the other. "Will you buy the pearl?" "No, in deed," said ...

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 — 9 August 1879

H*URLING. COLLINGWOOD V. BRIGHTON. The Collingwood Hurling Club sent a team to Brighton on Saturday, and a very enjoyable day they spent. The team was not a very strong one, some of the best players being conspicuous by their absence; however, after a very hard fought battle both withdrew with honors easy. The first half of the game was much in favor of Brighton, who had several shots for goal, but without effect, the Collingwood goal minders being equal to the occasion, the ball on several occasions being stopped by Duncan, and E. Dunn, when it was all but through. In the second half the Brighton team fully expected to vanquish their opponents, when their own would be in use, but they must have been sadly disappointed, for it was scarcely three minutes in play when P. Devine, had scored first goal for Collingwood, amidst a cheer from a few supporters of the Collingwood who had journeyed to witness the match. Colling wood kept the ball for some time round the Brighton goal, and had ...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A CASE OF TRANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 August 1879

A CASE OF TRANCE. THx case of a woman in the state of trance, now under the care of Dr. Lang. don Down in the London Hospital, has excited much interest, and presents a well-marked example of this condition, says the British Medical Journal. The patient is a woman twenty-seven years of age, of rather small stature and weak mental capacity. She was admitted on April 3 on account of symp. toms connected with extensive disease of the heart, for which she had been treated as an in-patient in 1877. When admitted, there was marked ophonia; she complained of great precordial pain, and frequently expressed her firm idea that "she was going to be married." At this time she had no dificulty in taking liquids; no marked nervous symptoms were present beyond the loss of voice. About May 7, prostra. tion became marked, without any signs specially attributable to the heart disease, and she evinced great disin clination to food of any kind. In a few days, she fell rather suddenly into a state of tr...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
COBURG SHIRE COUNCIL. AUG. 4TH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 August 1879

COBURG SHIRE COUNCIL. AUG. 4ra. ,-Present: .Councillors Ritchie (President), McCowan. Hutton, Landells, Jones, Ken dall and Bolland. Minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed. From' Robeit Kelley and Son. contrac tors for alterations to'Cobnrg Publie-hall, asking for eight dais extra to complete their contract. After a seless commotion about binding the contractor not to inter fere or prevent the painting of the in. terior, it was decided to allow the time. From Town Clerk, Melbourne, requesting the names of representatives who attended meetings re the Metropolitan General Cem etery, so as to prevent inaccuracy in ap portioning the expenses incurred. Ordered to be complied with. From Intpector of Works with report of drain at west side of Loui--street, inform. ing the Council that the channelling was much requiried; but he would suggest be. fore having the work done, that the Coun cil communicate with the ratepayers on the side to ascertain if they would be induced to remo...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
JUDICIOUS ADVERTISING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

JUDICIOUS ADVERTISING. A man was denouncing newspaper advertising to a crowil of listeners. "Last week, " said he, "I had an um brella stolen from the vestibule of--- church, -It was a .gift ; and, valuing it very highly, I spent double its worth .in.advertising, but have not recovered it." "How did you word your ad vertisement ?" " Here it is," said the man, producing a slip cut from a news paper. The gentlemen took it and read, "Lost from the vestibule of the - church last Sabbath evening, a black silk umbrella. The gentleman who took it will be handsomely rewarded by leaving it at No.- San Fernando-street." " Now, " said the merchant, " I am a liberal advertiser. and have always found that it paid me well. A great deal depends upon the manner in which an advertisement is put. Let us try your umbrella again and if you do not acknowledge then * that advertising pays, I will purchase you a-new one." The merchant then took a slip of paper from his pocket and wrote, " If the man who w...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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RESOURCES OF THE BUSINESS MAN. (POTTERY GAZETTE.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

,,? BVBidr? a M .s J rc. l biu T resonres oftan. indivddual dO not' onasit)asolely of a few hundred oytou sandsaof pounds. that he maypclace t" possess, and which-may, or may not, be invested to' their ( full'".amionat' ,in his legi(matebiuiness. Anfewy rge gtir;and, eomp. tent .,man has a., real, papitf 1 aside from his mere moneyminvestments. His cash capital is only' auxiliary to his acquaintances with' the traffic in which he is engaged, and the spMt' and energy,he manifests in turning his means to proper account. :·The fertility of invention displayed in all:the various branches of:industry assist 'greatly in keeping. the. wheels of ,commerce in motion'. This shares in an equal degree with money the honour of building up monuments, that everywhere besieak' man's progress and improvenent. ,It is quite as essential, in order to secure profit able returns, that a man entering upon any business have skill, judg ment, perseverance, as that he have capital, according to the generally...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
HOME "COMFORTS" AND THEIR EFFECT ON HEALTH. (BUILDER.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

HOME "COMFORTS" AND THEIR EFFECT ON HEALTH. (BULDE.) IT is not clear, but it may be suspected, that there is some element at work, in the present state of civilization, which renders the more gently nurtured, or more highly cultured, members of society specially unfitted to resist mal arious influences. Connected with this must be born in mind the manner in which the external atmosphere is more and more kept out from our houses. Doors and windows close better, draughts are more carefully excluded, than of old. Appliances are introduced for artificially warming the passages and vestibules, the natural function of which places is to afford a graduated transition from the warm atmosphere of a chamber to the external temper ature. Clothing is much more complex than was formerly the case. In the time of our grandfathers a man was called a puppy if he wore an overcoat. What would those hardy gentlemen have said to the "U'lsters" of the present day? or the sealskin jackets or coats? Human ...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SYSTEM. (HARPER.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

SYSTEM. EVERr young housekeeper who sits down and seriously studies out the subject will find herself a different being if she manages her afairs with system, or if she lets them manage her without it. It is true that before she is married, or while she is boarding, all her study on the subject will be theoretical, and possibly somewhat im practical, and something like the house one builds and is enchanted with till coming to live in it. For there are things that only experience can teach, and in matters where the experience of nobody else can be of any material ser vice. If her mother was a woman of system, the young housekeeper already has much of what she wants bred in her bone, as one may say. But if her mother was an invalid, or was shiftless or thriftless, was overwhelmed with troubles of babies, then the daughter has to strike out a path for herself. The sooner, then, that she remembers that there are but seven days in the week, and that that period of time con stitutes one r...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE KELLY GANG AGAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

THE KELLY GANG AGAIN. Considerable excitement was manifested in the city yesterday, when it became a matter of rumour that the noted Kelly gang had stuck up a bank at Lancefield, and speculation was rife as to the amount of plunder taken by the freebooters. Owing to the ineffectiveness of the telegraphic in struments at Lancefield, theinformation at present obtainable is of the most theagre description. Sufficient, however, has been learned to set the police on the qui vive, and the following items of information were learned from the Herald last evening. Shortly aftert en o'clock yesterday morning, it became generally known that a branch of the Commercial bank at Lance field, had been stuck up by two armed men. The bank was opened as usual, by Mr. Morrison, the accountant; the manager, Mr. Carlisle, being at that time in the garden, at the rear of the bank premises. A few minutes after the doors had been opened two men, one a tall, dark man, over six feet high, and the other very s...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CONFIRMATION AT ST. MARK'S. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

CONFIRMATION AT ST. MARK'S. THE rite of confirmation, the second land mark in the church history, of the indi vidual members of the Episcopalian com munion, was celebrated by his Lordship, the Bishop of Melbourne, at St. Mark's church, on Thursday evening. A rite from which in its contemplation,*every idea of spectacu lar display is to be eliminated and regarded solely in its solemn import, for as man in the exercise of a conscious being, knows full well that he is not a mere creature of a day-like unto the beasts that perish, so in his higher life, he realizes that for him the epicurean dictum, "let us eat drink and be merry, for to-morrow we die" is far too narrow, and that with the possession of great opportunities, comes also that of great responsibilities, acknowledging and accepting which, he, by this public act, rati fies the same and further determines, in a strength greater than his own, that hence forth, alike in a busy mart and temple arch, he will be God's faithful soldi...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
HARD UP. (SATURDAY REVIEW. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

SHARD UTP. (sATIRDAY REVIEW.. The evil of a shortened income, has a double sting when it is the i'esult of any fault on theIpart of the sufferer ; and it makes all the difference whether he is presented before the eyes of the world as a fool or a martyl. After a loss of money the loser's private medi tations are apt to run in a very disa greeable channel. If he had or had not acted in such a manner, he reflects, this trouble might have been avoided; still more unpleasant are his contem pint ions when he knows that all would have been well if--he had not been a foul ; and, worst of all, is his lot when an knowledge of .this fact is shared by the world in general. The depression consequent on self-reproach is almost a greater evil than the loss itself, and many. sufferers condemn themselves to a sort of social outlawry without waiting for the verdict of the world. One very unpleasant conse quence of a partial reverse of fortune is the necessary reduction of expenditure before domestic...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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INQUESTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

INQUESTS. An inquest was held at the Yarra Bend Asylum, on Friday last, by C. C. Candler Esq. on the body of Jane Martin aged 40 years, who had been sent from Kilmoro to Melbourne Gaol under a sentence for larceny. She was admitted to the Asylum on the 7th March 1879 refractory, noisy, and dirty. General paralysis supervened and she gradually sank into a state of collapse, and died on the 7th instant. Verdict died from disease of the aortic valves. An inquest was held on Tuesday last, by Dr. Youl, on the body of Christina Gale, aged 20 years, who died suddenly on Monday. The evidence adduced showed that the deceased was a native of Tasmania and was looking for a situation, as a ser vant. Deceased first complained of feeling ill on Sunda3 week, and on Wednesday went to the Homceopathic Hospital, when she obtained some medicice, and was told by the doctor that she was merely weak. On Monday, she became much worse, and Dr. Crooke was sent for, but when he ar rived she was dying. and sh...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
COFFEE PALACE COMPANY. HALF YEARLY MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

COFFEE PALACE COMPANY. HALF YBARLYiEB TING OF BSHARBE HOLDERSB. THE Half yearly meeting of the share holders of the above company was held in the newly erected premises in Smith-street, on Tuesday evening last. In consequence of the inclemency of the' weather the attendance was not so large as it would undoubtedly other. wise have been. The chair was occupied by Mr. Strongman, the chair man of Directors. Mr. Woods, the Secretary, read the Report and Balance sheet. From the repot t we learn that up to the end of June there were 450 shareholders owning about 2000 shares. The first portion of the'. contract had been let to Mr. Kennedy, and was almost completed. The price without extra furnishings, or fittings' being £725. Some of the shareholders had paid the full amount of their shares, amounting to some £200. Since the date mentioned we understand that a goodly number of shares have been disposed of, and there is every probabil ity of the remainder being taken up at a no very distant...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SHIRE OF COBURG. MONDAY AUGUST 12th [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

SHIRE OF COBUEG. MoNsAY AUGUST 12th Adjourned meeting. Tenders for painting the interior of the Coburg public hall and two porches: Tender No. 3, Mr. J. T. Gil bert, for £25 15s. 6d.. was accepted. Ten ders for maintenance metal for the roads of the district : Tender No. 2, of No. 2 sec tion, Thomas Henaghan, £41 15s. 4d., and also Tender 3, for Section No. 1, £42 14s. 2d. was accepted. It was moved by Cr. M'Cowan, and sec onded by Cr. J. D. Landells, that alteration to fence in front of public hall be left in the hands of the hall committee and in spector of works: Carried. Moved by Cr. Kyle, and seconded by Cr. M'Cowan, that the channelling in front Stapleton's be not charged for. Carried. The council then went into committee to make arrangements for the concert to be held when the hall is finished. It was moved by Cr. Kyle, and seconded by Cr. Landells, that the most cordial vote of thanks be accorded to the three retiring councillors - Messrs. Ritchie (president), McCowan, and J...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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MY MOTHER. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

rY MOTHER. As shoots the fiery meteor through the air, As twists the lightning from the cloud ed sky; So passed my mother from this world of care, To the bright dwelling-place of God on high. At early morn her spirit upward fled, The stars still twinkled in the clear blue dome; Silent was nature as the peaceful dead, When Death removed her hence from friends and home. No words she utter'd in her dying hour, To whisper comfort to the wounded heart, No parting smile, or look of soothingpower, She left behind to ease Death's cruel smart. She was my heart's delight and joy on earth: She taught my lisping tongue to read and pray, She guided, watched me from my very birth, And learned my feet to tread fair Virtue's way. Her kindly looks, her smiles of love and grace, Her tender heart so full of sympathy, Her welcome voice, and glory-lighted face, Riseup before my thoughts and memory. By faith I view her in yonheavenly sphere, An angel white and spotless as the snow, I think of her who was...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE ELECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

THE ELECTIONS. Frrzoy.-The election here was well contested, and the rival candidates worked very hard. Councillor Lyons was the only one who seemed to take matters pretty coolly. Mr. Moore headed the poll with 1267 votes; Mr. Lyons, 1158; G. C. Claus cen, 934; Mr. Britten, 826; J. F. Dunning, 768. The three first-named gentleman were elected. For increasing the number of publichouses, 194; against any increase, 1022. For an allowance to the Mayor, 551; against, 1049. We have been informed that several cases of the personation of female voters occurred during the day. COLLINGWOOD.-For increasing the num ber of publichouses, 52; against any in crease, 1358. Darling Ward - W. G. Field, 651; J. Page, 165. Majority for Field, 486. Barkly Ward - Isaac Barnet, 295; Joseph Berry, 222. Majority for Barnet, 73. Victoria Ward-William Mc. Burnie, 361; Mr. Dwyer, 344. Majority for McBurnie. 17. CoBUBO SHIBE.-Mr. Ritchie, 215; Mr. B. Sharp, 188; Mr.P. McGowan, 187; Mr. Jones, 169; Mr. Benson, 13...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, AUG. 16, 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

PUBUSHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vindit. SATURDAY, AUG. 16, 1879. THE voice of the people has made itself heard on the question of the non-increase of publicans' licenses with no uncertain sound. From all parts of the colony comes the same announcement of the result; and the answer is a most highly gratifying one from all points of view. The people have waked up to the fact that there are already enough, or more than enough public-houses in the colony, and that any increase in the number is not desirable for the present number of inhabitants. Never before have the ratepayers voted in so unanimous a manner on any proposition placed before them for consideration, and those who evince little sympathy with the efforts put forward by the total abstinence portion of the community, have shown unmistakably, by their action in this matter, that they are alive to the stern necessity existing for reducing the means at hand for the sale of intoxicants and the spread of drunkenness, with its...

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COLLINGWOOD—FRIDAY [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

COLJLNGWOOD-FLDDx Before His Worship the Mayor. Messrs W. Kidney, and Bell, J. P. Thomas Smith-Drunk and disorderly. Defendant presented a very woebezone appearance- He had been taken to the hos pital to have his wounds dressed. The Bench considered defendant had been punished sufciently and discharged him on paying 4s. for cab hire. Cook r Flanagan-Interpleader summons. Flanagan had a judgment against one C. T. Jones. The poiice seized an express wag gon, sold by Mr. Cook to Miss Annie Jones, under the time-payment system. Order for the goods to be given up to Mr. Cook with 30s. costs. Farmer r Lancastar-Detaining goods. Farmer bought a house full of furniture from Miss Lancestar, and removed all, except some bedding which he allowed Misa Lancastar to retain, for her own use. Order for the goods, and 5s. costs. Hodgson r Munro-Goods - 2s. 6d. order for the amount, and Ss. costs, Wood and Son v E. IL Kelly- Goods £15 15s. Order for the amount, and 3s. costs. An inquest was held last...

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