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FITZROY—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

FI'rTZF O:Y-T usDAY. Frederick Schwartz was charged with stealing a silver watch and I meerscisa'-m pipe, value £1, the property co Wi_.iam Pe-bles. The prisoner and Peebles lodged together in a house in Hanover-street, and during the abscence of the latter on the 11th inst., Schwartz broke open his box anl stole the things, The watch was pawn ed, and the prisoner afterwards sold the ticket to a man, who gave it to another, and this last redeemed the watch. Detective Lovie who had the matter in hand, traced the watch to Schwartz as the one who had pawned it, and arrested him in the Public Library. The bench sentenced the prisoner to one month's imprisoment, The Truant Inspector summoned several parents for not: complying with the com pulsory clause of the Education Act, who were multed in the usual penalties

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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COLLINGWOOD INSPECTOR EXPLAINS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

COLLINGWOOD INSPECTOR EIPLAINd'S. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. SIR:-I beg to deny the statements made by your reporter in your issue of the 2nd inst., in reference to the case of Mr. Murphy, in which the Council at the Local Board of Health, and myself as Inspector, were charged with sharp practice in not al lowing sufficient time for the said Mr. Murphy to fill up an allotment of land in Wellington-street; from the time the first notice was served to the date of the issue of summons, forty-four working days had elapsed. lAfter the case was heard in Court The work was accomplished in two days at a cost of 30s. Allow me to say that if any credit was due for the extention of fourteen days by the Bench for the execu tion of the work, it is myself, who made the suggestion through the Salicitor to the Justices whom you say "were more amenable to reason than the Inspector." Without attempting to defend Mr. McKean in any way I think your remarks about his " picking up the crumbs" were out...

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CORRESPONDENCE. NEW BRIDGE OVER YARRA. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

CORRESPONDENCE. NEW BRIDGE OVEE YAPRRA. TO THE EDITOR OF THE IERCURY. SIR:--Seeing by a report of the City Council of Collingwood that they have pur chased a site for the above new bridge, I should like to known who authorized them to do so? Before expending so large a sum on one work, I should imagine the rate payers should have had a voice in the mat ter. They have had a voice in electing a Councillor, and have returned the man who is opposed to it. The streets of the city should be made passable before the Council talk of building bridges. I should like to know who will benefit by this bridge? Will it be the people of Colling wood. or a few interested individuals ? Waiting an answer, I remain, sir, Yours, etc., Hossr?Y.

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

GEO. BARKER : Wishes to make known that he has 'zEr Ilarged His premises for the purpose of showing to advantage some goods bought at PUBLI.C AUCTION, At the present Depressed Rates, ara isi~iiepared to convince any carefal housekeepers that they can buy TEAS, TiEAS, TEAS From him at lower prices for good articles than they have ever been sold at before. Other Goods will speak for them --selves. 90= -a92; mite Street. ~They will be opened Saturday,1 i ug. gen T i3b' es worIl-4med . 'S uige aaid 8pirif. AUSTRALIAN & EUROPEAN BANK-Limited. HEAD OFFICE: 4 COLLINS ST. W. MELBOURNE. Capital ... ... £1,000,000 Subscribed ... ... 600,000 COLLINGWOOD BRANCH: 165 Smith Street, Fitzroy. C URRENT Accounts kept, and interest' allowed thereon at the rate of 4 per cent. per annum, calculated on the minimum monthly credit balance, when not under £100. I?terest Allowed on Deposits: At call ... .. .. 4 per cent. Fixed for 3 months ... 5 S 6 , 6 12 asperagreement. Bills discounted daily, and ...

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A TALE OF THE ROMAN CAMPAGNA. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

A TALE .OF.,THE ROMAN CAMPAGNA....:: _. The sun went down in all his glory over the wide Campagna. The sight. seers driving home, weary with a day's pleasure at Albano or Frascati, stood up in their carriages to look back for the last time before passing through the Porta San Giovanni, feasting in satiable eves on the banks of gold and crimson clouds that made glorious the splendid west. Beneath, the level plain seemed to be turned into a piece of fairyland, girdled with opal light steeped in liquid gold and richest colours. But those who dwelt within that bright sphere, seeming to others to be moving in an atmosphere ever Inuminous and soft, saw not all this beauty, or at least did not heed it. Four people - a man and woman, girl and boy, peasants of the Campagna- toiling as they had toiled all day, from early dawn till this sunset hour, to till the hard earth, looked up wearily at the sun, and were glad that he went down, because his setting was the sign of rest. The boy walked at...

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THE UMBRELLA BIRD HATTERS' GAZETTE [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

THE UMBRELLA BIRD HATTEBS' oGZErTE THE umbrella bird is a truly remark able creature, and from the extra ordinary mode in which its plumage is arranged, never fails of attracting the attention of the most casual spectator. The bird is a native of the islands of the South American rivers-being seldom if ever seen on the mainland-from whence it is not unfrequently brought by the collectors, as there is always ready sale for its skin, either to serve as an ornament in glass cases, or as a specimen for the museum. In dimensions the umbrella bird equals the common crow of Eng land, and but for the curious plume which adorns its head, and the tuft which hangs from its breast, might be mistaken at a distance for that bird. The general color of this species is rich shining black, glazed with varying tints of blue and purple like the feathers of the magpie's tail. Very little is known of the habits of the bird. Its crest is, perhaps, the most fully developed and beautiful of any bird known. ...

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COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. FRIDAY AUG. 15th. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

COUN CILS. CITY OF FI 'ZEOY. , FBmAT AnO. 15th. Present : Cr: Showers (in the chair). Crs. Woodhead, Moore, Evans, Ewing, Clauscen, McMahon., Lyons, and Holden. The minutes were read and confirmed. The chairman announced the reenlt of the poll, and that he had received the declar ations of Messrs. Moore. - Lyons, 'and Clauscen. CORRESPONDENCE From J.. G. Smith, Rose-street, asking for time to pay his arrears of rates. Re ferred to Fiina-ce Committee. From Ri. Kortlang, asking for usual re~ate of rent of Hall, paid for a charitable concert on 21st instant. Referred to Fin aace Committee with power to act. From R. Mackay, asking for an order for the "Cyclopwdia of Australasia" by David Blair. Referred to Library Committee. From Central Board of Health, forward ing regulations respecting factories or workrooms. From same informing the Local Board of Health, that a larger number of women than that allowed by the Statute were em ployed on premises in York and Rae streets; the said premis...

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

VICTORIAN EAILWAYS" The new WOOL RATES are now in force, and COPIES may be HAD on appli cation to the traffic manager, or the station masters at the various stations. i JOHN WOODS, 16. i Corn miss,..' ? ?Ebailways. BEVOLVEBS; BELTS, ETC. f~ENDEEIS will be received until ten 'L o'clock a.m., on Tuesday, 19th August, for the SUPPLY of 12 Webley's Revolvers, to sample 100 Pouch Belts, to sample 9 Water Police Arm.Badges, to sample 9 Water Police irtkB~dgei. to?sample .1 Waggonette Pole, tospecification -.. for Police. Tenders to specify time required for de. livery. Deposit of 10 per cent. to accompany tender. Further particulars and forms eof tenider at the offices of the Tender Board, where the samples, &c., lie for inspection. Tenders must be enclosed in a separate envelope, marked on the outside. "Tender for Revolvers, &e.," and be deposited in the tender-box at the Pay Office, Treasury, Melbourne. W. COLLARD SMITH, 16, Treasurer Treasury. Melbourne, 26th July, 1879...

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

A WANT SUPPLIED!! Cheap Tailoring. THE ORIGINAL WHOLESALE CLOTHING COMPANY, 108 ; ERTIMUDEE ST.: .NOW OPEN With an entirely New and Varied assort mant of seasonable Tweeds, Coatings, &c. Wholesale 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 Fr.end, The Ti?dssm'n's D:.light, The Swell's Astonirhment is the ORIGINAL WHOLESALE CLOTHING Co., 108 Gertrude-st., Fitzroy. J. T. MIIDDLE''O;, General Manager. Terms-Cash. WI LLIAM SCOTT GENERALJOBBING CONTRACTOR CARPENTER & JOINER, 132 OXFORD STREET, 132. COLLTXG WOOD, and at 268 Elizabeth Street, MELBOURNE. Estimates given for Shop and Office fittings Step Ladders always in stock. From Elkington, Mason & Co.. Birmingham 7r RUSSELL ST., MELBOURNE, (4 Doors from Little Collins st.) Old Plate, Spoons, Forks, Teapots, Cruet Frames, &e. ...

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NOTES AND COMMENTS. 13/8/79. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

NOTES AND COMMENTS. BY CosMOPOLIT?r. 13 1 8 j 79. Jupiter Pluvius has been visiting us this week, and traces of his visit are everywhere apparent. Gardens and cornfields in the suburbs and country districts adjacent to Melbourne, are looking extremely well, promises of an abundant harvestareforeshadowedmuch to the gratification of the rural- resi dents. Our streets, however, do not present that appearance of cleanliness and comfort which would induce people to leave their firesides for a promenade 'to "see the lighted windows flame" aid admire the tempting displays made by energetic tradesmen. I often wonder 'why some philanthropic individual has aiever set his wits to work to invent a mew, or an improvement on the present, system of roadmaking. The present one may be a considerable advantage over old styles, but it is not all that -could be desired, for we are always .alternatingbetween clouds ofpenetrating dust or seas of slippery mud. Each rain washes up the dirt used for blind i...

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COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. (Before His Worship the Mayor, Messrs. Barnet, Nettleton, Eade, Levens and Marsden.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

COLLINGWOOD-TUeSDAyr (Before His Worship the Mayor, Messrs. Barnet, Nettleton, Eade, Levens and Marsden.) Hannah Jones-stealing a clock and ta blecloth the property of Charles Hill, car penter, Little Oxford-street-On Saturday evening was having tea in a back room, and heard something moving in the front room; missed the property produei.; it was value 35s ; I followed her into the street and found the property on her Prisoner pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one months' imprisonment. Henry Jeffries - stealing two planes the property of William Brown, wheelright, Otter-street, value 16s-Prosecutor left two trying planes at his work on August 1st; when he went the next morning the panes were gone; prisoner was employed as ham merman at the same establishment. 3Ir. Dove, coachbuilder, identified one of the planes; knew prisoner whohe gave several little jobs. Henry Theyne, assistant ati Harris's, pawnbroker, Bridge-read. On the evening of the 1st inst.. prisoner pledged the planes ...

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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. (Before His Worship the Mayor, Messrs. Raven, Woodhead, and Marsden.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

POLICE. FITZROY-Monamr. (Before His Worship the Mayor. Messrs. Raven, Woodhead, and Marsden.) Drunkards-Michael Collins, fined 5s, or 24 hours; Ellen Jane Chapman, 10s, or 48 hours; Mark Stephen, 10s, or 48 hours; Fanny Beaumont, 10s, or three days; Henry Murray. 10s, or three days, and for resisting the police was fined 10s, or three days, cumulative. One man was fined 5s, and 7s 6d costs, for driving over the footpath. One man was fined 10s, and 7s 6d costs, for allowing ten cows to wander over the footpath. Taylor v. Graham-assault-the defend ant was throwing stones, and one of them struck a passer-by - fined 2s 6d, and 5s costs. Barnard Marks r. Henry Cooley-goods £5-order for amount and 5s costs. Frank South for being drunk, and Ed.. H. Foulks, wilful damage, were both found to be of unsound mind, andwere sent to the asylum. Davidson v. Harris-rent £15s--In this case there was a written agreement for six months tenancy, with a proviso for one month's notice; when the agreement ...

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TEMPERANCE MEETING AT MISSION HALL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

TEMPERANCE MEETING AT MSSILON HALL. On Monday evening last a public meet ing was held in the Mission-hall, Welling ton-street, Collingwood, to consider the question, "Shall the number of Public houses be increased." There were about 300 persons present. Mr. M. J. Allan oc cupied the chair, and gave the opening speech, stating the object of the meeting, and saying in his opinion there are too many publichouses already in Collingwood, apart altogether from the questions, not considering' that the present number causes much of the poverty and suffering that now prevails, and for which a relief fund and depot has been established. The audience heartily agreed with these re marks. Rev. W. H. Hosken moved the first resolution-" That this meeting be lieves that there are at present sufficient publichouses to meet all the requirements of the people of Collingwood, and that to increase their number would be detrimen tal to the best interests of this city" In the course of his remarks Mr. Hos...

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SHIRE OF HEIDELBERG. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13TH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

SHIRGE OF HEIDELBERG. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13TH. Present: The President (Cr. Studley), Crs. Scotland, Peers, Smith, Davey, Bond, and Daniel. Councillors Smith, Davey, Studley, and Bond, took the necessary declarations on their re-election. Minutes read and confirmed. A suggestion from the Municipal Associa tion Conference that the Melbourne group of Shires be divided into three groups, and requesting delegate to attend Conference 10th of September, 1879. Cr. Studley appointed. Agreement made with Mr. Meagher for occupation of toll-house, read and approved of. Return of wood drays passing over the Merri-creek Bridge. From Eltham ... ... 243 From Heidelberg ... 109 From Bulleen ... ... 83 From Kew ... ... 27 From Fitzroy ... ... 20 From Greensborough ... 10 Total. 492 representing considerably over 1000 tons per week. Treasurer reported Cr. Balance £77 6s. 9d. Accounts passed for payment £91 Is. lid. The Secretary was instructed to give notice that at the next ordinary meet ing, a rate o...

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

- -. A.-SA-MSON-gives-instruction .111 in point lace and embroidery of various Skinds to ladies who may be desirous of learn ing these accomplishments, terms moderate. .As each lady will require separate indi vidual teaching, the hours of attendance <j'`will have to be arranged at aperaonalinter view. Ladies who wish it canibe.visited on Saturdays from eleven a.m., to two p.m. Mrs. Samson is at home daily till fonr p.m.; Saturdays excepted. ,,' References may be obtained at the follow ing churches, where'specimens, on a large _ecale, of Mrs. Samson's needlework can be seen:-The Rev. Canon Handfield, St Peter's, Eastern Hill;.. the. RIevL Canon Vance, Holy Trinity Church. Kew; the Rev.. .J. H. Gregory, All Saints', St. Kilda ; the; -Rev. P. C. Bardin (or his officiating repre sentative), Christchurch/Brunswick. Torrington .House. . ' 29.Victoria Parade, Fitzroy. (Entrance from Regent-street,) STORRINGTON HOUSE, 29 VICTORTA PARADE, Fitzroy. VOUNG ladies .wio have advaiced b...

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HEIDELBERG—WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 August 1879

HEIDELBERG- WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6.   Before R. Laidlaw and J. Bond, Esqs., J.P.'s Senior-constable Runting v. Thomas Hodgson, Edward Foley, and Patrick Mur- phy-Insulting behaviour. Each fined 2s. 6d., and 2s. 6d. costs. Daniel Sullivan v. Anthony Nodin--Goods, £11 8s. Verdict for amount, with 5s costs. William Rank v. Caesar Kieser- Goods, £5 6s. Verdict for amount, with 5s costs. William Drew, of Nillumbik, was con- victed of stealing a grindstone from the premises of George Chapman, of Greens- borough, on the 30th ult., and was sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment in Melbourne gaol.

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ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 23 August 1879

ABSTRACT OF BIRTH8 AND DEATHS. AssraTCr of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week ending 9th of August 1879. . " . .0 District. Brighton ... 1 Brighton East ... ... ... 1 Brunswick ... ... 3 1 Carlton . ... 51 6 Do. Public Institutions ... ... 2 Caulfield ... ... 2 Cheltenham ... ... 1 1 Coburg . 1 Collingwood ... 20 4 Essendon ... ... .. Fitzroy ... 11 4 Fitzroy North ... 14 3 Flemington ... 4 1 Footscray ... 5 Hawthorn .1 4 Heidelberg ... Hotham (West) 10 "2 Hotham (East) ... 9 1 Keilor ... ... Kew ... ... ... 2 1 Maidstone ... Malvern ... ... 2 Melbourne (South) 7 7 Do. Public Institutions ... 11 Melbourne (West) ... 9 1 Northcote ... ... ... " Do. Lunatic Asylum . Prahran .: 11 7 Richmond ... ... 19 1 Sandridge ... ... 5 1 Emerald Hill ... 14 4 South Yarra ... ... 1 2 St Kilda ... ... 4 3 Williamstown ... ... 5 2 211 71 Of the total deaths nearly 34 per cent were of children not exceeding the age of three years, 17 being underone ...

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MANNERISM IN STYLE [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 23 August 1879

S fA J-NERIS.IJ II9 STYE-E Almost every man has his tricks .of writing, which are apt to grow upon himinnuconsciously. Sometimes ;they aremso insignificant as to.be almost. auu objectional, and yet they jar on the ear of the sensitive reader. -As almost everybody must plead guilty more or less, we have the-less hesitation in alluding to these, even at the risk of laying ourselves open to retort. They may be merely the unnecessary repeti tion of some conjunction which seems to lift the writer more comfortably across the rift which yawns between a couple of his periods. What strikes one more, of course, is the re-iteration of some epithet or qualifying adverb, which will invariably force itself to the front when the pen hesitates and pauses. For the use of words of the kind be comes well-nigh mechanical; actually they may serve their purpose at least as well as any other, and yet believe me that the most careless of readers come to recognise them with a sense of irritation. What is mo...

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FITZROY COFFEE PALACE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 23 August 1879

FITZROY COFFEE PALACE. The Coffee Palace in Smith-street, Fitz roy, was opened on Tuesday evening by a conversa-one and scientific entertainment. When the tables had been cleared, and seats found for the great influx of visitors,the enterainment, in which several well-known scientific gentlemen took part, was then commenced. Mr. A. Sutherland gave a lecture, occupying about fifteen minutes, on " Vortex Rings," illustrated by experiments, one of which, however, was not successful. The Rev. D. Fraser was quite at home with his subject, interspersing a fe* humorous remarks into his lecturette, anent the tele phone, microphone, and phonograph; the lecturer made several successful experi ments with the phonograph. He had been disappointed in his arrangements for ex perimenting with the telephone. One of Edison's patent phonograpLs, worked by clockwork, was exhibited by Mr. Mann. This reproduced sounds with Edison's patent pen with remarkable clearness and distinctness, and was shown to b...

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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 23 August 1879

POLICE. FITZROY--MoNDAr. Before Messrs. Marsden, Raven, and Bennetts. Robert Rice-drunk and disorderly in charge of a horse and dray. Fined 10s or 3 days. Robert Rice--insulting behavour. Fined 20s or one week. Joseph Stevenson-drunk and disorderly. Fined 10s or 43 hours. Jane Watt--80 years of age, drunk and disorderly. Discharged. P. Corurcken, of Eltham, was charged with working a horse which was unfit for work, having three sores on the shoulders. Constables A. 156, and A. 111, gave evidence that they had seen the sores on the horse, which was otherwise in good condition. The father of defendant said that the sores were caused by a collar which did not properly fit. Fined 10s. A few small debt cases were then dealt with.

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