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COLLINGWOOD—FRIDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 23 August 1879

COLLINGWOOD-FRIDAY . Before Hia Worship the Mayor, Messrs. Berry, Walker, Bowring, Levens, Barnet, and Bell. Thomas Warren-drank and disorderly, very rowdy and obstructive when arrested, fined 5s. or 24 hours. Frederick Field-insulting behaviour in a public place, Constable Cook saw him drunk in Johnston-street, very abusive, he was arrested, but ran away, he was arrested again, but rescued by John Nelson, who was sentenced to three months' for so doing, Fined 20s or seven days' imprisonment. William Wells and George Blaka, charg ed with stealing a sack with twelve tins of jam Constable Bannon found them in Sackville street on Thursday evening, they both work at the jam factory. Remanded to Tuesday. James Seal, being found by night on the premises of Peter Smith, in Victoria Parade. Mr. Smith was awoke by the dogs he got up and saw Seal crawling about the yard, he got over a fence into the marine store of Mr. Kruse, when he was found in a hay-loft pretending to be asleep, Con stable...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, AUG. 23, 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 23 August 1879

PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, AUG. 23, 1879. Tma Municipal Elections are now over and we can look back upon the contest with some degree of surprise at the different and bitter feelings evoked in the struggle. A member of a municipal council is a maker of roads, a regulator of the traffic on the same and 'guardian of the public safety and public health. He may make regula tions about buildings, parks, and gardens, baths and wash-houses, and a multitude of other matters; but after all, these come within the category we have first given. Do the ratepayers think of this and vote for the man they consider the best fitted for the duties, or do they allow themselves to be led .away by some side issue quite irrele vant to the subject matter? Whether -the candidate be a teetotaller or not, whether he be a Presbyterian or a Wesleyan, should have nothing to do with it. What he eats or what he drinks, or what maybe his religious convictions should not in inence the-ra...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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OF BOHEMIA AND OF ITS INHABITANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 23 August 1879

OF BOHEMIA AND OF ITS Br Emos Eno. THE traveller to Melbourne,: who should merely glance down the long vista of Collins-street :- perspective, wander through the intricacies of the three Arcades, giving; as the French say, off Bourke-street, or play cut-throat enchre in the fashionable halls .of the Athenaum, or the Victorian Club, till two in the morning, would learn but little of the inner life of the people among whom he was temporary so journing. The Broadway of New York, the thoroughfare named Montgomery street of San Francisco, the Boulevards of Paris, the narrow winds and alleys of Glasgow, the narrow tortuous paths of Pekin and Canton, the Prado of Madrid, the Unter-den-linden of Berlin, the Esplanade at St. Kilda, the Corso de Servi of Milan, the Highway of Ratcliffe and the New Cut of Lambeth. all afford ample scope to the observant philosophic mind for deep and serious contemplation. An earnest inquirer, be he Agnostic Cynic, or Stoic, or Spiritualist, or Shaker, or Epicu...

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ALBERT ST. YOUNG MEN'S ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 23 August 1879

ALBERT ST. YOUNG MEN'S     ASSOCIATION. THE Albert Street Young Men's As- sociation held their usual fortnightly meeting last Friday evening, when the proceedings were conducted in a Parliamentary form to discuss the necessity to this Colony of an Irriga- tion scheme, which was introduced in the affirmative by Mr. Vivian. He called attention to the benefit the Ancient Egyptians derived from irriga- tion works, and also the Romans at a later day. During the course of an elaborate speech on the subject he referred to the vast good done to Pied- mont in Italy, during the present cen- tury by magnificent irrigation works, and in reply to a question he said it was the duty of a Government to start such a scheme, and not to leave it to private enterprise, where all sorts of interests would intrude and prevent the beneficial carrying out of such an undertaking. Mr. Rendle spoke in opposition to an irrigation scheme, and said it was not suitable to the Colony, and ...

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ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

ABSTRACT OF ' BTHS AND DEATHS. ABnsaCTr of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week ending 16th of August 1879. . District. Brighton ... ... 1 Brighton East ... ... 1 1 Brunswick - ... ... 5 1 Carlton ... ... 10 6 Do. Public Institutions ... ... 2 Caulfield ... ... 1 Cheltenham ... ... 1 1 Coburg .. ... 1 Collingwood ... ... 20 5 Essendon ... ... 2 Fitzroy .6 4 Fitzroy North ... 2 Flemington ... . 2 Footsray ... 4 1 Hawthorn . ... 4 3 Heidelberg ... . Hotham (West) .. 5 1 Hotham (East) ...3 4 Keilor . .. . Kew .. . 3 " Maidstone -, .;. 1 MIalvern .. " .. -.. Melbourne (South) 3.. 5 Do. Public Institutions .7.' Melbourne (West) ... 3 3 Northcote... 5. Do. Lunatic Asylum . Prabran .6 .3 Richmond ..: :. '37' ' 65 Sandridge .: . '. 1 2 Emerald Hill . ... 16 . 3 South Yarra .;. ... 6 1 St. Kilda . , .~'8 4 Williamstown ... 4. 1 145. .76C Of-the total deaths nearly 30 per cent were of children not exceeding the age of three years,-18 being un...

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ST. SAVIOUR'S ANNIVERSARY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

ST. BAVIOUR'S ANNIVEBRSARY. The fourth anniversary of St. Saviour's church was celebrated on SundaT'last, when the Rev. C. H. Yelland preached in the morning. The chancel and other parts of the church, being decorated for the oc casion. The text was' Gen. xzvii. portion 16 v.-" Surely the Lord is in this place." The Rev. gentleman remarked at the out set that he could not with propriety adopt the latter part of the verse and say with Jacob. " I knew it not," for most as* suredly the Lord had been with them as a congregation. He then gave an interesting sketch of the progress of the church since it was opened by Bishop Thornton, and he passed a tribute to the memory of Mr. Reeve, the first church warden, who had worked harder than any member of the congregation, and he further suggested that it would be a worthy act, to erect a tablet in the church to his memory. The last bazaar was referred to, and he was happy to say that it had proved a success without resorting to raflle swindles...

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MR. SPURGEON ON GLORY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

alR. SPURGEON ON GLORY ADDRESSING his congregation recently at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, the Rev. Mr. Spurgeon founded his dis course on John xvii. 22 and 23, and dwelt at some length on the question of glory which in its Divine and human signification. Having explained that the glory both the Saviour gave to men made as one-created, unity amongst men-he observed that the man who had attained this glory was immeasurably superior to the prossessor of crowns, or ribands, or garters. The The true glory of man, after all, was the character he bore, and in Christ alone was to be found a model for man to fashion his character by. To-day with many professing Christians the Bible and the rifle went side by side. The Word of God was stowed away in the knapsack, while he who bore it carried also the Martini-Henry to aid in spreading its truth. A splendid combination, truly. The rifle, the Gatling gun, and the cannon were made by those calling themselves Chris tians to go side by side with ...

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LOCAL INSOLVENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

LOCAL INSOLVENTS. Ellen Spencer, of George-street, Fitzroy, late hotelkeeper. Causes of insolvency,: Having lost £386 out o! her pocket between Melbourne and Richmind, on 9;iAun.Lrt, 1879. and losses in business. . Liabilities, £214 9s. 10. ;. asets, £;5 5s. 4 L; defi ciency, £149 4s. 6d. Mr. Haley.assignee.

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THE JEWS IN RUSSIA. (JEWISH WORLD.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

-jI THE JEWSi N -NEUSIA..1 Iolte least, amongst the many Abuses wiLichi have combined to bring. Russia in ..ieh; present state of social .and andlirpolitical disorganisation are the uijnst rlaws and restrictions under which tha. Jews in that country are still..laboring; laws, the bigotry and initolerance of which is sufficient: to rdtase the indignation not only of the suf ferers themselves, and of their brethren throughout the world, but also of all liberal and right-thinking men whatever their creed and nationality. In Russia there are no less than 3,000,000 -Jews, living under a regime and enduring . a condition of things which is a disgrace to.any.civilised community. The Rus sian Jew is compelled to pay taxes, and is liable for military service, and yet he hasno chance of enjoying the sameprivileges as his more. fortunate fellow-subjects; - thopgh certainly he hay purchase his freedom at the ex pense of his conscience, by renouncing the religion of his, fathers and joining the ...

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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. (Before Messrs. Bennetts, Raven and Marsden). [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

FIT . OY-Mom ir. (Before asers. Bennett., Raven and Maraden). John McGrath, John Wilson, and Allen. McDonald were fined 5s each, or 24 hours for drunkennesa. George Falkingham-inzutin g behaviour in Saith-street on Saturday night - fined 10s, or 3 days, and for obscene language at -the same time and place, 20e, or 7 days. Fanay.Beaumont--drunk and disorderly -10s, or 3 days. Oatherine Fordo-olecene language-20s or 7 days. Willism Rowe - drunk and disorderly dischsrd. '

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STATE SCHOOL CHILDREN. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

STATE SCHlOOL; CUHiDE2. TO THE EDITOE OF THE HIECUET. SmI-I beg to draw the attention of Mr. Sub-Inspector Green to my letter published in your paper of Saturday last. Mr. Thompson has made a move in the right direction, but the police decline to advance a step in the same line of marc. I have spoken to three or four of the local constables, but, strange to say, they are the apologists of the young larrikins who infest the neighbourhood of State School No. 312. Two policemen, together, told me on Tuesday last, that;"they could not put old heads on young shoulders, and that I was once young myself, and perhaps worse than these young ruffians." That is police pro tection with a vengeance. I have no doubt if the constables get the word of command. they will put these young urchins to the rightabout in quick time, for the ball-the hurling-ball, which is sometimes a stone or an -old tin can-will be at their own feet, and they will make the hurlers halt in their onward march against law a...

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TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

TO CORRESPONDENTS. _Rjected communications cannot be returned under any circumstances whateoer. N?o notice can be taken of anonymour com munic?tions. Every letter must b seconm punied by the name and address of the twriter, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. To avoid inconvoemence and delay to persaos interested we have to reyuest that all businsu communications, including advertisemnuts, I orders for the paper, and remittances,b. ad dresed to GIPrrITH & SPraVze, and not to the Eurtos. ADYnrrrT.sxr:N in aU cases, to be prepaid. Lteris and other comnmunications intme dfor insertion in the news colaumw WhouM is Sddressed to the Editor.

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DOUBLE ACROSTIC. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

- DOUBLE ACBOSTIC. * My first in armour light, Before this foe doth often fail; - - My second hath more power to fight, Being clad in the coat of mail. : FLIGHTS. This comes from o'er the seas. In hall and cottage it doth please. A law that none can change, For it is far beyond our range. A plant our foot may crush, - While we to other beauties rush. This name is known to all, Who e'er have been to Erin's Isle. * Though not our own this word, Full-oft from Englishlips is heard. His birth broughtrhope to one, Of whom he was the first son. Of treble import this, But suits our meaning none the less. Here is a part of speech, Which we unto our children teach. Who e're this term hath borne,, Must find himself ofttimes forlorn. Although this light is pale, To find the sense you will not fail. THE Ha&D-HEADED BREDs.- Sympathiz ing bystanders (about an unfortunate man who has been knocked down and stunnedby. the train) : "Poor man! . Take him to th' Station-.," Irijured One (recover...

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LACROSSE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

LACROSSE. MELBOU NE v FrrzaoY. This match was played at Albert park last Saturday, and ended in a draw, neither side obtaining'a goal. Mr. Bennett of the Melbourne club, who acted as central umpire, and gave complete satisfaction to both sides, threw up the ball at half-past three, and a rush was immediately made for the Fitzroy goal, but the grey defenders soon succeeded in sending it back to the centre, but pror imity to the reds' goal, where the Fitzroy home men, Mercer, Rushall and Walker by playing well together were able to get several shots for goal, all of which were all stopped by the splendid defence kept up by Mcunt, Statter, and Gregory. In fact from then until half time the game was all in favor of Fitzroy who were playing in splendid form. but they could not score, owing to the sharp defence the Melbourt e maintained until half time. In the second half the play was much faster, and if any thing more in favor of Fitzroy, for save two unsucessful rushes made by the reds,...

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JADED HEADS. [SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

JADED H TEAD&, ESCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.] ,The school of popular morality which ruled a generation ago is respon sible for no little mischief; and its teachings have not yet quite gone out of fashion. It knew but one virtue unceasing application to work or study; but one sin - the neglect of business for recreation. For a man to ý- stop work to rest himself or to play was a symptom of inherent laziness, or worse, an inclination toward moral, mental, or physical - dissipation. Untiring in dustry, even when.: unnecessary, was raised to the topmost pinnacle of social virtue; and to say that a man " died in the harness," was to- pronounce the highest eulogium. A reaction has takenplace; yet the the fashion of overdoing~still compel~s a man to toil on . unnecessarily after the physical and mental strain -bas become almost unbearable; .and too often, by the tinme a man has "traiined a young family to life conditions which only a large income can sustain, he breaks down and leaves his ...

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HURLING. HEIDELBERG V. COLLINGWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

HURLING. HEIDELBERG V. COLLINGWOOD. ------. Tins return match between the above clubs, was played in Dight's paddock, on Saturday afternoon, and was wit nessed by a large crowd of spectators, who evidently evinced a great interest in the game, if one may judge by the cheering and shouting that was in dulged in. Heidelberg had a remark ably weak team ,only thirteen players pulling in an appearance. One would have thought they would have- turned up much stronger after the beating that Collingwood received when last at Heidelberg, but from one- cause or other, some of their very best players wereunabletoattend. However, Colling wood had a surplus, and after selecting eighteen of their best men to represent them, five subs were lent to the Heidel berg, to make what may be termed a very weak team. MS1Mahon. was elected captain of the locals, and Mr. Payne of the visitors. From the very outset it was apparent that the Heidel berg team were too weak for their op ponents, and they soon foun...

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LYNCH LAW [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

LLYNCH LAW One of the most horrible instances of lynch law occured at Fort Scott, Kansas. Anegro committed an outrage on a little girl, and fleeing was pursued for several hours and finally found in an old mine near the towc, His name was Howard, and the telegr-ra. thus tells what happened: " After some little parley Howard c ume forth and delivered himself up, after being promised by his captors that he should re ceive no bodily harm from them. About 2 o'clock the band arrived in town and the prisoner was promptly lodged in gsol. The excitementrase to fever heat, and threats of lynching were made with emphasis, the facts of the crime being so horrible as to be without parallel in criminal history. About 7 o'clock last evening a crowd of people, numbering fully 1,000. accompan ied by 30 masked men. in solid line with drawn revolvers in their hands. marched to the gaol, and overpowering all resistance, tore the iron grating from the window of Howard's cell and forcibly took him out. ...

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COLLINGWOOD—FRIDAY. (Before His Worship the Mayor, Messrs. Walker, W. Kidney, Levens, Bell, and Berry, J.P.'s) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

COLLINGWOOD-FaWAY. (Before His Worship the Mayor. Messrs. Walker, W. Kidney, Levens, Bell, and Berry, J.P.'s) Thomas Gibson - stealing a candlestick from the shop of William Threlkeld, Smith street - was sent to gaol for fourteen days. Roemer v. Dwyer-illegal detention of a collar-a dispute as to whether a horse was bought with the collar or not. Two lawyers were engaged and the time of the Court occupied for an hour over a paltry case, involving at the outside half a sovereign. The case was dismissel without costs. Mrs. Dwyer having been summoned instead of her husband. Inspector v. Angleton - obstructing the Inspector when seizing stray goats- Angle ton who appeared to be a half-witted youth, said he did not see the Inspector atall. He said he had a witness, but the Bench either did not hear him or would not listen to him; he was not allowed to call his witness, but was fined 2s 6d. and 2s 6d costs. Inspectpr v. Ryan - Inciting persons to obstruct the Inspector, etc.-defendant de ...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

SDa.! Szxr?rrox'. ives MY=r?nKraiD ' . . . Mas.J.BU? . -.,; ,l AS dhusidener in:: ,condict challenged .L and the truthfulness of my statement, impugned. by Dr,, inhgleton and the oBeim. ri,Yelland I 'eg'to set beiore'thepablic the "actual • facts and: laive' them tI judge, for themselves.on whom the:im putation of falsehood and unt?uth;lie0.Iam along resident in this city anod:altbongh but a woman, I have taken a fdremost and active part in all inovement' pf 'social 'rd-' form, and othr :efforts tending to the alleviation of suffering, and to ble elevation and improvement of the condition of the working classes, amongst whom. I reckon myself as one. When two.months ago. a dis cussion arose in the, press, in reference to the alleged destitution in Collingwood, and about which various opinions were held by gentlemen and others well able ,to judge of the matter, I myself, believing thatthe whole thing was an exaggeration and' that itwould work evil upon Collingwood by drawing to it the...

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COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. (Before His Worship the Mayor, and Messrs. Barnet, Bell, and Marsden). [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

CbLLONGWOOD-Tu.anAx. (Before Hi? Wriship- the Mayor, and Messra. Barnet, Bell, and Marsden). John Wilson - stealing a pair of boots from the shop of Wm: G. Franklin, August 23rd; 1879 -the boots-wcre hanging near the shop door in Smith-street; the prisoner was seen meddling with them, and when they were missed the prisoner was followed and the goods were found on him; the old man said he took the boots in order to get into gaoL One month. William Wells and George Blake-steal ing a bag and 12 tins of jam from Mr. Cnn liffe, value 7s 6d - the boys were working in the jam factory - Wells for about five months, and Blake for about a fortnight they had not been discharged but left work as usual on Thursday. Constable Bannon met them in Stanley-street carrying the jam. Prisoner Wells said Blake had noth ing to do with it. Mr. Cunliffe said he had nothing to complain of the boys con duct. Wells had a bad criminal character. Blake was not known to the police. Wells, three months' hard labou...

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