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WHIMSICALITIES. (HARPER'S WEEKLY.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

WHIJISICAL ITIES. (RHRPEa'S WEEKLY.) There are few people who have not some particular trait more strongly de veloped in them than it is in their fel low-beings. Characters are not- like candles, shaped in certain-sized moulds They have all their differing person alities, their private little foibles. Through the woof of our mental or moral texture runs a thread of origin ality which renders the pattern of each distinctive and imitable. No two are alike. The mark that is so apparent in one may be lacking in the next, but in its place is visible an impress of an other kind. What one man treasures may be to his neighbor rubbish fit only for the dust-hole. It is curious to ob serve the eccentric forms which the in dividualities ofmsnytake. The strong est-minded have ofttimes a vein of superstition hidden away behind their iron nerves. The most practical and hard-headed blush in conscious know ledge of a soft spot of romantic sen timent. An intellect high in attain ments and rich in cul...

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FITZROY—THURSDAY. (Before His Worship the Mayor, Messrs. McLean, T. Kidney, and Marsden.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

SFITZIOY-TwuasDAx. (Before His Worship the Mayor, Messrs. M= cLean, T. Kidney, and Marsdea.) Sarah Rice, alias Catherine Smith-hav ing no visible lawful means of support discharged. John Gascoyne-drunk and disorderly fined 5e. Thomas Watts - insulting behaviour in a public place-he called Constable Roger son a dog. etc., for arresting the woman Rice. The HIayor took exception to the wording of the summons, "did use insult ing behaviour," which he said was wrong. The charge should have been "insulting words." A man might use insulting words without being necessarily guilty of insult ing behavio'. The case was dismiesed; the Bench, however, cautioned Watts not to interfere with the Police, and Mr. Mars den said Watts had told a lie to the Bench, and he did not believe a word that he (Watts) had said respecting Constable Bogerson. Mills v. Spry - wages, claim reduced by .2, and verdict given by consent. Spry v. Mills-illegally detaining twelve pairs of boots given out to make, Mr. Leon...

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A TALE OF THE ROMAN CAMPAGNA. (Concluded from our last.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

A --TAL-E--OF--THE -ROMAN. - CAMPAGNA, B fConeluded fom our last.) "Yes--when!" shouted Maso, put ting out his tonigue with impunity, from the top of an old ruinous tower forming one wall of the hut, up which he had climbed, holding on to the brickwork with his hands and feet, like a a cat; Andrea's eyes flashed; he clenched his hands, and strode backwards and forwards. The poison had entered his mind and begun to work there. "Could she play me false ?" he mut tered. "But no, she is so- simple and childlike, I cannot think it. Yet she liked the stranger; she stood there and smiled upon him. And the old woman is false as Satan himself. I will watch the house-what harm can it do?-and; if I see nothing, so much the better, make a picture of her indeed! If he comes- at night, it will not be painting pictures he will be after. I will go and get my gun, to make sure." "Lisa," he shouted, abruptly, into the house, "I must go now; I will come again to-morrow, before Ave Maria;" and he strod...

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

MIreE sry can be obtained from any of the following agents:-aSbscription Is. Ca r ... 167 Smith street. WoonaOrr... 96 Brunswick street. PntPort ... 816 Wellington street. Mr. O'Kzrs ... Heidelberg road. Kr. Banarrr ... 8mithstreet Mr. W arowr ... PeelStreet. Mr. Savn ... 200 Johnston street, next Yarra hotel. r. DAvm ... Sinpeon's road. a0oir & poTca Co llst., Melbourne. Mr. PmýEo ... Brunswick at. Mr. Pmasr ... Brunswick at. Ma. Wxcox ... Vere street. Ms. Mxam.s ... Smith street. Mr. Waivan ... High at., Northoote. Mr. Hssaur? . ... Gowerville Mr. WooD- ... Preston. Mr. TULLrc ... Heidelberg Ms. Ion ?nAzs . Greenaborough Ms. PAFRA= .,. Diamond Creek M. Rusz ... Postmaster, Coburg. Mr. PrnCa:, Post-office, Simpson's?rd SALE (No 160) of CROWN LANDS in fee-simple, at the auction rooms of Messrs. Bryne, Vale and Co., Collins-street east, Melbourne, on Tuesday, the ninth day of September, 1879, at two o'clock p.m. TOWN LOTS. City of Melbourne, parish of Jika" Jika, county of Bo...

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

A WANT SUPPLIED !! -Cheap Tailoring. THE ORIGINAL WHOLESALE r ILOTHING COMPANY,. - 103 NOW. OPEN With an entirely New and Varied assort ment of seasonable. Tweeds, Coatings, &c. Whole=ale Clothing- Company's Geelong Tweed Trorsers to order 12s. Gd. 'Wholesale Clothing Company's Geelong Tweed Trousers and Vest to order 18s. 68. Fit Guarant.ed. Patterns sent, post free to all parts of the colony. The Workingman's Friend, The Tradssman's Delight, The Swell's Astonishment is the ORIGINAL WHOLESALE CLOTHING Co., 108 Gertrude-st., Fitzroy. J.'T. MIDDLETON, . General Manager. Terms-Caslt. From Elkington, Mason & Co.. Birmingham 77 RUSSELL ST., 3ELBOURNE, (4 Doors from Little Collins st.) Olid Plate, Spoons, Forks, Teapots, Cruet Frames, &c. repaired, plated, and made equal to new. Mrs. KERSHAW. Pamil3 3'rocer and Provision Merchant -ANCASHIRE. STORE, HODDLE STREET (corner Gipps street) Families waited on for orders. Eggs and Fresh Butter from best dairies. BEATTY'S ...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, SEPT. 30, 1870. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

~h t Uer4ut . PUBUSHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, SEPT. -30, 1870. A resident of Regent-street, Collingwood, named James Trigg, aged about-forty-six years, was admitted to .the Melbourne Hospital on'ruesday night, suffering from fracture of the leg caused by being run over by a cart, whilst, in an intoxicated condition. We have received a letter from "A Ratepayer of the City of Fitzroy," but as the writer has ignored our rule, and has not given his name and address, we cannot. insert it. The. following transfers of pablicans' licenses were granted by the City Licensing Bench on Tuesday-Thomas Read to Emma Maria Hudson, Foresters' Arms, Simpson's-road; Andrew McKay to William Melbye, Park Hotel, Vere-street, Colling wood; John Smith to Robert Mills, Ivanhoe Hotel, Ivanhoe. A Coburg correspondent writes that. that district was visited by a heavy downpour of rain on Saturday evening last. 'The drains and channels were quickly flooded, and the whole district appeared ...

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CLIPPINGS FROM THE TALMUD. No. 1. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

. --CLIPPINGS-FROM- THE TALMUD. The To1nd , is a- Collectin of early Biblical -diseussions," legends,; aphor isms, allegories, anecdotes, etc., com piled during the first five centuries of the Christian Era, from the recorded traditions of the most celebrated teach ers of the Jewish race.., : I In its present form the .'alpnud con sists of twelve folio volumes, which contain : (a) The moral precepts of the Pentateuch (the five books of Moses), with extended commentaries. - -. (b) Amplified Biblical incidents. (c) Anecdotes of the compilers. (d) Philcsophical, or rather, metaphysi cal and didactic treatises. (e) Various stories, traditions and par ables. --... . . . . T- - It is divided into tdwo parts-respec t:vely entitled : 1. The Mishna. 2. The Gemarah. The compilers -of the Mishna had been gathered to their fathers long be fore the Gemarah was commenced. The time occupied in the compila tion of the entire Talmud is stated to have been. 311. years. The writers were Rabbis (the he...

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NOTES AND COMMENTS 28879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

NOTES AND. COMMENTS Br, CosxoPOLITr . ":ohe otbrea "28.8 ,179. "Another outbreak at the Pentridge Stock ade amongst the juveniles, with partial success. A number of boys made up their minds to escape from durance vile, and on Saturday last put their plan into execution, and before the eyes of the warders made a bolt for the wall which several of them suc ceeded in scaling, although others were stopped midway in their attempt. Once over the wall the escapees made for Colling wood, pursued by warders and others, who, however, were not so fleet as the prisoners, and were compelled to return home empty handed. The question naturally suggests itself, Where is the boasted vigilance of the warders, when, in broad daylight, they al low themselves to be outwitted by a num ber of boys tired of being "cribbed. cab ined. and conficed " inside the walls of i. 31. gaol? If boys are thus successful in an attempt to defy the care of their over seers, what would be the consequence, if the men were t...

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SHIRE OF HEIDELBERG. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

SHIRE OF HEIDELBEEG. A special meeting of the Heidelberg Council was held on Wednesday. Present --rs. Studley (in the chair), Bond, Smith, Davey, Scotland, N. Ellis, Adams, and Bamfield, F. W. Ellis, the ninth Councilior, was absent through illness. On the motion. of Cr. Studley, seconded by Cr. Scotland, Cr. Bond was elected president for the ensuing year. The same Councillors moved and seconded a vote of thanks to officers of the Shire for the efficient way in which they had discharged their respective duties. Mr. Wingrove, the secretary, re sponded. Cr. Smith called the attention of the Council to Cr. Bond's motion'that each riding should have the control of its own re ceipts and expenditure. Cr. Band said, that he would reserve the consideration of his motion to the next ordinary meeting. The seoretary presented the scheme of expendi ture for the ensuing year, the adoption of which was moved by Cr. Studley. ',na sc onded by Cr. Davey, Cr. Smith supported by Cr. Adams, objected t...

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COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. FRIDAY AUG. 29th. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 August 1879

COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. Fam?r Auv. 29th. Present: His Worship the Mayor. (Cr'' Evans) Crs. Woodhead, Showers, Holden, McMahon, Moore, Lyons. Ewing. and Claunscen. Minutes read and confirmed COBEZSPONDENCE. From International Exhibition, com missioners relating to the production of photographs of scenery, buildings Ac, re commending various photographers as being eligible for employment, also that the views be a uniform size of 14 x 11 inches. Refund to the Exhibition Committee. From S. Mullen, soliciting, orders for "J.H" Articles. Referred to Library Com mittee. From Municipal Association, askinr whether Fitzroy wished the question of in creased borrowing powers with deferred, payments to be submitted to the Association for an expression of opinion thereonu: Re ferred to the Mayor and Town Clerk with power to act. From Thomas Cramp, asking permission to construct an entrance over the footpath to his premises in Charles-street. f~arred to Public Works Committee. From Yager and Hu...

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ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

ABSTRACT, OP BIIRTHSa AND DEATHS. AnsmArcT of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week ending 23rd of August 1879. District. Brighton ... 2 1 Brighton East ... 1 1 Brunswick ... ... 7 2 Carlton ... 46 5 Do. Public Institutions ... ... 4 Caulfield .. ... 4 ... Cheltenham ... ... Coburg .. ... 1 Collingwood ... 17 9 Essendon ... ... Fitzroy ... .. 5 4 Fitzroy North ... 5 3 Flemington ... .3 . 2 Footscray 5 3 Hawthorn ... 4 1 Heidelberg .. ... ... Hotham (West) 10 5 Hotham (East) ... ... 2 5 Keilor ... Kew ... ... ... 2 ... Maidstone ... ... Malvern ... ... 3 Melbourne (South) ... 3 1 Do. Public Institutions ... ... 10 Melbourne (West) ... 12 " 4 Northcote ... ... ... ... Do. Lunatic Asylum Prahran ... ... 7 "4 Richmond ... ... 13 7 Sandridge ... ... 4 1 Emerald Hill ... ... 22 4 South Yarra ... ... 5 1 St. Kilda ... ... 5 1 Williamstown ... ... 7 ... 196 78 Of the total deaths nearly 22 per cent were of children not exceeding the age of t...

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SIR HUMPHRY DAVY'S BOYHOOD. (GOOD WORKS.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

SIR BIUMPHRY DAVY'S BOYHOOD. (GooD Woaxs.) HUarPHtrIs boyhood was not unlike that of other children. He learned to read quickly, and his favorite books were the "Pilgrim's Progress" and the " Arabian Nighty." He was robust and active, took naturally to walking and swimming, fishing and shooting. In his rambles he began to observed outer nature, collected minerals and ores, with which Corn wall has been identified from prehistoric times, gathered natural history speci mens thrown up by the Atlantic. * His preliminary education finished, he was sent to school at Truro; but partly from the character of his master, partly from want of system, he was left much to himself. So, though by his inherent ability he was distinguished in his classes, he obtained no real train ing, and his course of study was shaped by himself. He read history and the writings of the Scotch philosophers; he harangued his school-fellows on moral subjects, or amused them with stories compound of his favnurite Orien...

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CORRESPONDENCE. COFFEE PALACE COMPANY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

CORRESPONDENCE. COFPEE PALACE COMPANY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. Sra:-I write to you because I. know your journal has always taken an active interest in the Temperance movement and the establishment of coffee palaces and tav erns, to call the attention of the share holders to an underhanded attempt that is now being made to undermine the confi dence reposed in the directors and to weaken their influence with the general body of the shareholders. At the last half-yearly meet ing the directors received a vote of ap proval of their conduct, a bare month has elapsed, the directors have five more months to serve, but a petition is being got up to call another meeting for the purpose of ousting some of them from office.-For what pray ? For really establishing the busi ness. It would appear as if certain persons who had held aloof during the preliminary struggles of the directors, finding that suc cess was pretty well assured, are now jeal ous that they have not a finger in the pie, an...

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HONOUR TO WHOM HONOUR IS DUE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

HONOTUR TO WHOM HONOUR IS DUE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ?EBCURY. SI..-It was with much pleasure that I read in your last issue of the Mercury the gratifying results obtained, after examina tion, by the pupils attending the Gold-street state school; these results must be very encouraging to Mr. Spring and his assistants, who deserve every credit for this very high percentage. My object in writing is primarily to direct public attention to these results, and also to ask, Mr. Editor, that you would publish the results of the examination of other schools in the district, so that the parents of children, and others interested in the work, could compare them together. This is a public matter, and should neither claim nor be allowed any privilege, or any seciecy whatever. The publication of the results of examination in the columns of the newspaper, would be a powerful incen tive to teachers, and a speedy means of in forming the public, (whose servants they are) of the progress of their pupils...

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A VALIANT AMAZON. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

A VALIANT AMAZONI A singular occurrence took place a few pnights ago in Stawell, and is related by the Chronicle as follows: The owner of the place is the possessor of a little garden, in which some choice things are growing, and amongst others two very handsome daphne, designed possibly for exhibition at the forth coming horticultural show. A short time back the owner was warned .that someone, whose name was not men tioned, had looked at the 'shrubs with envious eyes, and announced his intention of becoming the proud possessor. The legitimate owner kept strict watch for a few evenings, but being called away on business committed the daphde trust to his wife in a solemn manner before leaving. The lady, who is brave and militant, accepted it, and proceeding to charge a large horse pistol which was in the house with powder and salt, contentedly awaited the raid. A few evenings after, at a late or early hour, there were suspicious sounds in the garden which caught the amazon's ears. Sh...

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ANSWER TO DOUBLE ACROSTIC. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

ANSWER TO DOUBLE AUBOSTIC. T e. A E b B IM os S P a T E - nnu I R eube N A cr E N on N C yni C E v E

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SHIRE OF COBURG. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

SHIRE OF COBURG. MONDAY, SPTaEBEmR 1st. Present: Crs. Hutton (President), Ritchie, Hunt, Kyle, McGowan, Kendall, Sharp, Landells, and Rolland. The minutes of last meetings were read and confirmed. COgaRiPONDENCE. From Inspector of Slaughteryards, for warding return of number of stock slaughtered during the month of August, vis.--500. Received. From Gordon and Gotch, with copy of "A.B.C. Guide" soliciting patronage of CounciL Received. Secretary authorized to subscribe for one year. From Mr. Strageon, declining to give a strip of land to the Council, to widen Louisa street. Received. From Mr. Bates, drawing attention to bad state of road and Channel at the rear of his premises, and praying that some thing be done before the summer sets in. Referree to public Works Committee. From Secretary of Coburg Football Club, requesting the Council to put the rink round the oval, in the Recreation Reserve, in proper order, so as to be available for sports, on the 28th September. Received. Reques...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

STIMYISON'S CHEAP BOOT AND SHOE EMPORIUM. 345 BRUNSWICK STREET, Corner of Leicester-street. Boots and shoes of every description made to order. Repairs neatly executed. H. J. WINSTONE; Tea Dealer, Grocer, AND PROVISION MERCHANT, 110. BRUNSWICK STREET, Fitzrov. HOM(EOPATHIG MEDICINES Will be found to GIVE GREAT RELIEF -In the COMPLAINTS PREVAILAING At this time of the year. In Coughs and Colds a little Aconit given in conjunction with- the strong tincture of Bryonia is the best treatment to commence ivith, if, after a fair trial it should rot cure, use Ant. Tart; Ipecacuanba should be borne in mind, For Influenza, Arsenicnm and Euphasia are specific. In Croup, Aconit, given in alternation with Spongia' will in most cases care, should they fail give Ant. -Tart. For Bronchitis, Aconit. Bryonia; Kal Bich, Ant. Tart. are all good remedies to be chosen according to the symytoms. Rheumatism is:often an obstinate com plaint, but if taken in time will always yield to good treatment, Aconit, ...

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THE POOR PRINTERS' READER. (REFEREE.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

y t THE: tbORK iPRINTERS' TjiroGt bonnd to be. men of `some 'cult?ire and education,' printers' readers iae the l~ardest.worked and worst" paid of the .drudges who, .in one way or other, look to literature and journalism for their daily bread. An ordinary MuseUim hack is a proud-spirited and well-salaried ruffier compared with .a printers' reader, who holds a position at. once anomalous and painful. Ireland in his biography speaks of Hogaith's father taking service in London " as corrector of the Press,-which in:: those days was' not' considered as .a mean employment," .To :find how mean it'is considered now, the curious need ~only step'into the nearest " book, news, and and jobing office." Though: expected to do the work of a-scholar, the Press -corrector ranks:but as a mechanic, -and in ninety-nine cases:out-of' every hun 'dred is treated as one. If he allows' a -clerical error to pass unqueried he is' considered neglectful. If he calls at tention to what he happens to think is wr...

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SNAKE-BITES. (HOMŒOPATHIC REVIEW.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

SNAKE-BITES, (HOIEOPATHIC c EV?E.) - DR. KITCHEN, of Cape Town, sends us, from the pen of Mr. Isaac Kiddle, the following curious CURE FOR SNAKE BITE in Africa. 'A short time since I was called in to see a young man who had been' bit 'ten in the calf of the right leg (bare) by one of the most venomous snakes in -this country. He was already un conscious, and the leg considerably swollen. I had naturally little hope of his -ultimate recovery; but I im mediately administered 10 min. liq. a?mon. fort., and intended, after scari fying the wound, to apply it externally. Just as I was about to do this, an in telligent Colonial-born man came -in and said that the usual scure' for -snake- poisoning obtaining in the up .country districts was effected by. :ap plying to the wound the newly lacerated -breast of a live fowl. Would I permit it to be tried in this case. Feeling, it -would at least do no harm, I permitted it. It was done, and the patient com pletely recovered. The mode of pro -cedu...

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