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THE ELECTRIC LIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

THE ELECTRIC LIGHT. Professor Tyndall, who was recently examined before the Parliamentary Se :-lect Committee, gave a brief history of the discovery of electricity for lighting purposes, illustrating his description by n series of experiments. Volta's dis covery, he said, had the power of pro ducing heat and light, and if his con -ception was correct it would have been tantamount to the introduction of per petual motion. The voltaic battery, however, was not an economical mode of producing electricity. In 1820, a Dane named (Ersted found that a mag netized needle was affected by the prox imity of the electric current, proving the anaology existing between electric ity and magnetism. Professor Faraday had also for many years devoted his at tention to the subject, with the result of discovering a new magnetic elec tricity. In the opinion of the witness very extensive improvements in the -electric light must be regarded as inev itable, and seeing what had been done by MIr. Edison there...

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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. (Before Messrs. Marsden, Bennetts and Raven, J.P.'s) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

POLICE. FITZROY--Momar. (Before Messrs. Marsden, BennettW and Raven. J.P.'s) James Darby, fined 5s or 24 hours; Wm. Murphy, discharged; Patrick Cosgrave, Ss or 24 hours; John Kenny. 10. or 48 hours, for being drunk and disorderly. Jane Pickson - obscene language on the Parade on Saturday night, in the hearing of passers-by-fined 40s or onb month. John Burgess-vagrancy, found begging, going from shop to shop getting food and money, and going into publichouses at in tervals. At last he became intoxicated and abusive to those who did not contribute. He hid a quantity of food and some 5s on his person when arrested-. One month. Robert Garland, Michael Whelan, Wil liam Harrison, three boys, were charged with insulting behaviour in Smith-street on Saturday night. Mrs.-- Whelan spoke for her boy and said he was only allowed out for three-quarters of an hour. The Constable said Whelan appeared very sorry. Young Harrison was laughing and winking. at the bystanders, and was stated by the poli...

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A ROMANO-BRITISH TOMB. (THE TIMES) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

oAtROJtiiANO-BRITISH TedIB. !rfeir1days= iaEh i-y r. e eiiarltable discovery was made on -tliei'eitates' 6f '- MrGeorge'Palme, '`M.P.; `it Fifling, ~in -the parish of Hampsteaild "Noris, LNewliry-: Duringithe coarse .of 'ex •cavating' for ield-drtainage, the work yinei'struck uipon: an' arched -vault or ;g ave, which. has been pronotinced by 3Mr W. Money, F.S.A., f'. 'Newbury, rto be :-a Romano.British isepulchral cha?Iber. The tbmnb lies _iiorth east and south-west, and gives ,an inside -iiieiasrement'of 8fti in: length"by -2ft. :in breadth;,the' height of the roof fromn thb floor to the ridge being "I;bout `4ft. `'The walls, which, are:?built" of 4rough -fintrith banding couirses of brick, are 2ft. high, and as perfect as when they -Were ?first raised. From -the walls Sspring' an arched, peaked roof or cover '?ormed of- the well-known ' flanged Rooman .roof tiles over-lapping 'each 'other, and set in mortar. Within this the interment took place. The floor "of the chamber was on a ...

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FITZROY—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

FITZROY—THURSDAY. Before Messrs. Evans, Woodhead, Kidney and Bennetts. Bridget Campbell—insulting behaviour, resisting police, and damaging uniform. Bridget was a regular tartar, and jawed till she wept. Fined 10s on first charge, 10s resisting police, and20s damaging uniform, or one month. Gilbert Smith—drunk in charge of horse and cab. Fined 10s, or seven days. Frith Burgess—drunk and disorderly. Fined 5s, or three days. John Moody—drunk and disorderly. Fined 5s, or three days. John Culhane—insulting behaviour, to whit, throwing lime over ladies' dresses. Got a bad character from police. Fined 10s or seven days. William Robinson alias James Wilson— stealing an overcoat, value £2, the property of Samuel Townsend. Remanded till Mon- day. Bail in two sureties of £25 or one of £50. Arthur Coleman, a boy—breaking a lamp value 4s. Case withdrawn on payment of damages. George Sharman and Arthur Millsom, two boys—fighting in the street on Sunday evening. Sharman pleaded guilty, Mill- som ...

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YOUNG RUSSIAN ARISTOCRATS. (NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

YOUNG RUSSIAN ARISTOCBATS. (NoarH AMERICAN REVIEW.) THE younger generation of Russian aristocrats presents a pitiful sight in deed. A cold-blooded, cynical material ism, scarcely varnished over with a superficial education and elegance of manners, treating honour, devotion to principles, and polictical convictions, as so many "humbugs," unworthy of a true child of the nineteenth century such is a main feature of the present generation of Russian aristocrats. It is perfectly astonishing in what mea sure all moral feeling has died out among them. The worst slander and the highest praise seem to have lost all their significance in the leading circles of Russian society. The social stand ing of each individual is determined by a series of petty characteristics : his good breeding, his appearance, his wealth, sometimes his way of tying his cravat or putting on his gloves-all these undefinable nonentities which, put together, form the outward shape of a jeune homme comme it faut. From suc...

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PRESTON—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

PRESTON-THURSDAY. Before Messrs. F. E. Beaver, W. H. Dennis, Wood, and W. Patterson, J.P's. Thomas Douglas and Sarah Douglas, man and wife-were charged with being drunk and disorderly, at Northcote, on the 1st September. As they had been locked up all night they were discharged. Lawrence Scannell-away from his dray. Fined 5s and 2s 6d costs, or 24 hours. Alexandra Smart-negligent driving. Fined 5s and 2s 6d costs, or 24 hours. Bartholomew Golding--drunk and dis orderly-very abusive. Second offence out on bail did not appear. The bench wished it to distinctly understood that where per sons did not appear they would be treated as in contempt. Fined 20s and 2s 6d costs. Thomas Murphy- negligent driving. Fined 2s 6d and 2s 6d costs. Patrick Ryan - cruelty to animals, in working a horse with very bad sores on the shoulders, quite putrid. Defendant said the sores had only just appeared and he had since turned the horse out. The constable said the man had not worked the horse since. Fined ...

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OTHER PEOPLE'S BUSINESS. (HARPER'S WEEKLY.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

O-THERPEOPLE'S BUSINESS. There is scarcely anything more un fortunate for a man than the absence of loving women around his childhood and youth. Mark Ripon had never known such women, and I offer this fact as some palliation for his want of faith in them. He was ignorant of his parentage; he had been found one summer morn ing on the steps of the Foundation School in Baxtersgate, Ripon; and as it was onthe festival of St. Mark, he had received the name of the saint and the name of his native city, and adop ted by the institution. Wholesome food, stout clothing, and a decent trade had been given him by the Foundation, and in many respects he.was felt to have done it honor, for after fifty years of creditable citizen ship, he was one of the cathedral ves try, sat in the Common Council of the ancient city which had adopted him, anjd was said to be worth at least £50,000. " Bdt there' is a success which the world sees little of--that of the heart and in.this respect Mark Ripon was the ve...

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

GENERAL NOTIE : THE Mercury is published every Sstu.I. J Morning. Persons wishing to have U paper regularly delivered at their place . basiness or residence will be c-urged le. lp quarter, payable in advance; by pjoet is. Gd per quarter. The quarter commences onthe first Satur day in the months of December.. March June, and September. . The Editor will be obliged, for infor:s ation-more especially relating ito loca matters. SCALE FOR ADVERTISING.: i: Business Cards, per quarter, from , s. 6.1 Official and Election Advertisements. each insertion, per mch ... - Want places, Servants, Houses and Land for Sale or to Let, Articles for: Sale or Exchange, Miscel laneous, Missing Friends, &;c.r-- 0s .I Notices of Births, Deaths, and "Msrriages ... .. . ls. To.- AnnvaTzsa.-Nofice, to withkdru 6drertisemeWnts must be givenls is witwg ; HE fercury can be obtained from any of 1 the folloil?ig gents :--aSbecripton ls. per'quarter.r- G. CainrL -A..A 167.SmithstreetL Mrs. Woonaurr... 96 Br...

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

A WANT SUPPULED!! ::Cheap Tailoring. THE ORIGINAL WHOLESALE SLOTHING COMPANY, 108 NOW OPEN With an entirely New and Varied assort , ?weat of seasoniible' T1 weeds, Coatings, &c. Wholesale Clothing Company's Geelong - Tweed Trousers to order 2s. 6d. Wh-'1Wal-le Clothing Company's Geelong : ?L.4 Trousers and Vest to order 18s. 6d. " -= Fit Guaranteed. Patterns sent, post free to all parts of 'the colony. * «I' ',,.,,"" Friend, "r ' The Tradssman's Delight, The Swell's Astonishment is the O'IGINAL WHOLESALE CLOTHING Co., 108 Gertrude-st., Fitzroy. J. T. MIDDLETON, •a-Cash. General Manager. -- - -. * From Elkington, Mason & Co.. Birmingham Tr RUSSELL ST., MIELBOURNE, (4 Doors from Little Collins st.) Old Plate, Spoons, Forks, Teapots, Cruet Frames, &c. repaired, plated, and made equal to new. - ,;. KERSHAW. Famill 3rocer and Provision Merchant LAANCASHIRE STORE, HOODi iL E ITREET (corner'Gipps sreet) Eggs and Fresh Butter from best dairies. BEATT Y'S EArS PIANOM ...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, SEPT. 6, 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

PUBUSHED EVERY SATURDAY. - - Labor Onamwia Fint SATURDAY, ..SEPT .6, 1879. A ?oncert under the suspioes of) the Grand Lodge, LO.G.T., is announced to take place in the Temperance Hall, Russell street, on Monday next, The Postmaster-General has been pleased to appoint Mr. W. G. Reid, (son of the late Postmistress), Post and Telegraph master, for Coburg. William A. Furniton, alad aged 16 years residing at Lillydale, committed suicide on Wednesday by blowing out his brains. The supposed cause is, his having been chastised by his fatherfor misconduct. Mr. J. D. Carruthers of 24 Derby-street, in the employ of the City of Melbourne Corporation, writes to say, that he is not the Mr. Carruthers mentioned in the report of Collingwood police court news, on the 28th ultimo. The goat nuisance has extended to Coburg, and a number of valuable elm trees, in the recreation reserve have been completely destroyed by these pests to civilization. Steps are to be taken in future against the owners of go...

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CLIPPINGS FROM THE TALMUD. No. 2. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

CLIPPLZKQi&PFROM THE TALMUD. BY E. A. SasoN. The laws, the traditions, and the or dinances of 'the Jews. extraneous to those contained in the Pentateuch, in the course of many hundred years, at tai'ne- to such immense proportions that aapy' efforts were made to preserve "thein'i 'other than their then scattered and unwritten form before Rabbi Judah, the learned Talmudist, success fully achieved his Herculean labour of love of compiling them -and reducing them to" order. The history of the first of these at tempts to codify and embody them all in a compendious form is thus sketched in the writings of Maimonides : S'During the last forty years of the' life of Moses, the Lord gave to him six-hundred and thirteen precepts, including the Deca logue. with full explanation of their mean ing and intent, so that he might be able to properly instruct the people.' . The manner in which Moses imparted these precepts to the chosen of the Most High is to be found recorded in the treaties ...

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PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE. [DAILY TELEGRAPH.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

PRESENT AND =-FUTURE OF THE BRITISHEMPIRE. [ ..DAILY TB1GEAP:. . A FEW days ago our Paris correspon dent drew attention' to an` interesting article from the pen of M. Littrd, in which that well-known French scholar busies himself with the future of .the leading races of the world. But now that the whole globe is practically revealed, and no more unknown conti nents or short routes by: sea and land remain to be laid open, science un doubtedly takes the first place amongst: the factors in the present and future which will "make mankind," and the gifts of science are now-a-days common property among civilized countries. M. Littre, however, is so far justi fied in taking stock of the nations of the earth, that the existing division of race and sway is very strongly estab lished, and future progression in com merce, art, and science, is more likely to increase geometrically the present superiority of leading peoples- than greatly to transpose them. Prefacing his study with some such phil...

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THE FADED FLOWER. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

THE FADED FLOWER& Death's chilly hand has nipt .the flower, We tended with such care, The rose-bnd, which but one short hour Exhaled its fragrance rare. Has passed away like morning dew Before the sun's warm ray, Droop'd its fair head, where once it grew In beauty, day by day. She was our curly headed "May." Our blue.eyed darling pet, Her little heart was light and gay, Her smile none could forget. The dimples on her rosy face, The sparkle of her eye, Her artless manner, childish grace, Charmed every passer by, Within, without,-both near and far, Her laugh rang merrily, She beamed upon us like a star In heav'n's blue canopy. Her voice re.echoed through the hall Bird-like upon the wing, In liymn or song that cheered us.all; ' Twas sweet to hear her sing. Her little footsteps nevermore Within our home shall.tread, No kiss of welcome at the door, No "good night," then to bed. Our "May" has reaceed the home of light Where she can never die, She dwells in undisturbed delight, Whe...

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

SHIRE OF JIKA. MoNDAy, SEPTzEvBa 1st. Present: Councillors Dennis, Bartlett, Sobey. Mitchell, O'Keefe, Plant, Clinch, Bastings and Councillor Dennis was voted to the Chair, and Councillor 3'Keefe was elected Presi dent for the ensuing year. Councillor O'Keefe returned thanks and said he would endeavour to the utmost to serve the ratepayers, as his predeceeaors had done. Minutees of the previous meetings were read and confirmed. COBBRSPONDENCZ. Shire of Dandenong re proposed sub-di vision of the Melbourne Group of the Muni cipal Association. Received. Garnet Walsh-" Victoria in 1880-speci men copy. Received. Charles Rippon, asking for a certificate of his duties during the time he was employed by the CounciL Moved by Councillor Mitchell, seconded by Councillor Plant - That the request be complied with. It was unjust not to com ply with the request if the granting would enable Mr. Rippon to obtain a situation. Councillor Dennis said he had been ap plied to for a similar certificate, a...

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COUNCILS. COLLINGWOOD. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

COUNCILS. COLLINGWOOD. WEDNESDAT, SXPT. 3. Present: His Worship the Mayor. Courn cillors Walker, Smith, Feild, Wright, Turner, McBurnie, Bryant, and Barnet. The minutes were read confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. Mrs. Bull, objecting to paying £8, costs of rights-of-way in Hilton-street, thought that £5 would be sufficient as four ten feet crossings were included. Resolved, That the £5 be received but the balance was to be paid. Jesse Hugget, wanted to pay £20 for costs of rights-of-way at 10s per month. As this would take over three years Coun cillor Walker said the proposition was nothing else than an insult to the Council. Specimen number, "Victoria in 1880." Received. Pamphlets from Municipal Conference Association. Received. Borough of Kew, that tenders, in accord. ance with Collingwood Council's letter of Dec. 21st, 1877, for construction of steps at Walmer-street ferry had been accepted. Borough of Kew, will accept the super vision of the Johnston-street bridge during the ensuing ye...

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REFORM OF THE UPPER HOUSE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

REFORM OF THE UPPER HOUSE. Following our usual custom of Ml.lish ing the speeches of our rep ....~ . on any question of importance arising in the Legislative Assembly, we extract the re marks of Mr. Mirams, on Tne4a-s last, re ported in the Argos. on the subjact of Re form of the Upper House. Mr. M>Bnxs thought the House had come to the conclusion that this was not the time to enter into constitutional lectures or to give essays on historical proceedings. It appeared to him that the time had come when they should look at the question in a practical light, in view of surrounding cir cumstances, so that they might arrive at some issue that would result in the settle ment of the question after they came back from their constituencies. The hon. member who had just sat down had asked why they were debating the question at all. He can sidered that hon. gentlemen opposite were very much to blame for that If they had given the assistance they ought to have done last session the question ...

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COLLINGWOOD—FRIDAY. Before His Worship the Mayor, Messrs Walket, W. Kidney, and Bell. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

COLINGWOOD-Fimir. Before.His Worship the Mayor. Messrs Walker,-W. Kidney, and Bell. Thomas Ryan, a young boy, 15 years old stealing three ducks the property of Alex. Mills, Begent-street, Abboteford, on the 2nd September. Two months imprison ment. Michael O'Meara. Inciting a prisoner Field to resist-- Cons. Cook said on the 18th August last, when arresting Field, O'Meara called out don't go with the b - copper; knife the b - copper; he was held by others who preven. ted him from striking the constable. Cons Nowlan arrested prisoner on Thursday, after a chase of over a mile. Three months iniprisonmnent. The beach said the pri soners were evidently made too comfortable in gaoL The prisener had hardly been 3 months out of gaol, since 1874. A course of real hard work and bread and water would be of service. James McMillan, another boy, about 15 years old-stealing two pounds of tobacco, from the shop of Jane Oldham, Hotham and Forest streets. On the 30th August, went into the shop for a ...

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HURLING. COLLINGWOOD v. LAURISTON. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

HURLING. COLLINGWOOD V. LAURISTON. The Collingwood played what may be termed their last match, last Saturday, at Lauriston, and the players who journeyed from Collingwood have just reason to be pleased with their trip, for a pleasanter game could not have been arranged. The quarter-past twelve train from Spencer street took the visitors to Kyneton railway station, where a coach was in waiting to convey the players to the ground. The drive of about seven miles was really a pleasant one, the outside of the conveyance being the aim of all hands, and so crowded was the top that the driver was afraid to proceed until some of the heavy weights took their seats inside. The streets of Kyneton seemed quite alive with people who stared at the unusual sight of a three horse bus parading its streets. Passing en route the Kyneton racecourse, the scene of one or two very tough contests which have taken place between Kyneton Hurling Club and Collingwood, we wended our way slowly towards Lauriston....

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COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. (Before His Worship the Mayor (T. Peters), Messrs. Nettleton, W. Kidney, Walker, Barnet and Marsden.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 September 1879

COLLINGWOOD - TUESDAY. (Before His Worship the Mayor (T. Peters), Messrs. Nettleton, W. Kidney, Walker, Barnet and Marsden.) Michael Mahoney-- assaulting the watch- house keeper, Constable Linn, in the execu- tion of his duty - accused had been arrested for assault, for which he was dealt with on Saturday last, and when at the lockup he assaulted the Constable. Fined 20s, or 48 hours. Mahoney pere handed the note to his sorrowing child (about 30 years of age) and said to the Bench, " You'll hear more of this." Ann Sherman - using insulting words in a public place - she had been summoned, but had not appeared; she had therefore been arrested on warrant. Two women (neighbours) gave evidence. The Bench cautioned the accused and fined her 5s or 24 hours. She was to take the pledge and not come before the Bench again, or it was not known what punishment she would get. Mr. Marsden :- Perhaps you'll be hung. Martin Minogue - drunk in Bedford- street -- 5s or 48 hours. Thomas Regan - steali...

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A NAMELESS GRAVE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879

A NAMELESS- GRA VE. "Wonder whether there's any sign of the place now* :where we covered him np-its just over the rise," said Harry Hawke, as we sat smoking at a camp fire, after a long dragging day's ride. We'd been out in the back country, Harry and I, and done no good either. My whiskey flask was fall the day before, and Harry-with my leave, of coUrse-had pretty nigh emptied it. So he was "on the story" a bit that night, and from being that dull and gloomy you couldn't get a word out of him, began to talk freely of his past life. Once he got nailed. That meant five years Benins; which was what m?le his heir so grey. I couldn't help llkiing?ini. It isn't inme to hate a man iwhlo could ride like Harry could. After all, he'd never shifted a beast of mine in his life, and once backed me right out inafight against odds. So I al ways toodk hii easy, and gave him a job when I could. "Covered, up what?" I said. "A hors; withno legs on; or a sheep's head with a skin hanging to it, or a ka...

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