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A RUN FROM NEW YORK TO MELBOURNE VIA DUBLIN LONDON, LIVERPOOL AND PARIS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879
A RijM R j4WN Yc? K TO ,RLBO1W2E O~fat Fclbold mnrning in the-middle of February '78, with- Fahrenheit below--"ierot Arthlir:,andI sauntered: dodwnto Pier:lonu the Huason, to have a' look at'thie steamship Atratto, which was to be entrusted.with our precious carcases'to carry us across" the Atlan avgn gone n bord -we l ed that the At1afowais?;built'~a a south ern trader, over 2000 burden, and her first trip across the Atlantic. There was not muchp wopd about her as she was built of iron. I don't mean'to=be iron-ical, but I rather would have tim ber. -:: Being the only passengers on bo}rd, at that time, we were at liberty to select'our \berths amidships,` ands ar ranged with the captain that we should come, albard on the following :Friday as she was to, sai on thi' afternooin 'of thesamine day. It isan omen among sailors that it is unlucky4 s'tart onri-avoyage o'a Fri dgy, which. superstition was undoubt edly "vieified by'eis during the voyage; as I herewith shall narrate. - Having g...
SIR ROWLAND HILL AT THE POST OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879
SIR ROWLAND'. HILHILL AT THE POST OFFICE.- - Br the last. mail from. England,. the news was received of ithe ideath of Sir Rowland Hill,k-Awho 'may be termed the Post Office Reformer, not'2 onlyof England, but of the'whole world; for there is scarcely.a corner.of: the:,globe where his system has not. found a fit ting welcome and adoption.' '-,Whe'; Sir Rowland Hill retired in -1863,, the Lords of the Treasury, in graniiti his full retiring pen-ion; gave expression to a very complimentary and- lengthy minute, which we are sorry we: cannot' now reproduce. We, however, reprint an article from the Times of June last, when the freedom of the city of London, was presented to the veteran. "Many years ago, at a.time.whiicl ?to the present generation will seem- like the middle of the dark ages, though it was within the memory of men still living, the poet Coleridge was making a solitary tour through the Lakes. He stopped one day at a wayside inn for refreshment, and while he was there the ru...
AN AK-WARD MISTAKE [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879
AN iAK-WARD 'MfISAKE ----C- "Will Honey-comb," of the- Dubbo Despatch, ivrites :- Down`ather"- at Fleeceville is a little store where- draft vinegar in square bottles is a luxury, and kerosene is also doled out about by the quart'in these `receptacles which once held the life-sustaining Geneva. The Chinaman gardener of'the settle ment was holding high jubilee& ?He had killed, two, chickens,.; and intended to regale himself on a mess compared to which birds'-nests soup, would be a great deal-inferior and less-tasty. He had chopped up the chickens, a puppy dog or two, and some nice pieces of pork, and placed them all in a pan. He found out there was no vinegar-and off he went to the grocery. "A bottle of vinegar," demanded he, and from the top shelf a square bottle ^Wsas iliihded down. John paid 'his money,and went his way rejoicing, conjuring up as he walked, or- rather trotted along, luscious pictures of"a 'grand banquet. He reached hishouse, and the pan was placed on the fi...
POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. (Before Messrs. Raven and Marsden.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879
POLICE. FITZEOY-MO~DAr. (Before Mesrs. Raven and Marsden.) Andrew Trishong--larceny under 40,.at Berwick - remanded to Berwick for Fri d ayy :. . .. Berjn. Howard and RobertTo1ypton being rogues and vagabonds- remanded from last week for the attendance of the detective. Two years imprisonment with hard labor. Ernest Watson - same charge - re dand. to the 14th inst. Bail in .£10 al lowed. Patrick O'Ca llaghn-inslting behavior in North Fitzry-fined 20s or 3 days. Charles J. Carpenber - unlawful assault on A. G. Millar - was brought before the Mayor on Tuesday and fined 10s, or 24 hours.
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879
I THE FmiST PEBBON Smovunn.-Adam. AN ANxoxNmo's'afA LLA baby before -it's christened. When is a man oblged to keep his word? When no onewill take it. In the vegetable race who ieer saw te Stomato ketchf?? ..,, -r :1 The young lady who mari? her fther~a coaichman says she was driven t6it. THE OTHER SIDE OF THE 'QuTEp o10.-M a horse-fair in Paris. -Old' .Gentl'? ?a (looking at a very-bobtailed horse)-'"Bless me, how short they have' ct-_his: tai~. . Attendant-"His master s a .member of the Society for the Protection' of Animals. In this fashion he will niot'ansoy' the "por flies:' ." " A victim of omnibus picipockets deter mined to get even with them; so be put into his pocket another pocket book con-: taining'only a slip of paper, on which were written the words: "This; time, you rascal, you've lost the rewards of 'yota labor. " He got into the same omnibus and waited, ri solved to have the first pickpocket that :meddled with'him arrested. "Twenty min ntes passed and nothing .happene...
COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879
COLLINGWOOD-Tussojr. (Before His Worship the Mayor (Cr. Peters), and Messrs. Walker, Bell, Berry, Marsden, Barnet and Ricardo, J.P.'s) Margaret Walsh-stealing two handker chiefs, ljlb of tea, and 6 pairs of stockings from one Ah Goon-Ah Goon was hawking and whilst selling goods in Simpson-street prisoner seized hold of his bag and ran away with it. Cons. Bannon arrested the woman and found the goods concealed in a bucket. One month.
THE RECORDING OF DEEDS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879
THE RECORDING OF DEEDS. TxE Times thus describes an ingenious system of recording deeds which has been invented by Mr. Thomas A. Dillon, an officer of the Irish Registration of Deeds Department: Mr. Dillon, having been summoned to give evidence before the Parliamen tary Committee on Land Transfer and Title (of which Committee Mr. Os borne Morgan is chairman), brought over his apparatus with him for the inspection of the Committee. As ex plained by Mr. Dillon, his system con sists, firstly, in copying all deeds by photography, and preserving the copies in miniature. These copies are, by a special process of photographic chemistry, converted into thin metallic sheets on which the letters are indented, imd from which enlarged copies can be made when required. The second step is the system of indexing; and this is divided into a mechanical index of names of persons and names of places, and a book-index similarly arranged. Both these indices are compiled in legible type characters produc...
FITZROY—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879
FITZROY-TavasurY. Before His Worship the Mayor (Cr. Evans). Messrs. Mareden, T. Kidney, unshall and McLean, J.Ps. William Sallery-for being drunk was fined 5s and 2s 6d costs or 24 hours. Mary Butler was discharged. W. F. Jones v Marlow. A complaint made by a schoolboy against his master for dusting the seat of his trousers, more energetically with a cane than was abso lutely necessary-which was brought before the court, as a charge of "unlawful as sault." Mr. Edwards appeared for defen dant. Jones, an intelligent but rather deter mined looking boy, of twelve years old, attending the George-street State School, swore that on Wednesday, the 3rd Septem ber, the defendant beat me with a cane at school, on the back, legs, and arms, for not doing my exercise. Cross examined-Did not say that Mr. Marlow would not do it if Mr. Shepherd were there-called Mr. Mar. low a dog-refused to hold out my hand, because I thought I had enough. Mr. Marlow did not say I will have to strike you on the bod...
COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZ[?] FRIDAY, SEPT. 12th. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879
COUNGIllS. CITY OF FITi. FaIAY, Sserr. .i. Present: His Worship the Mayor, (Cr. Evans) Crs.Woodhead. Showers. MelMahon. Lyons, Moore, Clauscen, Ewing, and Holden. The Mayor and Town Clerk appeared in their new robes. The minutes were read and confirmed. COBaESPONtENCE. From the Municipal A&sociation no?if ing that as it is the intention of the Govern ment not to deal with the Amending Local Goverament Act, until tlh "f,,rm quaeiion be settled, it is highly important that the Association should be formed as early as convenient, and first meetng be held with in the month of September. Also submit ting questions for consieerati;n- Width of Tires Act, Wood-csrt'--' r-- ^. Cr. McMahon urged the expediency of joining the Association, and moved that His Worship the Mayor represent the Council at the conference. Carried unani mously. Melbourne 'Bus Co. stating that the buildings in North Fitruy. could nut be completed owing to the condition of the roads, and asking if t" ('......1 *...
TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879
TO CORRESPONDENTS.. Rejected communications cannot be .rturned under any circumstances whatever. No notice can be taken of anonymous com munications. Every letter must be accom panied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. To avoid inconvenience and delay to persons - interested we have to request that all business communications, including advertisements, orders for the paper, and remittances, be ad dressed to GRIFFiTH & SPAVEN, and not to the EDIToB. ADvmTI~sEENTs. in all cases, to be prepaid. Letters and other communications intended for insertion in the news columns should be ddressed to the Editor.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879
MARRIAGES. BUTLER-BYRN.-On the 4th inst., at Kerr-street, Fitzroy, by Mr. Kinsman, Minister of the Free Church of England, Frederick John Butler to Winifred Byrn, both of the City of Collingwood. UNDERWOOD-GORDON.-On the 5th inst., at the residence of the Minister, 128 Moor-street, Fitz- roy by the Rev. N. Kinsman, William Henry Underwood to Maria Gordon, both of Colling- wood.
CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879
CRICKET. The annual general meeting of the Fitz roy Cricket Club was held on Monday even ing at the Lord Newry hotel There was a good attendance of both old and new members. Mr. John McMahon, Vice-Presi dent of the Club in the chair. After a great deal of discussion several rules of the club were altered after which the election of office bearers was proceeded with and resulted as follows:-Patrons, Messrs. A. L. Tucker and C. R. Blackett, -1.L.A 's, W. Kidney, J.P., and R. Show ers; President, Cr. John McMahon; Vice Presidents, Cr. Ewing and Messrs. Poynter and Grayson; Secretary, 1st Eleven, Mr. J. Clayton, Secretary, 2nd Eleven, Mr. C. Showers; Treanurer, Mr. H. Crossley (re elected); Committee, Messrs. White, Smith, Power and Waugh; Auditors, Measrs. Steel and McAnalty. Great regret was expressed at Mr. McAnulty declining to accept office as secretary fek the ensuing season. The chairman announced that he would presenttwo gold medals to be played for during the coming season, for...
CLIPPINGS FROM THE TALMUD. No. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879
CLIPPINGS FROM TEE TALMUD. BY E. A. SAsson. No. 3. The Talmud is, without doubt, the most reliable record in existence of the laws and traditions of.the Jewish race. But it must be admitted that during the many bitter persecutions of the Jews, their schools and colleges being closed, and systematic instruction thus in a great measure interfered with and impeded, the Talmud obtained an au thority among the less well-instructed of their co-religionists, which its au thors had never contemplated, and which, by the more highly-cultured among the then proscribed race, was sadly regretted. These remarks apply especially to the Haggadash, or to the legendary portions of the Talmud. The Hag gadah, it may be said, were regarded by the Rabbis as of quite secondary im tance. Yet they were clung to with affectionate reverence by the illiterate, who regarded them as almost equal in importance to the sacred writings them selves, to the inspired words of the Pentateuch, and. to those of their grea...
CORRESPONDENCE. [We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents.] COSMOPOLITE IN EXPLANATION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879
CORRESPONDENCE. EWe do noat neceazoly iendome the oplaions at our correspondent.j COSMOPOLITE IN B?PLAHATION. TO THE EDITOR OF TE MERCUET. Sin:-I notice in your news columnulast week that the correspondent of the Board ing-out Committee for the Collingwood district, and also the medical officer requeet you to state that they are satisfied the children alluded to in my correspondence of the previous week, are in no way illused, and that one of them has obtained a cer tificate of competency. That they would attempt to deny the statements I had not the least doubt, but it wouldbe as well to know how their inquiries were conducted. Did they ask any of the residents in the neighborhood whether any of the circum stances noticed by me had come under their observ5tioa, ur lrar they content with simply going to the persons having charge of the children and asking if my assertions were true or otherwise. No information is vouchsafed by either of the parties com plaining as to which method of ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879
ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. ABsTacr of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week endiiig 30th" of August .1879. - District. Brighton ...4 Brighton East ... ... Brunswick ... ... 7 Carlton ... 13 5 Do. Public Institutions ... ... 5 Caulfield ... Cheltenham ... ... Coburg ... not re ceive Collingwood ... 9 3 Essendon ... ... 2 Fitzroy .. 10 1 Fitzroy North ... 7 2 Flemington ... ... 2 .. Footscray ... ... 6 Hawthorn .... ... 3 '4 Heidelberg ... ... 1 .. Hotham (West) 8 4 Hotham (East) ... .... 2 2 Keilor ... ... 3 Kew ... ... ... 1 9 Maidstone ... ... ... M1alvern ... .. 2 Melbourne (South) ... 8 6 Do. Public Institutions ... ... 9 Melbourne (West) ... 9 7 Northcote .. . ... ... 2 Do. Lunatic Asylum ... Prahran ... ... 6 8 Richmond ... ... 20 4 Sandridge ... ... 9 2 Emerald Hill .. .. 21 3 South Yarra ... ... 12 3 St. Kilda ... ... 8 3 Williamstown ... ... 6 3 179 86 Of the total deaths nearly 311 per cent were of children not exceeding...
SYDNEY AND THE EXHIBITION. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879
SYDNEY AND TEE EXHIBITION. [a OUa sPECIAL] When the Argus, Age, and Tele graph are competing with all their brethren of the Press, it is not possible that the Mercury could, for any reason, fail to give the readers an insight into the Sydney palace and the Sydney places and people, from a Smith-street point of view. Which shall it be, Sydney in the sun, or rain ? In the morning or the even ing f Well, when the sun shines it is not cold, and when it rains, why it is not dry weather. The streets here, as to form, are very much as if a cow going to pasture had been the chosen officer to lay down the permanent survey - that is the old town - yet even the scientific skill of the first surveyor has not quite over capped the gifts of nature. Beauty is everywhere cheap round about here. Why was not Sydney like Mel bourne, as to harbor and scenery-just the same way as pretty girls are al ways the happy mates of ugly men ? The fine freestone about has enabled enterprise to adorn Sydney with m...
SHIRE OF HEIDELBERG. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879
S:;'SHIBE OF HEIDELBEEG. , On WEDNEScYsu S5PTE2aSrhr 10H. Present -Crs. Bond (President), Stud ley, Smith,' Davey, Scotland, F. Ellis, N. W. Ellis, ". T. Adams and Bamfleld. The -minutes of the previous meeting were re.ad and confirmed. CORRBBESPONDENCE. S?easurer, acknowledging receipt of in tina lion that Mr. Bond had been appointed pte-ident. - _ inister of Justice, acknowledging re "-teipt of result of ratepayers' vote re publi cans licenses. -,'Treasurer. all fees and penalties received under Section 2 and 4 Local Government Act, Amendment Act No. 564. are to be paid to the. Treasury, and applicants in future ahould pay license fees to the local receiver and payma:ttr. ?irs. Dunn, Mlb.JL?? heston, Mr. Clarke, corrispon?nence resetet fig 'the necessary cession of ground for the new alignmentof tle road at Alphingtou-bridge. The mat ter had been satisfactorily and amicably ar ranged, and the plans sealed and signed in duplicate. Mrs. Scott, calling attention to the dan gerous, ro...
ENGLAND'S PRE-EMINENCE. (DAILY TELEGRAPH, LONDON). [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879
(DAILY TELEGRAPH, iiNeIr) Some years ago the refrain of a popu lar song had it that "Old England's a- going down the hill," and since then the infusion of pessimism into phil osophy both of the schools and of the crqwd has not induced a more cheer ful vjiew of things. At present, ac cording to certain persons, this " tight little island" is in a very bad way in deed. Trade is leaving us, and we are getting poor ; external difficulties are multiplying on every hand ; and we are less able than formerly to cope with them ; while the nation, as respects many grave matters, is divided against itself, and therefore doomed to fall. Altogether the outlook seems to timid souls a very gloomy one; but before anybody concludes that reason exists for real alarm we advise a glance at the tables showing the progress of British merchant shipping which have just been presented to Parliament by the Board of Trade. They are extremely comforting, except, perhaps, to those despondent natures who find an...
COLLINGWOOD—FRIDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879
COLLINGWOOD-Fam?lA Before His Worship the Mayor (Cr. Peters) Messrs. Walker, W. Kidney, and Bell, J.P's. Patrick Flanagan-for assault on Pat rick Quinlivan, was remanded for a week. Mary Anne Radford v Margaret Noonan, Noonan v Radford. Two sisters-in-law, summoning one another for assault. Mr. Edwards for Radford, and Mr. Kidston for Noon. Both cases adjournedto next Friday, the costs of the day to be cost in the cause. Elizabeth Ryan v Joseph and Mary Anne Adderly. Mr. Kidston for complainant, Assault on the 6th September, arising out of a disputed milk account, and children,. tale bearing. Mrs. Adderley was fined 5s and 26s costs, Joseph Adderly was dis? charged. City of Collingwood v Reid--cost of pavement-Mr. Reid produecd a receipt of September, 1878, for the money. Mr. McNaughton turned up his books and said it was correct, it had been credited to an other person of the same name. Reid wanted costs, but Mr. McNaughton ob jected. A notice had been served on Reid, and the mista...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879
CALE (No. 5165) of CROWN LANDS in .) fee simple, at the auction rooms of Messrs. Byrne, Vale and Co., Collins-street east, Melbourne, on Tuesday, the 16th day of September, 1879, at two o'clock p.m. TOWN LOTS. City of Melbourne, parish of North Mel bourne, County of Bourke, in William street, being the former site of the West Melbourne Bowling Green. Upset price ..£15 per foot. Charge for survey, £1. Lots 1 to 3. Area 11 2-10p, each, allotments 29, 28, and 27, section 40. 25 feet frontage each. Lot 4. Area 9 8-10p., allotment 26, section 40. 22 feet frontage. Behind the above lots, forming Wills-street. Upset price £10 per foot. Charge for survey, £1. Lot 5. Area 10p., allotment 25, section 40. 22 feet frontage. Lots 6 to 8. Area 11 4 10p. each, allotments 24, 23, and 22, section 40. 25 feet frontage each. Lot 9. Area 16 4-10p., allotment 21, section 40. 36feet frontage. Town of Emerald-hill, parish of South Melbourne, county of Bourke, in O'Grady, Mowbray, and Finlay streets. Upset...