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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879
A WANT -SUPPLIED!! i Cheap Tailorimg. THE ORIGINAL WHOLESALE CJIITfBY G OMPANY NOW OPEN With an entirely New and Varied assort ment of seasonable -Tweeds, Coatings, &c. Who!e'n'e Cltliirg Company's Geelong Tweed Tresers to order 12s. Gd. Whol.-e: C'otling Company's Geelong .Tweed 'Troust-rs and Vest to order 18s. 6d. . Guar::nted. Patterns sent, post free to all parts of the colony. :The Worl:kigmnn's Friend, Th:: "'-d- m 'an's Delight, Theawell's Astunishment is the ORIGINAL W inLLSALE CLOTHIG C. Co., 108 Gertrudtii-st., Fitzroy. J. T. MIDDLET'ON, General Manager. Terms-Ca-L;. From F lkingtan, 3l son & Co.. lUlnhingham 77 R:USSELL S'., IELPOUJRNE, (4. Door, from Lit'`i Collins st.) Old Plate. p Ions. Forks, Teapnis, Cruet Fiar-amE X. :e-pired, plated, and made , (i al to nsae. M r's. KERSHA W. Famil crocer andti Provision Merchant LANCASHIRE STORE, . ... ...... i o for od. Eggs and Fresh Butter from best dairies. A"y 1 BET1TY'S PIANOS ... _ ? ',nqareand P C ' S upri...
The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labour Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, SEPT. 13, 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 September 1879
hke P1eruy. PUBUSHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vinrcit.. SATURDAY, SEPT. 13, 1879. WE think our friends in the Shires will soon find they will have to face the loss of revenue occasioned by the abolition of tolls, and provide within their own boundaries the funds necessary to keep the roads in repair. To expect the Government will provide a -substitute of anything like the same value, we are confident would be useless, and we think it will be found' that, whatever expedient may ultimately be adopted in the Amending Local Government Act, a great deal will be left upon the Shire Councils. In the Western District, tolls were voluntarily abolished many years ago, the roads being kept in order out of the rates and endowment, therefore, what can be done in one part of the colony, it may be naturally urged, can be surely done in another, unless under'very special circumstances. These special cirdumstances, however, do exist, the lands, in many parts of the Western District, are exception...
ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 September 1879
"BSMACT 'OF" BIRTHB :AND DEATHS. AssraTor of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropqlitan ana Suburban Districts during tihe week eniding 6th of September, 189.: Brighton 3 1 Brighton East ... ; . : '2 Brunswick ... . 2 Carlton r .. ... 41 ,9 Do. Public Institutions . .. . ... Caulfield "" Cheltenham ... . .. ' . Coburg i; Collingwood .13, .4 Essenddn ... Fitzroy.. 5 6 Fitzroy North . "13 Flemington ... ... 2. i Footscray . ... . . Hawthorn ... ... 9 .1 Heidelberg .. . 1* 1 1 - Hotham (West) ... 5 " 3 Hotham (East) ... 4 4 Keilor ... ... . 1 Kew ... ... . 2 2 Maidstone .. .. . 1 Malvern ... 1 Melbourne (South) ..' 4 6 Do. Public Institutions ..? ..: 7 Melbourne (West) . " 8 •3 Northcote .... , 7 1 Do. Lunatic Asylum ... .--.. Prahran ... . 6 .4 Richmond ... ... 15 5 Sandridge ... ... 6- 2' Emerald Hill ... 21. .5 South Yarra ...3 ... 2 St. Kilda ... 7 1 Williamstown ...... 9 1 185 .76 Of the total deaths nearly 22 per cent were of children not exceeding the age of three years, 1...
A PLEASING RECOGNITION. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 September 1879
A A.PLEAB2IG1 RJE O,GNITIQN. A VERY pleasing innovation in the ,or dinary t6utine work; took. place at'the Gold-street State School,, on Wednes day evening last, when Mr. Spring, head teacher; presented Miss A. M. Harrison, a member of his staff,_with a handsome bound volume of Byron. The object for which itwasgivenwillbe fully understood on a :perusal of: the following inscription recorded in .it: "Presented to Miss Alice- M. .Harri sdri; by ; the .undersigned, :in .grateful recognition'. of .the zeal, :skill, and energies displayed by her in the manage ment" of : her: class,' during the twelve months, "preceding': the. 31st August, 1879, the date of Mr. Inspec tor' Craig's first examination' of Gold street State School, ` No. 1360. 'Miss Harrison's per centage 96.1. John Spriig,' Head teacher, 10th'September, 1879.": In making: the presentation, Mr.iSpring; iwhilst: acknowledging the excellent work done 'by : the recipient of the above testimonial, referred in eulogistic terms' to...
LOCAL INSOLVENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 September 1879
LOCAL INSOLVENTS. K Benjamin Burlinson and Cecil Wisewould of Collingwood, engineers. Causes of .in Bolvency : Losses on contracts and stag-j nation in business. Liabilities, £1023 15s:9d,; assets. £1005 9a. id.; deficiency. £18 6s. 8&d Mr. Halfey, assignee. Matthew Kennedy, laborer, Collingwood. Causes of insolvency: Want of employment adverse judgment in the Supreme Coart,1 and .sickness and death in family, Lia-. bilities. £61; assets, 12; deficiency, £59. Mr. Halfey, assignee.
POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 September 1879
PQLICE . FITZROY--A3onaXr. Before Meas. B'nnett. (chairman) Eaven, and Maedesn. Catherine Tord--insulting behaviour.. Discharged. William Smith--drunk Fined 5a or twenty-four hours. Wm. MTeMahon--drank. Fined los or forty-eight hours. Janrir Walkinshaw-drnak. Fined 10l or fort-eight hours. atilda Wa.kiushaw---insulting be!?r iour. Finel 20s or seven dayr,. Albert Anderean-drunk i-n charge of a horse and cart at " orth itaroy. Fmind Cecil ?earson-ldo4ca nt charged.
ST. ANDREW'S, CLIFTON HILL. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 September 1879
sT. ANDREW'S, CLIFTON HILL. TO THE EDITOB OF THE XBCUHET. Sz.--A dignitary of our church. on a recent occasion, in acknowledging the re ceipt of a testimonial said. " I thank you;" and, on behalf of the Guardians of St. Andrew's, I can find no more expressive sentence to address to Mrs. M'Naughton. for her great kindness in getting up the concert, of Thursday last, in aid of our chancel fund, ana for the high-class enter tainment she gave, and the array of talent secured for the occasion, unsolicited on our part, then, " Madam. Ithank ycu," my own regret being the inclemency of the weather preventing many from being present. Mrs. M'Nanghton has earned a name for good ness; may she long be spared to continue her many acts of love, benevolence, and charity. To the talented vocalsts, and performers, who gave their services, and the numerous companies who patronized the oncert, I use the same expressive .words. " dies and gentlemen. I thank you," one andlall Yours etc., C.BAKEB.
The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, SEPT. 20, 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 September 1879
PUBUSHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, SEPT. 20, 1879. Additional post offices have been 'opened at Fern-hill and Yalca. During the absence of Dr. Paley on duty Dr. Deahon has beeen apointed Acting medical superintendent of the Yarra 'Bend Asyinm. John Kane Smythe, Esq., has been nom inated Vice-consul general, of the United States at Melbourne. Messrs E. J. Dixon, and F. C. Mason M.P's. have been appointed official visitors at the Metropolitan and Yarra Bend Luna tic Asylum, and at the Cremorne Licensed House for the insane. .The Lancefield bank robbers, Lowe and Bray were sentenced to eight and five years imprisonment, respectively, with hard labor. Lowe to serve the first year in irons. A man named John Fegan, aged about 40 years, residing in North Carlton, was admitted to the Melbourne Hospital, on Monday, suffering from injuries to his back through his having fallen from a scaffold in Eastern-hill. An unfortunate accident occured to Mr. Milton, of Brunswick, on ...
TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 September 1879
TO CORRESPONDENTS. Rejected communications cannot be returned 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 tiehave to request that all business communications, including advertisements,. orders for the paper, and remittances, be ad. dressed to GRIFFITn & SPAVEN, and not to the EDITOR. ADvYETIrxs EN? S. in atl cases, to beprepaid. Letters and other communications intended for insertion in the news columns- should be ddressed to the Editoe.
THE JUVENILE EXHIBITION. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 September 1879
THE JUVENILE EXHIBITION. THE exhibition during last week in a Bourke-street shop-window, of the prizes intended for the distribution at the forth coming Juvenile Intercolonial Exhibition, as caused quite a flutter amongst the young folks of the City and suburbs. The prizes, many of which are of a costly and elegant description, make a grand show and have been the subject of much favorable comment, from the crowds who from time to time pause to gaze at and admire the collection. Amongst the prizes exhibited; we notice some very handsome silver cups, several watches, quite a collection of chains, lockets, earrings, and other articles of jewel lery, two sewing machines, some very hand some architectural, mathematical, and optical instruments, several writing desks, and work, boxes, albums, inkstands, and other ornamental articles, a handsome col lection of valuable books, and many other useful and desirable presents, all of which have been given by gentlemen who have embraced this oppo...
ARREST OF PROVINCIAL AND SUBURBAN BANK DIRECTORS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 September 1879
ARREST 'OF : PROVINCIAL AND SUBURBAN BANK DIRECTORS. CONSIDERABLE excitement prevailed in commercial circles, on Tuesday afternoon, when it became known that the directors of the Provincial and Suburban bank, had been arrested on a charge of conspiring together to defraud the shareholders of the bank, and the general public. The informa tion was sworn by Detective D. S. Kennedy, who sought thereon to obtain warrants for their arrest, but Mr. Panton, P.M., advised the issuing of summonses, calling upon the directors to appear at the City court. Accord ingly the summonses were prepared, returnable on Friday, but had not been signed by the magistrates. From representation made to the magistrate, the summonses were abandoned, and warrants granted for the arrest of the offenders. About one o'clock these warrants were put into execution. Messrs. Hackett and Scott being the first arrested, as they were engaged in conversation in Collins-street, with Mr. Jas. McKean. The officers informed t...
HURLING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 September 1879
11 URLDG. D1T orLOOKER C,,LLINGWOCD JUNIOEo V. HEIDELBERlO Juccions.--The first meeting took place on Saturday af tereoon, at Kinsella's paddock, Abb:'o . tr.. The juveniles turned up well When this nmsatch was mooted, the difficulty of bringing the clubs together presented itself, but thanks to Messrs. Dowd and Duan, of Enlleen, this difficulty was over come. The gentlemen placed at the dis posal of their youngsters conveyances, and in ord.-r to avoid accidents, they drove them into Coiingwood themselves. About three o'clock the respective teams were marshalled in line, and twenty-two aside were sarted. ?lMaster Harry Dowd was the captain of the Heidelberg, his voice was to be he rd on many occasions, calling on his coulrodes, to exert themselves to victory. Master Toum Cody, was the skipper for the eside??t, but his nmen were not so equipped as hi opponents, and they had to retire uode:' the disciplined action of the Heidelberg boys. However, the game was pilayed with the almost g...
HEIDELBERG—WEDNESDAY 17th. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 September 1879
HEIDELBE RG-WEDNESDAY 17th. Before hir. Panton, P.M, RI. Laidlaw. Gen. Studley. Wm. Smith-negligently driving. Fined 5s12s rFd costs in defanltftwenty-four hours imuprisonment. Michael Twomey-turning loose six head of cattle. Fined 5s and 2s 6d costs. James Murphy-turning loose six head of cattle on public road. First offence. Fined is and 2s 6d costs. As there were boys tailing the cattle, they were of opin ion they were not offenditg. Bulleen Shire 'etc. v. Jas. Shanks-£1 4s rates. Same v'.Tobias Thomas-1e 15s. Same r. PF.b.rt Wilson-£5. First two cases settled out of court. Wilson pleaded indebted £3 10s, but the remaining 30s he did not think he was entitled to pay, as the place rated for that item was rented, the tenrnt always paying the rates. As it was proved by the Shire secretary that the place was unoccupied when the rate was struck there was a verdict given against Wilson as owner for the amount and 5s costs. Robert Hunter "Dog Officer" v. John 31athews-being the owner of...
PRESTON—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 September 1879
PRESTON-THURSDAY. Befcre C. Shuter, P.MI., John Hnward-for being drunk, was fined 5s or 21 hours. Iherbert Johnston-uttering a valueless cheque. GEorge Leary, said prisoner cameu to my ho;c to pay a small account of two shillings, he gave me the cheque produced, drax:n on the bank of Victoria, Fitzr:o, purpr:rting to be signed by his brot her i-lw. Mr. J. T. Ellison of Preston. I cash;hw it a gave him the change. The rc,,ue nr r;:uneod, marked "no account." J. T. El?'is, s"ore that the signature was not his, he did not draw the cheque. H. P. Fraser, clerk in Bank of Victoria, Fitz r =-. aid 1 r. Ellison had-no account in that }, ::kond the chequae was therefore returned. itr. Shuer rna: first inclined to commit for thial on the 'graver charge, but at last d,.termni?n . o dal summarily with the cc. N.ine months imprisonment,
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 September 1879
To the inhabitants of Gowerville, Preston, Greensborough, Whittlesea, Ivanhoe, and Heidelberg. R. MORTON. begs to inform the residents of the sur rounding districts, that he has opened those commodious premises situate corner of DAVID STREET & PLENTY ROAD, asa DRAPER'S SHOP, where a choice assortment of drapery, clothing, boots and shoes will -be kept in stock good in quality, and moderate in price. WILLIAM HASTIE, Architectural Modeller Cement and Plaster Ornaments of every description. FORESTERS' HALL, 64 SMITH ST., COLN.TGWOOD. F. WHITMORE, SADDLER, HARNESS & COLLAR MAKER 97 GERTRUDE ST., FITZROY. Old Harness exchanged for New. A large assortment of second-hand harness and saddles always kept. [Established 1851. HOMMEOPATHIC 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 with, if, afte...
FANCY DRESS BALL AT FITZROY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 September 1879
FANCY DRESS BALL Ai· ' FITZEOY. Tax members of the Fitzroy Quadrille Club wound up their second season with a grand plain and fancy dress ball, on Wednesday evening, at the Fitzroy Town Hall. For some, weeks past the happy recipients of tickets, (especially the young people) have been most assiduous, much to the cost and anxiety of pzterfamilias, in their prepara tions for the great event-the first, we believe, of the kind ever attempted in" Fitzroy. The assemblage was a very large one, about 300 being present; yet the noble proportions of the hall were more than ample even for so large a number. The grouping of the various characters, among which were to be seen queens, princes, dukes, duchesses, earls, knights, ladies and gentlemen (of different periods), sailors, soldiers, cantinieres, et cetera, which, from the variety of uniforms worn, it is presumed, represented all the known powers of Christendom, some few of which were very handsome and set the wearers off to advantage. The ...
COUNCILS. CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 September 1879
COUNCILS. CITY PF COLLINGWOOD. - -WrDNE srx, SxPnf17. Present: His Worship" the Mayor (Cr. Peters) Cre. Walker, Feild, Wright, Turner. McBurie, and Bryant. ; The minutes were read and confli-me. From W. G. Sprigg, forwarding report of of the examination of-the books of the Metropolitan Gas Company. Received. SFromi Jesse -Huggett, sta'ing that he is unable to pay for making the street-except by instalments, and that others had been allow' (to dosoin. Enimasad other streets. The writer w'as referred to former lette. Fr. n:J-hn Flel&XKJar; w4. Shepa.rton, ioliciting. extension rof- time. to .harvest to? pay his prbportion towarides.er tet. e uequest acceded to. Clerk of Petty Sessions forwarded fines for August-£7 2s. 6d. Received: Mr. J. A. Wilmoth, solicitor, relative to Brown's property in Langridge-street. The property was settled on Mrs. Brown and children, and efforts are now being made to adjust certain family differences, and provide for proper repairs, therefore anoth...
ABBOTSFORD COURSING CLUB ANNUAL SUPPER. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 September 1879
ABBOTSFORD COURSING CLUB ANNUAL SUPPER. THE members of the Abbotsford Coursing Club, assembled at Cody's Ahbbotsford hotel, Johnston-street, on Monday evening last, the occasion beiqg the Annual supper. After discussing the viands prepared by Mr. Cody, which, by the way were served up in a first-class manner, the president, Mr. Nichols, was voted to t'ie chair. - In proposing the first toast, he said the members had been called together for the purpose of winding up the season, which had been a successful one. finan cially, having after paying all claims a balance in hand. At the start they had experienced much difficulty in obtaining the services of a gentleman, who would give satisfaction to all parties to act as judge at their matches, until happily the services of Mr. W. Pitt, a gentleman well-known to coursing circles, were secured. That gentleman had attended all their matcheP, in sunshine and rain, without fee or re ward. He had much pleasure, on the behalf of the members of ...
THE HURLEY ASSAULT CASE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 September 1879
THE HURLEY ASSAULT CASE. At the Collingwood Court yesterday. before His Worship the Mayor, Mers.s Walker, Kidney, Berry. and Levens. Patrick Flanagan was charged on warrant. For that he did on the 6th September, assault and inflict grievous bodily harm, on one-Patrick Quinlir?n, contrary to the Statue in that case made and provided. Inspector Green pros "_ - Crown, and Mr. J. Edwards appeared for prisoner. Patrick- Quinlivan, landlord of the Leinster Hotel, Gold-street: On Saturlay 6th instant, about six o'clock, I went out of the parlor into the bar. Dnnt2an, Flanagan, and another man were there." I said "Hallo, Pat," and touched him on the shoulder. He said, " HEs, Pad ly," and caught hold of my thighs, I sup, se we overbalanced, for we fell backwards, he on the top of me. I hit my head ag~:lnst the door and on the flags, au r ..a. u-U sible. He raised me up and put me sit i na on the form, we had no disturbance, snd never quarrelled, we often had a lark. I saw the hurley in his h...