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PAPER IN JAPAN. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 27 March 1875
PAPER IN JAPAN. WHEN 'a people contrive to make saucepans, fine pocket.handkerchiefs, and sailors' waterproof overcoats out of paper, they may be considered as having pretty thoroughly mastered a usefll art; and this is demonstrateil by the above articles of Japanese manufacture, with the additional little circumstance that the saucepans are generally used over charcoal fires. According to their own account, these ancient islanders wrote upon silk faced with linen, and also used very thin wood-shavings for the same pnr pooe, until nearly the close of the third Christian era. About A.D. 280 paper was first imported from the Corea, and, superseding the home made fabrics, monopolised the market, until the year A.D 610, when the king of the Corea sent two priests to Japan to establish the manufieture. This paper was easily torn, and liable to be destroyed by worms, and, besides, did not take the ink. well. These manifold dis advantages attracted the attention of Taishi, the son of the r...
A LOCAL EXHIBITION. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 27 March 1875
A LOCAL EXHIBITION. TWICE, within the last six weeks, has Mr. JAMES MIRAMS availed himself of our correspondence columns to direct attention to the desirability of holding a local exhibition of industry and art. The suggestion is an admirable one; and, in the genuine interests of local enterprise and progress, we hope to see it practically and efliciently matured. Brunswick is to open an exhibition on the 7th proximo., and, we see no fea. sible reason why' the towns of Fitzroy and Collingwood should not amalgamate in a similar direction. We. do not know what amount of influence, if any, this journal can exercise with the resident authorities, but, we believe that those authorities are animated, in their public policy, by unselfish and patriotic proclivities for the develope ment, progress, and expansion of local industry and art. With 'such an opinion, we consider that we are only discharging a public duty, when we assert the prerogative of journalists and invite the mayors of Fitzr...
SPORTING NEWS. CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 27 March 1875
SPORTING NEWS. CRICKET. The Fitzroy and Carlton clubs mnot on Saturday) for a one-day's match at Carlton. Carlton went to the wickets, and had scored 203 runs when time was called. Hailes mnado 52 by good play, Uishop put together 52 in his usual careful style. Thi bowling of. Field and Kennedy, and the fielding of D]owning at point were very creditable performances. The Junior Cup match was resumed last Saturday, the Albert Park (fifteen) being all disposed of for a total of 47. The Mon tlguo then conmmonced their second innings and when the stumps weore drawn for the day 0 wickets were down for a total of 141. F. Baker 30 and J. Groubo 25, showing sonme excellent play. The match will be resumed on Saturday, 3rd April. Richmond v. Melbourne, first elevens, continued from Saturday week, when the game stood-Richmond, first innings, 150; two of Melbourno wickets for 1 run. The Melbourno succeeded in making 124. Rich mend conuenced their second innings, and when the stumps were drawn h...
THE KING WITHOUT A CROWN. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 27 March 1875
THE KING WITHOUT A CROWN. On Tuesday evening, a largo and atton tive audience assembled at the Independent church, Wellington street, at a fruit soiree, and to hear the IRov. F. L. Wilson deliver his loocture on Oliver Cromwell, and the in torest excited far 'eoxceooeds anything before manifested when Mr. Wilson has lectured, so much so that several requests have al. ready boon made for a re-dolivory of the loc ture in our Town hall At the time announced the chair was oc cupied by A Grant, Esq., who mado a very neat speech, referring to the good already accomplished by the Weollington street church; the growing interest manifested in all that concerns its prosperity; and ex pressed the pleasure it afforded hint to find their pastor taking up such popular histor ical subjects, its they could not fail to be of great benefit to the rising generation. He then introduced the lecturer, who coin. meonced by referring to several interesting anecdotes of Cromwell's boyhood, and while stating...
MISCELLANEOUS NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 27 March 1875
MISCELLANEOUS NEWS:' SA correspondent writes undor ditto r Saturday:--" On the 18th of 80optember' I ryicoiveod a letter from "my daughter, who Ssailed in the Countess of Kintoro for New e Zealand, on the 28th of March. Therein she wrote: 'In the Tropics the, captain (Braddick) ordered the carpenter to make a w model ship with sails and a hole big el enough for a soda water bottle to be lashed on to its deck. The steward made one last y'ear,,which was picked up by Hor MFujeoy's e ship Challenger, so the captain told him to make another, but. it i 'on an entiroly diffuront prin'ciile-a flat piece of wood with two bars for feet. Rlose (a follow lhassenger) and 1 drew lots which of us should have the captain's, and Rose drew Y the steward's. She made a flag of rose - colouied riband, with her name in white worked on it, and it was sent off, one day, and mine the next. I made a flag of dark blue riband, and worked' Constance' on e it: Nearly. eyory one in the saloon wrote a letter for e...
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 27 March 1875
CORRESPONDENCE. WVu do not UtOcsHurIIY uudnurio t hp opiufons of our ioruoopoidoots. 'Jo rnIII Isux'roJL Oj. TiIIHE UtVlROUIIY. $ir--A h It.tlr i)iptl in your Ibut Jssue, signcd "Anti-li'tghlriamii." with ruofroucu to whicuh I bog to ofrur i low roettrk, . It Is uusoutowoy for n certain clans to ho ooutlinhnlly on theu aLurt to discover irhuthor thue itlnistut' !tit stolun his surmon. If proft'ssiiig Christians of this stamp, instolea of viilityyng thuir pastor, would caloly uoimnitlur hlUotil t' Ils it IOics havo hosU JJI'(ulJlucti I of -good, it would aLoLrOZd mnoro wvithi holir saurotd VouLation, Atan being 44ot~OItitllly an imitativo animal, 5s a Ijlugiarist inI spite of blmnsoif, to a ourtain oxtont, and a olergyman is no exception to the rule. If he has been tho means of bringing souls to God by his plagiarism (?), who shall dare to be his judge. Lot that question be between himself and his Master. CHURCHMAN.
HANDBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 27 March 1875
IIANDIBALL. rThe Iing-stroot ball court was woll attelndcedl on Saturduy. Thu first rubbor Wnas won by Messrs I'rendergast and Moloney, who bouLt Messrs. Kinano and Finn. In the next rubbor Messrs. Casey anld Donohluo beat M[ossra O'Loghliu and Jll?an. After which MNssrs. Troacy antd F'. Molonoy batL Messrs. W. Bowes and Mt IDwycr. Thu Hlual match was won by MUaIOr.I I rolhn and Finlll, boating their oijpouunts, Mossrd. IUdigau and M'Mahon. '| i
SATURDAY, MAR. 27, 1875. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 27 March 1875
SATURDAY, MAR. 27, 1875. OUR character as a nation must and will be what the character of our families is. We cannot help, if we would, reflecting nationally our family traits and characteristics. This being the case how important it is that the heads of families, who may be supposed to have a regard to the future well being of the country, should strive earnestly to cultivate in their families all that is noble, good, and true. Look ing at things as they now exist amongst us, we are forced to the conviction that, in the matter of home training and home influence we are sadly deficient. To this source also, we think, may be attributed very much of the youthful depravity, and moral laxity, which is so conspicuous amongst us. Comparing the family life which obtains hero with that which we remember in the old land, we notice a sad falling off in the matter of parental authority on the one hand, and filial respect and obedience on the other. We are well aware that from, a variety of cau...
The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 27 March 1875
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. TO COROESPONDENTS. Rejected communications cannot be returned under any circumstances whatever. No notice can be taken of anonymous corm 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 person, interested we have to request that all business communications, including advartisementas orders for the paper, and remittances, be ad dressed to GamlrrITH & SPAVEN, and not to the EDrrou. ADVSVTIsEMENT9, in all cases, to be prepaid. Letters and other communications intended for insertion in the news columns should be addressed to the Editor.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 27 March 1875
iu.blio Oom~geaiee. BANK OF NEW SOUTH WALES. Established 1817. Capital - - £1,000,000 Reserve Fund £363,333 6s. 8d A BRANCH of the BANK is now OPEN IL for the transaction of General Banking Business at 201 SMITH STREET, FITZROY. INTEBIRT ON DEPOSITS: 12 Months ... ... ... 6 per cent. 6 ,,. .. .. 6 ,,, 8 ,, ... ... ... 5 ,,o V. J. SADDLER, Acting Manager. COMMERCIAL BANK OF AUSTRALIA, LIMITED. COLLIN WOOD BRANCH, 'Tho business of this branch is now con. ducted in the NEW PREMISES, 246 & .248 SMITH STREET. EDWIN TOWLE, Mtlanager. rHE PIONEER LIFE ASSUR I ance and Benefit Society, Limited. Agent for Collingwood: GEORGE A, FARLEY, 186 JOHNSTON STREET, Near Hoddle street. THE PREMIER PERMANENT BUILDING, LAND, AND Investment Association. Registered under "Friendly Sooieties' Statute" 1865. SHARES £25 EACH. Entranco Fee, One Shilling por.Sharo. Fortnightly Subscription, is. per Share. Offers remarkable inducements fo INVESTORS, The most liberal terms to BORROWERS, And the following...
TOWN COUNCIL. COLLINGWOOD, MARCH 24, 1875. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 27 March 1875
TOWN COUNCIL. COLLINGWOOD, MARCH 24, 1875. At the ordinary fortnightly mooting of the abovo council there wore present the Mayor (Cr. Walker), in the chair, Crs. Eado, Kidney, Wright. Morgan, Holland, Smith, Upton, and Dohnort. CORIKBI'ONDENCE, A communication was received from the Department of Public Works, stating that the necessary steps had boon taken to abate storm water in Oxford stroot. A lotter from the Railway and Roads Department, stating that tile Commissionor had not settled the question relativo to Johnstono streeot Biridg,. W. Passarlus coumplained of valuation of property ouccupieud by him in Dowa street. ot tter received from Department of I, Ptblio Works, stating that the application a of; Collingwood in ro Reilly street drain y could not be complied with, as it had boon o understood that the various local bodies a shbuld in future accept the subsidy pro d vided, in lieun of the Government assistance , previously rendered through the depart a mont. Cr. Holland pres...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 27 March 1875
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 27 March 1875
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LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 27 March 1875
LOCAL iNEWS. A gentleman, who has recently travelled to Melbourne . by the main road from Beochworth, informs us that 's he traversed the bush-country from Benalla, through Violet-Town, Euroa, Longwood, Avenel, and Seymour, he noticed the formation of hugo ant-hills around the base of the tele graph posts, and. from' the well-known dbstructive character of ~myriads of such industrious insects, he expresses an opinion that the posts in question.will be.gradually destroyed,, and the electrical wires inter rupted by the process of decay and pbrfo?i. ation which the monster ant-beds are surely although imperceptibly accomplish ing. Mr. Walker, a Solicitor, received a magis terial rebuke last Tuesday morning from Mr. Templeton, P.M., in the Collingwood &nbsp; Police Court. The learned gentleman was attorney for a defendant named Kidd, and when judgment was pronounced against his client, one of the sons of the defendant commenced crying, and appeared incapable of repressing his pa...
POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY, MARCH 22ND. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 27 March 1875
POLICE. FITZROY -MONDAY, MARCH 22ND. Before Messrs. Falconer, Hailes, Marsden, and Woodhead. Matilda Smith, charged with having been drunk, was discharged with caution. George Dixon, a local larrikin of pro- nounced type, and with his right eye blackened, was brought up on five specific charges. The prisoner was described as being a perfect nuisance to the public, and a terror in the streets. For having com- mitted an unlawful assault on Thomas R. Holt, he was ordered three months' im prisonment; for having assaulted the &nbsp; police, he was sentenced to three months' &nbsp; additional imprisonment; for uttering obscene language, he was fined 20s., or, in &nbsp; default, to undergo fourteen days' imprison ment ; for assaulting the police and for &nbsp; drunkenness, he was committed for three &nbsp; months' imprisonment; the sentences, &nbsp; which comprised a total period of nine &nbsp; months and fourteen days, to be cumula &...
TOWN COUNCIL. FITZROY, MARCH, 31, 1875. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 3 April 1875
TOWN COUNCIL.' FITZROY,' MAROH, 31, 1876. At the brdinary.fortnightly meeting of the above council 'there were present the Maycir (Cr. 'Kneen), in the chair, Crs. Tucker, Rowe, Mahoney, Dolbridge, Lyons, Ewing, Woodhoad, and Robb. COoaESPONDENCE. Mr. T. Smith called attention to the flagging in Fitzroy street, at the north west corner of Gertrude street, as persons have boon injured by its dangerous state. Referred to Public Works' Commuittee, Mr, ,R. Sparrow desired to register his hall, in line street. Referred to Local Board of Health. ,A number of gentlemen desired a lamp to be ereoted git corner of Newry and Nicholson streets. Referred. to Publio Works' Committee. Mr. T. Stranger desired to transfer his tender-for 1,000 yards of 21.inch metal to Mr. Brailsford. The Town Clerk was ordered to reply, stating the council had no power in the matter. Ratepayers stated that they were unable to pay amounts necessary for formation of Percy street down at once, but would pay in instalmen...
THE EASTER VACATION. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 3 April 1875
THE EASTER yACATION. PLATO and ARISTOTLE did not alwa wcear 'their sombre scholastic rob They sometimes relaxed the rigoro routine of the Academy; and parti pated, like true philosophers,, in, exuberant. laughter and exhilarati sports'of the play-ground.. The custo of an ancient nation are: now sanctifi to us by 'the humaniziig and pop influences ,of Clris'ti doctrlineae precept. dW worship, and work, play, because we believe in GoD, ha faith in industry, and" dnjoy a Holida COBDEN used to say that public amu ments are a fair index, of, thecharac of a people. Had he survived to vb Victoria at Easter, he could ha witnessed'such a spectacle of unive hilarity, and disciplined enjoysn here as might have elicited expressi of opinion not discreditable to community. Now 'for business:'I we know how to enjoy ourselves wi discretion, and can' also' work vi alacrity.. .
LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 3 April 1875
LOCAL NEWS. The Rev. Thomas Piper, who has been a short visit to this colony, took his parture for Adelaide, South Australia, Wednesday. On Thursday a .handsome silver and chain was presented to the lad, H Keates, as a recognition of his promptit and bravery in saving a boy from drowni on Easter Monday. The subscription for the watch had boon undertaken by Morris Taylor. Who was it filched the draft? Public Works' Committee of the Colli wood Borough Council had prepared a re to an official letter from the Public Wor Department, respecting the Reilly s drain, but somebdly, weo understand,. off with.the'oopy. Who could it be? . The only business transacted at either our police courts on Easter Monday, the formal adjournment of a gang larrikins by ,the Collingwood bench, trial at' Fitzroy on Thursday, and du .the interval the prisoners were consi to custody in 'the Melbourne Gaol. Tuesday there was no court at all in lingwood. One or two. improvements arc offected by the Fitzroy Counci...
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 3 April 1875
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the ofpnions of our correspondents. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MIEROURY." Sir-What a pity 'it is that ithe one paper in the colony which, makes such a ,boast and -parade of .its::truth, ,should oonstantly publish statements .,which any , one who knows anything about thefacts of the case, and.who,at? the same time is un. aware of, its character for scrupulous veracity, would unhesitatingly designate . lies. It is, I repeat, a very great pity that . the reliableness. of the whole press of the colony should be called in question throuw the conduct of the said journal, especiall. as it so ostentatiously plumes itself upon its truthfulness. ' In all charity, however, anssuming that its mistakes are the result ,o? ignorance and carelessness, may I beg .the favor.of a space in your columns to not right. one of its numerous errors-one which is likely to mislead many unless' corrocted. On Wednesday ,morning, M'arch 17th,' ,.the paper in question publis...
POLICE. FITZROY—THURSDAY, APRIL 1. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 3 April 1875
POLICE. FITZLROY-THIJUnSDAY APRIL 1. Ilofoi'o Messrs. Templetoi~, P.M., Kl~een (Mayor), Marsden, Falconer,ýHailes,.Thos, Kidney, Hackett, and Woodhead. Matilda Williams, drunk anddlisorderly, Fined 20s., in default, twenty-four hours: Richard Tuirvoy was charged ,bythef same constable with drunkenness add dise orderly donduct. i As the prisoner had been 'locked, up since Good Friday,' he was dis-i charged; but, was. brought 'before "the, bench a second time, for disorderly,conduct' and damage to property, when Mr. William! Masey, landlord of the Napier Hotol,' stated that on the 20th ultimo prisoner,' in company with four others,rwas' in front·'fb his .premises, when he struck witness in the face, and one of his windows was? brioken. Fined 40s., or, in default, foir teen days' imprisonment. Elizabeth Malcolm for drunkenness, fined 40s. or forty-eight hours. James Brown, assaulting Constable! Cahill on Sunday morning, two months... Edward Baildon and Edward Bowles were charged with i...