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CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents. FITZROY FLOWER GARDEN PRIZES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 January 1878

CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarilyendorse the opinions of oar carrespondents. - FITZROY FLOWER GARDEN PRIZES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE _IEBRCUR. Sir-I am sorry I am so late in the day to answer your correspondent "Wallflowers and Roses," but in reading that letter it left a very disagreeable impression on my mind. In the first place, a visit to any of the Prize Gardens will answer his enquiry as to what sort of garden may be found in December. In the second, it is a very ill. matured remark regaiding the use of the Tan Yean. I wonder does this veritable Diogenes, this man in the tub, use the Yen Tean honestly, as he has been growing flowers for these last few years "flowers he says for his pleasure, and giving his neigh bors a sweet smell," &c. Certainly he does not say in December, or I must conclude that Tan Yean was somewhere about, whether in showers or otherwise. After examining the conditions, he was surprised at the large sum of 2s. for entrance (which by the bye the M...

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THE GORILLA. (GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 January 1878

THE GORILLA. (easrrLawa's IAGAZINL) Du CAILLU gives the following ac count of the aspect of the gorilla in his native woods :-" Suddenly, as we were yet creeping along in a silence which made even a heavy breath seem loud and distinct, the woods were at once filled with a tremendous barking roar; then the underbrush swayed rapidly just ahead, and presently stood before us an immense gorilla. He had gone through the jungle on all fours; but when he saw our party he erected himself and looked us boldly in the face. He stood about a dozen y~ards from us, and.was a sight I think I shall never forget. Neatly six feet high (he proved four inches shorter), with immense body, huge chest, and great muscular arms, with fiercely glaring, large, deep-grey eyes, and a hellish expression of face, which seemed to me some nightmare vision ; thus stood before us the king of the African forest. He was not afraid of us; he stood there and beat his breasts with his large fists till it resounded like an...

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BIRMINGHAM. [Lines written after : reading Allen's, Pictorial Guide to Birmingham, kindly lent by Mr. R. S. Roberts, East Melbourne. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 January 1878

- -BIMINGHAM.. [Lines written after : reading Allen's, Pictorial Guide to Birmingham, kindly lent by Mr. R. 8. Roberts, East Mel bourne. Enchanting 'tie, to read within its pages, Of spots historical, for many ages; Dear to memory, but now, so far away, As to incline my pen to write this simple lay. Oh, dear Old Town! in Guide depicted true I love, e'en now, thy progress to review : In Church and State, Industry and Art, I see my townsmen still take active part. Can I forget thee, "Dear Old Town" P no, never! Though oceans roll between us now for ever; Thy wares, and goods, and varied mer chandize, Supply the towers which in this Sonthren clime arise. Long days and years have passed away Since in the streets, I of b would play: - Or in the. pleasant suburbs stroll the meadows through In search of daisy-white, and scented violets blue. Or, up in thorny, hedge, or tree, in quest Of some poor bird, which there had built its nest; And oft for miles have I been won't to ramble To gather ...

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SENSATIONAL PREACHERS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 January 1878

SENSATIONAL PREACHERS. " A Cnarsrraw," writing in the Gee long Advertiser in relation to Mr. Varley's work, says :--" I deny that any permanent benefit has been effected in the religious feelings or moral actions of the community by the preachings of such men as Dr. Somierville, Mr.Varley, Rev. H. B. Macaktiiey, Mr. Corrie Johnston, and others of a like charac ter, which have from time to time been inflicted upon us in Geelong; but on the contrary, feel sure that a certain amount of injury to the cause of.pure and undefiled religion in our midst has been the only result: The onus of proof in the case rests with those supporting the movement. I would ask what has become of the thousands who. nightly hung on the lips of Dr. Somerville; who confessed and obtained pardon for their sins; who are said to have aban doned a life of wickednesa and vice, and are now walking in the paths of righteousness and peace; and all those who, under the fanatical ravings which then obtained, were said t...

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EXTRAORDINARY CASE OF SUDDEN DEATH. (KAPUNDA HERALD.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 January 1878

EXTRAORDINARY CASE OF SUDDEN DBATH. (saruanrw aar.n.) TaH Kapunda Herald of December 11th gives the following particulars of an extraordinary fcase of sudden death which occurred in the family of Mr. Eli Gamlin, farmer, of Bagot's Cap, South Australia :--" Mr. Gamlin's youngest daughter, who was sixteen years old, went to bed in apparently as good health as usual on Thursday night. She and her sister were sleep. ing in the same room, and shortly after midnight her sister hearing her get up, asked her if she were going to see her mother. She replied in the negative, but said she was going outside to get a drink. This she did, and shortly after her return to the room her tongue began to swell to such an extent as to interfere with her breathing. Dr. Renner was sent for, and went out as speedily as possible, but before his ar rival the poor girl was dead. This case should serve as a warning to persons not to expose themselves when heated to cold air. Dr. Renner mentions that he has kno...

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OUR DAILY BREAD. (MEDICAL EXAMINER.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 January 1878

OUR DAILY BREAD. (MEDCAL EZeA ktN.) IT may be asserted (says the Medical Examiner) without hesitation, that pure bread is impossible under the prac tice of " flesh dough-kneading." The greatest care and cleanliness cannot pre vent the perspiration of the workers from falling into the kneading-trough, nor their cast-off epithelium from be coming incorporated with the dough. It is not pleasant to think that our daily nutriment contains what is not very different from the sweepings of a Turkish bath; but such is neverthe less, the case, even where our bakers are the cleanest of mankind. Where they are dirty, as we fear many of them are, the impurities in bread are in creased tnfold. The bakehouses are allowed to remain in a filthy condition. Cobwebs hang in strips from the raf ters, ready to fall at the slightest tread on'the floor above. Rats, cockroaches, beetles, and other vermin infest the floor, and make playful incursions into the kneading-trough and the flour sack. Sewer gas and...

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CRICKET NOTES. CRICKET CORRESPONDENCE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 January 1878

CRICKET NOTES. CRICKET CORRESPONDENCE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MEBCURT. Sir-In your cricketting notes of last Saturday. some person is commenting on the decision of the Collingwood Challenge Cup Committee, and the Capulet Cricket Club, for playing with Harvey and Trott (late of the Venus) in our team, but he must be totally ignorant of what he was writing about, as he quotes rule 3, which he thinks our club and the Committee have defied, but allow me to tell that person for his better guidance in the future, that the Willow Cup was started by the 2nd eleven of the Comet C.C. as a 2nd eleven cup. and their rules have'not been altered since. And he likewise says that we never ex pected to be allowed to play with them, in that too he makes a great mistake as we knew they would be allowed to play. And he must be foolish to think that the Yarra Yarra would try to play with mem bers of the Yarra Bend, or Star of Rich mond Cricket Club. (So he need not trouble ab~n~ the wedge.) And the so cal...

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THE FUTURE OF CANADA. (TINSLEYS' MAGAZINE.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 January 1878

THE FUTURE OF CANlVADA. (rmIsaIrs' MAGAzLNE.) CANADa has a longer memory for things that immediately concern her welfare, and her public men are continually talk ing of the future of the Dominion. Some of them are firm in their belief that the welfare of Canada will only be maintained by remaining an integral portion of the British Empire ; but the shrewdest and most thoughtful of colo nists see their country's reward it. per-. feet freedom,or annexation to thelUnited States. Still at the bottom of all thought and speculation as to the future there is a strong layer of old English sentiment. Ountide the province of Quebec the great pioneers of Canada, the English and the Scotch, look across the broad waters of the Atlantic and think of home. They feel proud of the flag which is not only to them a national symbol, but a link between the far-off settlemdent and the churchyard where their forefathers sleep beyond the sea. Year by year, however, this impulse of patriotism is being trans...

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TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 January 1878

TO CORRESPONDENTS. R?jected 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 we have to reuest that all business communications, including advertisements, orders for the paper, and remittances, be ad dressed to GIrrFITH & SPVZs , and not to the EDrroR. ADVnzrassENaTS, in all cases, to be sprepaid.r Letters and other communications intended for insertion in the news columns should be addressed to the Editor.

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HEIDELBERG.—MONDAY, Jan. 7. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 January 1878

HEIDELBERG.-Mox?DAT, Jan. 7. Mrs. E. Berkhamp v. Frederick Berk hamp, for illtreatment. Defendant was bound over to keep the peace for sir months in his own recognizance of .50, and two sureties of £25 each. Keran Murphy--drunk and disorderly four different charges. Fined in all 15s. and 17s. 6d. costs. Patrick Murphy, same offence 2a. 6d. and 9s. 6d. costs. Phillip Murphy, ditto, 2s. 6d. and 2s. 6d. costs. Mary Hourigan-using obscene language in a public place. Fined 5s. and 2s. 6d. Shire of Heidelberg v. Thos. Perrott. for rates. Order for 35s. and 2. 6d. costs.

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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY, 7th JAN. 1877. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 January 1878

'POLICE. FITZROY-Mo'ni', 7th Jas. 1877. Before Messrs. T. Kidney, Showers, Woodhead, and Maraden. David Lazarus was fined 10s for being drunk and disorderly. Alexander MeQairk and Henry -Brooks two young men, were charged with throw ing stones, but did not appear. Warrant to issue for their arrest. John Hipper driving across the intersec tion of a street. Fined 2s 6d. Iddles v H. Solomon. Summons for A4 8s 2d. Town Inspector v John Spillacy, seven wandering cows. Fined 10s with 10s costs. Idem .v Dennis Collin, one cow. Fined 5s with 5s costs. William Smith, 3 cows. Fined 7s 6d with 10s costs. Michael Clancey, wandering horses. Fined 10s with 10s costs. Patrick Flynn, wandering goat. Fined 10s with 10.s costs. Morrise Trailey, goats on the vag. Fined 5s with 10s costs. Iddles v Eliza Dunne Summons for M6 12s id goods sold and delivered. Verdict for amount with 5s costs. Hannah Dennis v Anne Henderson. In sulting language. Bridget Kirkland heard the language. Fined 2s. 6d with 5s cos...

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HEIDELBERG COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 January 1878

HEIDELBERG COUNCIL. - Waxsnao , Jan. 9. Present-The President, Cra. Martin, Farrell, Burrows, Duncan, Bond, Studley, Donaldson, and Peers. CORREsPONDENCE. From Mrs. Payne, complaining of the forming of the new road through her pro. perty. Received. From Whittlesea Council, declining to issue any authority for the making of Hayley's road, as it was not contemplated' in their scheme o! expenditure for the year. From the Heidelberg Cricket Club, asking the Council to fence the Cricket reserve. Grated. The Secretary was appointed collector of Agricultural Statistics. Cr. Duncan stated that he had inspected Stirling's road, but would not recommend its making, as he could not ascertain if it was a Government road. The committee was requested to inquire into the matter. Crs. Duncan, .Burrows, and Peers, were elected a committee to take steps to obtain a piece of Government land for the purpose of carrying the Diamond Creek road round the hill near the bridge. SThe Surveyor- read protests a...

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FITZROY.—THURSDAY, JAN. 10th. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 January 1878

FITZROY.-TnuasoA, JAw. 10th. Before Messrs. Showers (Maynr). Mars den. Stranger, T. Kidney, McLean, and Farrel. Alexander Murray was fined 20.. or 14 days, for using obscene language. John Ryan-stealing a pair of boots in Smith street. Wm. Graham, the owner of the shop, saw the boots taken, and secured the man. Seat to gaol for 24 bo ira. Thomas Basset was fined 10s. or 48 hours for being drunk while in charge of a horse and waggon. George Warton v. J. W. Randell Sum. mons for 13a. 6d. for cab hire. Verdict for 98. with 10s. costs. Irwin v. Antony. Summons for damaging property valued at 2s. Fined Is., 10s. costs, and 2s. value of the property.

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COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY, JAN. 8. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 January 1878

COLLINGWOOD-TmUsDan, JAN. 8. Before Messrs. Templeton:Marsden, and Eade. Henry McLaughlin--larceny of goods under 40s. Mr. McKean defended. William McKnight identified the goods stolen-two pairs of trousers and 4 shirts. He said the goods were not sold to the prisoner. Robt. Evans, publican, saw the prisoner in com. pany of another young man running away from the shop of Miss Gibbs. Wellington street. He tried to secure the lads but could not manage it. A Mr. Meaden and Mr. Joyce followed the lads and secured one of them, the other escaped. Messrs. Meaden and Joyce b'.Th 'gave evidence as to the securing of the prisoner, who was very violent. -- Con. Carson said that when arrested the prisoner said he expected to get a sentence.. Sent to gaol for one month. William Gleeson was charged with ob. structing the police in the discharge of their dity. Con. Cash stated that on re moving the prisoner from the watchhouse to the gaol, his mother came up and in sisted on him changing his cloth...

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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 January 1878

The Yarra Yarra and St. George clubs met on Saturday last to try conclusions, and the result was a victory for the Riverites by 37 runs, the scores being St. George, 24; Yarra Yarra, 61. The top scorer for the Saints was P. Wettenhall who scored 10 not out. Roberts and Cattach batted well for 3 and 5 respectively. Sir of the Saints' batsmen obtained a like number of those-to cricketers-destestable birds. For the tarra Yarra I'almage made 38 by good free hitting. Miley bitted well for 7 runs. In the bowling department for the victors T. Stowe performed splendidly, obtaining 8 wickets for 14 runs, Miley also bowled exceedingly well. For the Saints Noble and Maddocks divided honors in this department. We notice with pleasure from a telegram which appeared in last Monday's Argus that one of our best Collingwtod cricketers still maintains his reputation as a good batsman. In the cricket match on Saturday last, at Adelaide, Norwood scored 240 in one inn ings against Kensington. Neither cl...

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SHIRE OF JIKA. MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 January 1878

SHIRE OF JIKA. MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 1878. Present : Cr. Clinch (President), Crs, Ellison, S?bey, O'Keefe, Mitchell. Paterson. Dennis, Plant, Secretary and Surveyor. Minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. The annual balance sheet, submitted by the auditors, was adopted. The Council then went into committee to consider their financial position, and after debating with closed doors for an hour and a half the Conncilresumed. CORRESPONDENCE. Mr. F. Walker, of Preston, asking the Council what right they had to name cer tain private streets in Preston. Mr.Walker was then called upon to explain, which he did, by informing the Council that the mis. take was occasioned by the Surveyor. Cr. Plant thought that it was an insult to the surveyor to be openly charged by Mr. Walker with having made the mistake, and Cr. Plant would move that Mr Walker be not heard until he apologized. Mr. Walker stated he did not wish to offend the Council. but if he had said any thing offensive he would ...

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COBURG COUNCIL. MONDAY, JANUARY 7TH, 1877. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 January 1878

SCOBURG COUNCIL. - MoDnar, Ja?ar 7*rn, 1877.6 Present: the President (Cr. Ritchie,) in the chair, Cra. Kyle, Dolling, McCowan, Jones, Hunt, Kendall, and Hutton. COBRRxPONDKICE. From Mr. James Letch asking for the sum of .2 10s. to be paid per annum for the use of a piece of land at the corner of Louisa and Victoria streets, as a metal depbt of the Council. It was agreed on the motion of Cr. Hutton to refer the matter to the Public Works Committee with power to act. From Mr. Rolland asking the Council to confirm transfer of the weighbridge from Mr. McPoyle to himself. On the motion of Cr. 'unt it was agreed that'the request be acceded to. Th-re was some discussion upon the legality of the agreement between McPoyle and the Council, also upon the power of the Council to grant a license to the weighbridge. An amendment was moved to refer the matter to a committee consisting of Crs. Ritchie, Dolling, and McCowan, to draw up a new agreement, The amendment was lost. From the Sewers and Wat...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 January 1878

:. MRS. ' HIGGENS' FANCY REPOSITOR Y, 149 SMITH ST.; FITZROY. Patterns Stamped on every Material for, Braiding and Embroidery. Pinking done, Berlin Woo:l in great variety S of cozors.: .. Braiding bIocki of nll descriptions made. Registry office for Servants?. DON'T_ FORGET TO CALL AT T , Collingwood City Coach Factory Before getting your Buggies, Waggonettes' etc.,repaired as the: Summer is coming on; 'where you can save .10 PER CENT. On Every Description- of New Work and Repalsr. ...... . : J. H. STOCKTON, CENERAL COAGHBUILDER. 14 Napoleo stireet, and 12 Little Wel. liigtoi treet, Collingwolod,'Melbourne.: J3. F. BAXTER, [Late .? Parmenter,] CIHAPEST HOUSE For,. The Public are requested to call and see for : themselves., Come and try his celebrated21ls 6 dtrofers and vest, made of good Geelong Tweed. Prints, Fancy,:Dresses,: Calicoes, Splendid Scotch Twill Sheetingils yd. " Millinery, Trimmedand Untrimmed, good Straw Hats for Is each. Men's Working Trousers and shirts of the best ...

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KHNUNG-FOU-TSEU AND MENG-TSEU. OR CONFUCIUS AND MENCIUS. [Some account of the four books which are the basis of the moral and political system of Chinese philosophy.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 January 1878

KHNUNG-FOU-TSEU AND MlENG-TSEU. OI CONFUCIUS AND MENCIUS. [Some account of the four books which are the basis of the moral and politi cal system of Chinese philosophy.] BY E. A. SAM3ISO.-FIEST ARTICLE. IT is but a truism to affirm that every great power-moral, political, intellec tual, or otherwise-which has hitherto appeared on earth, has left lasting and durable traces of its- effects on man. Pyramids, triumphal arches, obelisks, viaducts, temples, and cathedrals, testify to posterity of the hold that powers now passed away have had on the feelings and imaginations of those who were mediately subjected to their influence, and brought under their control But the least perishable monuments those which have exercised the most potent influence over the destinies of nations, are the great, the mag nificent monuments of human thought and intelligence which were pro duced in remote ages, in the in fancy of civilization, and which like brilliant meteors, appeared as revela tions from on h...

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NOTES AND COMMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 January 1878

NOTES AND COMM1,ENTS. BT COSMOPOLITE. The summer has set in with a vengeance and already cries are being heard from all parts of the colony in reference to the want of water. Sheep and cattle are dying, food is being burnt up, and the dreaded foe of all dwellers in country districts-the bush fire-is playing havoc with fences and farms. In our own immediate neighborhood the lack of fluid, although not so severely felt as in the country, is however causing. considerable inconvenience with those who are unfortunate enough to reside outside the line of Yan Yean pipes; and as these persons live in hopes of the water being laid on "next year," and neglect to provide tanks of sufficient capacity to retain water for the year, they have to amuse themselves in the evenings by carrying enough to last during the next day. The same system, expensive though it be, of laying the dust in the streets of the city and suburbs is still in vogue, despite the persistent efforts made by those who are not ...

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