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SHOOTING CASE AT EPPING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 March 1878
SHOOTING CASE AT EPPING. At the Epping court last Thursday week, before Mr. G. D. McCormick, J.P., a boy named Rowlston, aged about nine years, was charged with having wilfully and maliciously shot another boy named Dunn, about the same age. It appears from the evidence that the two boys were out shoot ing in company with another boy named Vockenshon, when Dunn observed a piece of rope lying on the ground and was in the act of picking it up when Rowlston said "If you pick up that rope I will shoot you." Dunn picked up the rope and Rowlston deliberately placed the gun to his shoulder and fired, the charge striking Dunn on the side of the head. He fell to the ground in an insensible state, and was left in the sun in that condition by his companions. Dunn's mother hearing of the affair at once set out and found her son lying bleeding on the ground. She immediately carried him home and had him conveyed to the Melbourne hospital, where he remained under medical treatment for a month. Dun...
HEIDELBERG—MONDAY, MARCH 4. Before Messrs. Smith and Delbridge. SHOOTING CASE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 9 March 1878
HEIDELBERG-MONDAY, MARCH 4. Before Messrs. Smith and Delbridge. SHOOTING CASE. James Iredale, a publican and store- keeper, residing at Greensborough, was charged with shooting at one George Gilding with intent to murder him. Pri- soner was defended by Mr. Mills. George Gilding said he was a bootmaker, and resided at Greensborough. On the evening of the 26th of last month he (the prisoner) came down to his shop between 8 and 9 o'clock. Complained of the con- duct of his (Gilding's) sons, and called him by several abusive names. The prisoner then went away, but returned with an axe handle, with which he threatened to break in Gilding's window. After a struggle this was wrenched from him, and he again left the place, and was away for some time. Gilding was sitting inside his house, when he heard the prisoner return and snap something, seemingly a pistol cap, in front of the house. Gilding went to the back part of his premises, and peered round a corner. Immediately on doing so he hear...
MARIE, an Emotional Story. (Adapted from the French of an anonymous Lady Writer) SPASM III. THE PHRENOLOGIST. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 March 1878
MARIE, an Emotional Story. (Adapted from the French of an anonymous Lady Writer) B rE. A. SaxsoN. -SP?s III. THE PHRENOLOGIST. Or looking round the room, into which I had thus furtively entered, I could not refrain from starting with surprise and horror. At a second fearful, hur ried glance at the ghastly objects that met my bewildered gaze, I was fairly overcome with dazed emotion and ter rified astonishment. The horrible scene, that had so suddenly, so unexpectedly, fallen on my view, was one well calcu lated to shed dismay into a stouter and a bolder heart than mine. The room, by no means large, was lighted by a single window, small and narrow, overlooking the extensive plain, white with frost and sleet and snow, that I had already had a glimpse of Upon some tables placed around it, were arranged symetrically, in grinning, frightful hideousness, groups of eyeless, hollow, bleachened skulls, of men, of women, and of every kind of animal, of the smallest birds, as well as of feroci...
SIGNS OF THE TIMES, OR THE VICTORIAN FREE CHURCH OF ENGLAND. Continuation of lecture by N. KINSMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 March 1878
SIGNS OF THE TIMES, OR THE ICTORIAN PFREE CHURCH OF ENGLAND. Continuation of lecture by N. KusNSN. Take the Articles agreed upon in the reign of Edward VI. as we have it by the authority of the Parliament : " The Bishops and other Learned and Godly men in the Convocation at Lon don, in the year of our Lord 1552--As Christ died and was buried for us so also it is to be believed that he went down into Hell. For the body lay in the sepulchre until the Besurrection, but s his ghost departing from Him was with the ghosts that were in prison, or in Hell, and did preach to the same as the place of St. Peter doth testify." This my friends is by authority. And again in the year 1562, in Convocation agreed upon by the Archbishops and Bishops, and Clergy in the Convocation holden at London in the year 1562-" As Christ died for us and was buried, so also it is to be believed that he went down into helL" This was ratified and assented to by Queen Elizabeth, and archbishops and bishops, in the ye...
SPORTING LORE. [GARDENER'S MAGAZINE.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 March 1878
SPORTING LORE. [GARDENrE's MAAzINK.] THE discovery of bows and arrows, and also the remains of apparently favorite hunting dogs in the burial places of the early Celts, seems to prove the war that was waged by our ances tors against the wild animals that in fested the wide British forests, as well as with the object of obtaining food. History also tells that it became a pleasurable pursuit with the early chiefs, nobles, and kings. The country at that date was filled with such animals as the wolf, bear, boar, wild cattle, as well as the deer, wild swine, goats, &c. which afforded objects of chase. The wolf, as is well known, was once very common in England. The month of January was, by the Anglo-Saxons called Wolf-monat, as, according to an old writer, "people are wont always in that moneth to be more in danger to be devoured of wolves than in any season els of the yeare." This animal was looked upon as a type of courage and ferocity, and, as implying those qualities which in...
The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, MAR. 16, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 March 1878
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnnia Vincit. SATURDAY, MAR. 16, 1878. A case of very considerable importance to local bodies has just been tried at the Beechworth general sessions, and it deserves the close attention of a local body on the east side of Smith street, at least this is the only conclusion that can be arrived at when one learned councillor of the local body referred to stated "Thoab- or ycar- -liahilitiGo -hod been held back, year after year,: to come within the four corners of the Local Government Act." We will not venture an interpretation of this asser tion, bat leave it to the councillor who ventured it, at the same time drawing his attention to the trial held at Beech worth. The case referred to was : War. MooRE v. United Shire Council of Beechworth. This was an appeal against the rate made and levied by the Council on the4th'January, 1878. The following is a copy of the notice of appeal served :on the secretary of the Council : "To the Council of the President, ...
REUTER'S TELEGRAMS. Auckland, March 12. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 March 1878
BEUTEB'S TELEGRAMS. Auckland, March 12. Two French ironclads are cruising at the mouth of the Darduelles. Greece has armed 140,000 troops. The Berlin journals assert that Admiral Hornbv has been ordered to seize the Turkish fleet, if necessary to prevent its surrender to Russia. The English special war vote has been appropriated as follows:-The army, £3,000,000; navy, £2,000,000; special service, £1000.000. It is anticipated that the Russian export of wheat will amount to about 5,000,000 quarters when the Black Sea is open. Lord Derby, in his despatch against the Russian occupation of Constantin ople, which was most decidedly worded, demonstrates the entry of Russian troops as a breach of the armistice, and tending to provoke disorders which Her Majesty's Government, he says, cannot recognize, the entry of the British fleet into Dardanelles having the same bear ing as the Russian occupation of the lines of defence around Constantinople. The guns of the Dardanelles fired a salute on ...
AMERICA. San Francisco, Feb 18, midnight. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 March 1878
AMERICA. San Francisco, Feb 18, midnight. Since the departure of the last mail rain has been almost continuous throughout the state. The Sacramento river overflowed the streets of the capital, and also a vast extent of country was flooded. The damage is estimated at from 70,000dol. to 100,000dol. A treaty of friendship and commerce between the United States and Samoa was ratified on Feb. 11. The harbor of Pango Pango has been ceded to the United States as a naval dep6t and coaling station. A tariff will be framed by the Government, as it is probable that the Pacific mail steamers on the Australian route will call at Samoa for mails. A vessel of war will be stationed at the ceded harbor. The Americans have been driven off the Newfoundland fishing grounds by the fishermen of that place. The matter will come before the respective Govern ments. A despatch from the United States vice-consul at Shanghai states:-"An appalling famine is raging throughout the four provinces of North China. N...
NEWS PER CALIFORNIAN MAIL. London, Feb. 17. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 March 1878
NEWS PER CALIFORNIAN MAIL. London, Feb. 17. The Pope died from the closing of the sore in his leg, which threw the humour into the lungs and brain. The Government consented to the demand by Cardinal Simeoni for a guard of troops at the Papal election. After the, funeral service of King Victor. Emmanuel, an ordinary bomb was thrown among the returning crowd wounding five persons. The thrower was insane, but the police with difficulty prevented his being lynched. The Austrian Minister of Finance visits London on a special mission. A portion of the town of Pesth is in undated. An arbitration has decided, in the case of the South Staffordshire iron workers, in favor of a reduction of 7s per cent. The Chinese took Kashgar by a coup de main. The whole of Kashgar is now in their possession. They have been guilty of fearful cruelties. The uncertain state of political affairs clouds all business in Great Britain. Discount houses are said to hold very large amounts of money which they are una...
POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY, 11TH MARCH 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 March 1878
POLICE. FITZE?OY-Mosnar. 1-vn MRca 1878. Before Messrs. Woodhead, Marsden, Ricardo, and Fowler. John Smith, John Talbot, and Cornelius Ward were charged Wt-.heing drunk and disorderly. Smith and Ward were eachfined 10s or 48 hours imprisonment, while Talbot was fined 5s or 48 hours. Swan v Padley-summons for goods sold and delivered, amounting to £11 6 lid.. Swan had a traveller named Edwards with whom Padley dealt. Padley ordered four sides of bacon, but when they were brought to him he objected to the hams but said he would take the sides, he retur-ed the hams. On a subsequent occasion adifferent travel ler went to Padley's shop and handed him a bill for sides and hams, amounting to the sum sued for. He objected to pay this as he had returned the hams. Be could show no notice that the hams had been returned. A boy in the employ of Padley stated that he had returned the hams to Edward' the traveller-cart. Verdict for £8 10 3d, thus deducting the price of the hams. Horner v Dufy Cul...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. "A SPITEEUL PARTY" AND MR. MOORMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 March 1878
To THE nDITOa o0 THE ZERCURY. "A BPITEEUL PART!" AND ME. - MOORB~ZN. Sir-In reply to a paragraph which ap pearei ih your valuable paper of the 9th instant, referring to the nuisance of boiling down on the premises of Mr. K. A. Moor man, will you kindly insert my denial of the statement made by Mr. Moorman, that a "spiteful party" had taken the Inspector of Nuisances to visit his premises. It was not done in spite, for the stench from Mr. Moorman's premises was so unbearable that with my family I had to walk the streets at night, because I could not remain inside. I complained about the stench many times but no notice was taken of my complaint. I now know, Mr. Editor, why the houses each side of the butcher's shop did not let,-the smell arising from it being sufficient to breed sickness. I have taken Mr. Carne,the Inspectorof Nuisances, to the premises three different times, but this was not sufficient caution for Mr. Moorman; and though he did not accept the caution I don't think my...
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents. REPLY TO MR. N. KINSMAN. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 March 1878
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the opinionsof oar correspondents. REPLY TO MB. N. KINSMAN. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. Sir.--In your issue of Saturday last I find the first of a series of lectures, delivered by Mr. N. Kinsman, on "Signs of the Times; or the Victorian Free Church of England." As Mr. Kinsman goes out of his way to speak disrespectfully of the Church of England, I feel it my duty to' reply to him. I would do so from my own pulpit but I do not like to make it a standing ground for mere polemics. With your permission I will take up his first lecture, point by point, and through your columns state the real views of the church, for the benefit of your readers. I always thought that' Mr. Kinsman seceded from the Church of England be cause a majority of the church people of Collingwood desired a clergyman instead of a layman, for their minister. Be that as it may, Mr. Kinsman, and those that seceded with him, committed the great sin of schism, and it now app...
TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 March 1878
TO CORBESBPODENTS.. Bejected communications cannot be returned under any circumstances whatever. o nolice can be taken of anonymous comn 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 auvertisements, orders for the paper, and remittances, be ad dressed to GarIrrrT & SrPAVZ, and not to the EZrron. ADVnERT~S TB, in all cases, to beFprepid. Letters and other communications intended for insertion in the news columns should be addressed to the Editor.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 March 1878
NOTES AND COMIMENTS. BT COS3MOPOLITE. Now that the crisis has been for a time settled by the Governor signing the war rants, shopkeepers and tradesmen are beginning to look a little brighter, and visions of bad debts, and the filing of schedules, are fading as rapidly as they arose. It seems strange that a crisis of only a few weeks duration, should cause a stagnation in trade all at once; but such is the case, and those, who a few months ago, appeared to be able to stand for any I length of time, were beginning to feel shaky. However the cloud has passed away, and already there is a marked im provement in business circles. - The action of the Fitzroy Council in reference to the recreation grounds at North Fitzroy, has been highly approved of by all parties, especially those living in that neighborhood; and should the council see fit to carry out the work year by year, that they have taken in hand, the place will hardly be recognized by the old iden tities. - In my opinion it would ...
ABRTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 March 1878
ABTBRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. ASsrTaCT of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week ending 23rd February, 1878. District. Brighton ... ... 1 3 Brunswick ... ... 7 1 Carlton ... ... 47 14 Collingwood2 Fitzroy ... ... 22 21 Flemington ... ... ... ... Footscray ... ... 2 3 Hawthorn ... ... 8 3 Hotham ... ... 6 7 Kew ... ... - - Melbourne (South) ... 6 17 Melbourne (West) ... 8 8 Prahran .. ... 5 7 Richmond ... ... 24 2 Sandridge ... ... 1 1 Emerald Hill ... ... 16 4 South Yarra ... ... 4 - 4 St Kilda ... ... 8 4 Williamstown ... ... 10 3 175 102 Of the total deaths, 43 or 45 per cent., were of children not exceeding the age of three years; 36 being under the age of one year.
MY BROTHER. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 March 1878
MY BROTHEB. Who was it picked up all the chips, And strewed the floor with strings and whips, And in the washtub sailed his ships? My Brother. Who was it ate the currant-jell, And threw my kitten in the well. And made me promise not to tell? My Brother. Who was it taught me how to skate, And sat me on the ice to wait, While he went home with Cousin Kate? My Brother. Who was it, when he older grew, To tops and marbles bade adieu, And tried, but could not learn, to chew? 3My Brother. Who does a tiny moustache wear, And oils and colours it with care, And in the middle parts his hair? My Brother. Who is it tumbles up my curls, And boys me bracelets, rings, and pearls, And flirts with all the pretty girls? My Brother. And talks to me about his clothes, And all my little secrets knows, And teases me about my beaux? My Brother. Who is it that I love the best Of all the boys in east or west. Although he is a perfect pest? My Brother.
POETRY. SONG. [LIVERPOOL PORCUPINE.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 March 1878
POETRY. 8ON G. [LIVERPOOL PORCUPI??E. I would my love were by my side, I would my love were here to bide ; I pray no evil may betide To him I love. at sea. 'Tis but a short year we are wed, And wearily the time has sped; For, waking in my lonely bed, I fear for him at sea. But nightly to my longing breast I lull his baby to its rest, And think on him who loves us best, And toils for us at sea. I would that I might glad my eyes With his delight-with his surprise, When in his arms his infant lies To welcome him from sea. I would my love were by my side, I would my love were here to bide; May He who rules the stormy tide Watch over him at sea.
FITZROY.—THURSDAY. MARCH 14. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 March 1878
F~TrrRO.-T:H?.sv. M&acw 14. Before Messrs. Showers, Fatconer, Bell, Marsden, McLean, and RuhalL Bridget Leal, Peter McKay. ahn O'Cal laghan,aud James Leal, charged with in sulting behaviour. Con. Miller said that he found the prisoners engased in a general scrimmage~in Balmoral place, near Reilly street, Collingwood. The noise was vry great, the whole neighborho~d being dis turbed. He gave the char.cters befo e the court a very unfavorable history. The woman was discharged, and the other prisoners were each fined -0s, or 7 days? imprisonment. James Harvey, a disreputable dirty. looking old man. was char-ed with using obscene language. Con. Walch d?s?ibed the language used as being very obscene. A Mr. John Smith was called to prove the language used by Harvey. He stated for the language Harvey had usel to his wife and family he ought to be hanged. Harvey pleaded that the language he had used was caused by his son keeping very late hours. James was fined 40s. or a month's im p...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 March 1878
MARRIAGES. &nbsp; BRADSHAW.--O'BRIEN.--On the 9th March, George Bradshaw to Therese Ellen O'Brien, both of Melbourne, at the residence of the officiating minister of the Victorian Free Church of England, Fitzroy. HAYSOM-KEELE.-At the residence of the bride's &nbsp; father, on the 9th March, Frederick Haysom to Elizabeth Jane Keele, of the City of Collingwood, by Mr. Kinsman, minister of the Free Church of England. HAREDON-DOWNEY.--On the 11th March, Amos &nbsp; George Haredon to Marion Downey, of the City of Melbourne, by Mr. Kinsman, minister of the Free Church of England, at his residence, Moor-street, Fitzroy.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 16 March 1878
Funerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN, T7T .a ea x-t a, I or, At PRICES LOWER than any house in Victoria, Note the address - 203 $ 205 6ItTHST., FITZROF. FITZEOY ARTIZANS' SCHOOL OF DESIGN The aoore School is held in the TOWNTTIT 7"E3..._L, E~EYY THURIDAY EVENING, Ladies' class at 7 p.m. Boys' at 7.30 p.m. All information can be obtained at the Town Hall, Napier street. every Thnrsday night, from E. WARING, Sec. Quarter commenced Thursday, Jan. 3. PIAN:O S U N=E D "E~a,1-amcrown.. MELBOURNE &k SUBURBS. J. MACK; Pianoforte Tuner, 19 Smith Street, Fitzroy. HUNT'S HAT FACTORY, 186 SMITH ST., opposite Woods' Timber Yard. '?VERY-description of Hats and Caps 10 1J i per cent.:less than in-Melbourne. Prices-Superfine black Paris hats, 12s. 6d. extra, 15s. 6d. N.B.-The trade supplied with latters' materials of all kinds cheap. WEEKES & WOODCOK, SIMPORTERS OF ;, PAPERHANGINGS, i77 GERTRUDE STREET, FITZROY. Paiatis,;. Grainers, Sign Writers, Gilders, &c. Plumbers; Gasfitte...