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MARIE, an Emotional Story. (Adapted from the French of an anonymous Lady Writer) SPASM IV. AN INTERVIEW. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 23 March 1878
MARIE, an Emotional Story. (Adapted fron the French of an anonymous Lady Writer) Br E. A. SAvsoe. SPASM IV. AN IN rERVIEW. WITa thoughts, thick upon me, such as [ have described at the end of the last chapter, I ventured to re-enter Paul's study. Now that I felt assured I had fathomed the secret of Paul's strange inexplicable withdrawal from the life of the great city, I looked with mute respect upon those bones and skulls, the bare sight of which had, but a few minutes previously, so filled my soul with frighted loathing and with blank dismay. In meditative silence, I gazed with searching eyes around this little corner of the.world : one. in_.which, doubtless, many daring proposition', had been addressed for their solution by my old acquaintance, Paul, to the vast myste rious heavens, and to the boundless depths of the unseen bowels of the earth. With- closest, with exactest, and most critical attention I examined, one by one, the heap of human skulls, lying in the middle of the ro...
TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 23 March 1878
TO CORRESPONDENTS. -ejected communications cannot be returned under any circumstances whatever. No notice can be taken of anonymous com. municactions. 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 owe have to request that all business communications, including advertisements, orders for the paper, and remittances, be ad dressed to Ganrrrra & SrpvIN, and not to the EDITos. Abmvzrlaszxz2. in all eases, to be prepaid. Letters and other communications intended for insertion in the news columns should be addressed to the editor. III I i kll i
SIGNS OF THE TIMES, OR THE VICTORIAN FREE CHURCH OF ENGLAND. Continuation of lecture by N. KINSMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 23 March 1878
SIGNS OF THE TIMES, OR THE VICTORIAN FRES CHURCH OF ENGLAND. Continuation of lecture by N. KxisAsx. Such indeed is the clear and un mistakeable teaching of the Church of England. and I am a firm believer in it. Call me Roman Catholic Pnseyite, Ritualist, or what ever you please, I distinctly avow my firm belief in the doctrine of baptismal regeneration as inculcated by the Church of England, both through the form of administra tion and in the catechism, without the slightest qualification or reserve, feeling that any attempt on the part of an in dividual to alter the words of the catechism, or to say that they mean anything different from what a child. would uddeirtand by them, is to say the least grossly irreverent, because it virtually impugns the wisdom of the Church, and denies her ability to pro pound the very A B C of her own faith. Sir, if it is known to you that there are clergymen in our church who preach and speak against her own teaching, how much better must it be known ...
COUNCILS. CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 23 March 1878
COUNCILS. CITY OF COLLIN-GWOOD. WzEDNEs?AT. ManRc 20rr, 1878. Present-The Mayor (Cr. Turner, in the chair), Crs. Peters, Smith, Upton, Wright, Hanslow, and Bryant. CORRESPONDENCEc From Town Hall, Melbourne, in refer ence to the request of the Collingwood Council to have broader tiers on wheels of Melbcurne Corporation drays going through Collingwood. The communication said that nothing could be done. From Mrs. Ann Reeves, asking for something to be done to remedy evil ad joining her premises in William-street. On the sugge=tion of the Mayor it was agreed to forward a reply to Mrs. Reeves, stating that if she paid her share for the making of the right-of-way adjoining h, r property. which share she escaped plying through some informality, they would to lsider her complaint. From Win. Ball, complaining of damage done to his property by storm from Noone, Hoddle, and the north side of Reilly-street. He stated that if steps were not taken to remedy the evil from the high channel in Reill...
SALE OF GIFTS AND EXHIBITION. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 23 March 1878
BALE OF GIFd AND EXHIBITION. On Wednesday afternoon last, a sale of gifts and an exhibition was opened in the Hoddle street schoolroom, in connexion with the Wesleyan Church, Gipps street. The proceedings cmmenced by -Rev. E. Taylor, who gave out the hymn-" Praise the Lord." This was followed by a prayer by the Rev. E. H. Hunter. His Worship the Mayor of Collingwood, J. H. Tunter, Esq., then formally declared the sale open, after which the 1ev. John Caton offere i a few re marks,observing that the Wesleyan Church was the daughter of the mother church to which he belonged. The schoolroom was w-ll filled with a choice assortment of usefal and fanciful articles, all of which were un der the care of the ladies of the congrega tion. A very nice stand of wax flowers was presented by Mrs. Pnckey; an oveai was also presented by a young man named Nicholson. In the Toy Ladies' Stall was also a general display of the useful and ornamental. A large bride doll engrossed the attention of the youn...
NOTES AND COMMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 23 March 1878
NOTES AND COMMENTS. BY COSMOP,)LITC. Tnrar is, in a certain place, be it city, town, or village I will not say, a dealer in flesh, yclept a butcher, who it is asserted feeds pigs and boils down refuse upon his premises contrary to the laws of the place wherein he resideth, and much to the annoyance and disgust of his neighbors; but as he is a good sort of fellow they din't care about complaining, and are also indif ferent about the sanitary condition of their own premises. At certain times and seasons an official termed "Inspector of Nuisances" pays a visit to the localitv nnder review, and in the pride of his pomoisity points out things that musr be reme iel before his next visit, or the vengeance of the law will o'ertake the dehnquen e, but strange to say the machinery of the law is never put in motion, and the nuisances exist in as bad a condition as ever. Now there arose in the mind of Cosmopolite a q'lestion as to the reason thereof, and he set himself to work to discover the c...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 23 March 1878
Funerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN, V nd 1c e rta a~r At PRICES LOWER than any house in Victoria. Note the address: 203 4 205 SMITHST., FITZROY. NOTICE TO PUBLICANS: FJORMS of Notice of Intention to Apply ' for a Transfer of Publican's L:oense, May be had at the office of this paper, 249 Bmith street, Fitzroy. H. J. WINSTONE, Tea Dealer, ..Grocer, AND PROVISION MERCHANT, 110 BRUNSWICK STREET, Fitzroy. J. FORBES, DURGICAL" & MECHANICAL DENTIST, 172 Smith street, Co lingwood, (Pupil of Mr. Carter, Collins street. ARTIFICIAL TEETH Inserted in a superior manner, at very moderate charges. Teeth Extracted, Stopped and Scaled. GEORGE PLANT, Wholesale Ham and Bacon Curer, HIGH STREET, NORTHCOI'E. Ox Tongues, Lard. Spiced Beef, &c. All goods guaranteed cured without chemicals, Orders promptly executed. MRS. MITCHELL, Begs to inform her friends and the public in general that she has removed to 97 GERTRUDE ST., When she will carry on the AND Ladies' Underclothing Businsss, as us...
Mr. MIRAMS on PAYMENT OF MEMBERS AND AN APPEAL TO THE COUNTRY. (Speech delivered in the Assembly, March 7th. 1878.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 23 March 1878
Mr. MIRAMS on PAYMENT OPF MEMBERS AND AN APPEAL TO THE COUNTRY. (Speech delivered in the Assembly, March 7th. 1878.) Mr SPzax-a.-I regret very much that the hon. member for Maldon and the hon. and learned member for the Ovens have not remained in their places, for I think it is not exactly treating this House fairly for hon. members to charge other hon. mem. bers with conduct which is anything but gentlemanly and proper, and then when they have had their shot, to le rve the Chamber and not remain to hear what might be said in reply to those charges. But notwithstanding their absence I intend to reply to some of the remarks which those gentlemen saw fit to address to the House. However, before I do so, I wish to reply to a few remarks made by the hon. member for Rodney (Mr. Gillies). I was very much amused at the great regard which that gentleman appeared to have, last night, for the dignity of the Minis:ry. He seemed very much to take to heart that the Min istry should adopt a cours...
FITZROY.—THURSDAY MARCH 12. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 23 March 1878
FI I'ZIOY.-i'ulHsSDaY .tJiaKC 12. Before Messrs. Showers, Falconer, Bell, Mfarsden, and McLean, Mary Mullen was charged with stealing a kerosene lamp, a jug, and a glass. Sala thiel Hadley, who described himself as a carpenter, living in Little Napier street, said that on the 18th of I st month he had occasion to go out. and left the articles which had been stolen on his table. When he returned he found the articles gone. By a search warrant issued Detective Ward searched the prisoner's house and found the goods stolen. She could only account for them by saying she obtained them from somebody when she was "on the spree." A Mrs. Harbuckle alias The Great Eastern, identified the goods stolen, having seen the goods when she was living with Salathiel Hadley. Mr. Edwards, for the prisoner, urged that the bench could not deal with the case, as there was no evidence of steal ing, and the bench could only send a case of receiving to a jury, and he did not think they would do such a thing in...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 23 March 1878
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 23 March 1878
DURHAM HOUSE. J. CURRY, TAILOR & HABIT MAKER, 79 . 81 SMITH ST., MRS. M'IVER, am I T.T. I 1Nr 1 1I. Straw Hat and Bonnet Maker, 195 CARDIGAN STREET, CARLTON (Near corner Elgin Street.) Hats, Feathers, Flowers, and Trimmings always on hand, lowest prices and newest styles. CHAS. MOORE, (Late of Collingwood) Carver & Grilder, Picture Frame Maker, 114Lonsdale st., opposite hospital, MIelb'ne. Be-Gilding, Map Mounting, &c. MRS.RICHARD DAWSON TEACHER OF PIANOFORTE, 280 NICHOLSON ST., FITZROY. And at NICHOLSON & ASCHERBERG'S CHAS. CANTLON, HAIRDRESSER, AND TOBACCONIST, SIMPSON'S ROAD, [Opposite Simpson's hotel.] 'fine assortment of Meerschaum & Wooden pipes. Tobacco and Cigars of best Brands. Umbrellas, Parasols, etc., repaired. Rimmell's Perfumery. MUSIC! MUSIC! HALF PRICE! HALF PRICE! - HALF PRICE ! All the newest Music sold by buin u Collins, ARCADE, SMITH STREET, AT HALF PRICE. Agent for MESSRS. ALLAN AND CO J. HOLT, COACH BUILDER, 57 PEEL STREE...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 23 March 1878
MARRIAGES DONNISON.-SLANG.-On the 4th of March, James Donnison, Fitzroy, to Ruth Slang, of Carlton, at the residence of the offici- ating minister of the Victorian Free Church of England, Moor-st, Fitzroy. BRADSHAW.-O'BRIEN.---O the 9th March, George Bradshaw, to Therese Ellen O'Brien, both of Melbourne, by Mr. Kinsman, minister of the Free Church of England, Fitzroy.
SPASM VI. AN APPLICANT. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 March 1878
SPA5X VI. AN APPLICANT. "Soon after I had finally resolved upon devoting my timeaian such poor talent as I had been blessed with, to the special study of rPhrenology, a; science notyet.emerged from its empiric stage, for the sake of the seclusion and the quiet that it.offered me, and for the comiplte" avoidance 'of all iunelcome interruptions from the calls and visits of imporunate acquaintances; men whose days, hanging heavy on their hands, would, in sheer vacuity: of mind and thoughtlessiess, compel me lo Iwaste many precious hours in bald and empty chat, and unprofitable talk,.I determinied to fix my residence at °Belleville,~the one place I knew of that being the nearest to Paris. by road, or omnibus, yet: would be` Athe farthest , from it socially. "And with this purpose persistently before me, I advisedly made choice of the small, house .in which I live, a dwelling "of desolate and of solitary aspect, .dim within, and sad without. To this placeI brought:witti speed and with al...
REPLY TO MR. N. KINSMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 March 1878
REPLY TO JMR . N. KINSMAN. Sir.--As I have dealt with Baptismal Regeneration, it is not necessary for me to repeat what I already stated. I will there fore pass on to Mr. Kinsman's next altera tion. In dealing with the Catechism he has struck out the words, " Wherein I was made a member of Christ, the child of God, and an inheritor of the Kingdom of Heaven," because, as he says, it is un scriptural I suppose that Mir. Kinsman will not deny that circumc son was the rite whereby Jewish infants w re admitted into covenant with God, and that privileges were secured to them in consequence of such circumcision. Baptism having taken the place of circumcision, as far as the Christian Dispensation is concerned, it follows that baptism admits t> all the privileges of the Christian covenant. Their privileges are set forth in the Catechism as follows:-(s) A member of Christ. When Jesus took our nature, He became to us a second Adam, and His relalion to the church is often set forth in script...
FREE CHURCH CONTROVERSY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 March 1878
FREE CHUCUH COUEY OYVEESP. To THE EDITOR OF THE MERCCET. Sir.-In Mr. Kinsman's lecture reported in your issue of the 23rd, he states he has "struck out" of the Book of Common Prayer the Comminatory Service for the first day of Lent. Why not be consistent, Mr. Kinsman, and strike out the whole of the Lenten services, including those for Good Friday? The service, thus rathlessly dealt with, is peculiarly appropri ate for the solemn season upon which the church has just now entered, and it is sheer sacrilege thus to meddle with it. The lecturer is undeniably a striking paradox, but it certainly strikes me that if one thing deserves striking out it is that vague alln sion of his to "dark days," which proves unmistakably t that Mr. Kinsman is help lessly in a maze of his own creation, and is confounding the Lenten solemnities of the early fathers with rank popery. Yours, &c., EPISCOPALIAN.
COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. FRIDAY, MARCH 29TH, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 March 1878
COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. FmiDY, MaRs 29ma, 1878. Present: The Mayor (Cr. Showers) in the chrir, Cre. Ewing, Evans, M'Mahon, Lyons, Woodhead, and Tucker. COBEEPONDENCs. From J. H. Quinn, complaining of the discreditable state of the footpath between Michael street and Rushall crescent. e ferred to the Public Works Committee. From Town Clerk. Melbourne, asking for representatives of Local Board of Health to be appointed to meet other representas tives, to consider the question of a site for a Contagious Diseases Hospital for the Metropolitan Dtstrieb. - From Town Clerk, Melbourne, inviting conference to consider part 18 of the Metropolitan Gas Company's Act. The Mayor was appointed as delegate on the Gas Companies' conference. A memorial was read from five cabmen, applying for a eab depot to be made in Johnston street, adjacent to the Birming ham Hotel, Ordered to be considered with clause No. 1 of the Legislative Comittee's report. A memorial was presented from a number of ratepaye...
FROM THE POLICE GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 March 1878
FROM THE POLICE GAZETTE. Stolen from the person of Hugh P. Gallagher, 170 Cambridge street, Colling wood, ;between Emerald Hill and there, about midnight on the 23rd instant, a gold open-face geneva watch, No. 54140, two sovereigns and 6s. Stolen from Patrick Callaghan, stopping at the Duke of Kent Hotel, La Trobe street west, Melbourne, on the 24th instant, in Fitzroy, a silver hunting lever watch, by Waterson, London, No. 40654, bought at taunt's, and a gold albert with oval locket with the word " Hope" on it, Complainant has gone to Beechworth to drive for Craw ford and Connelly. Stolen from the person of James YMclver, 115 Madeline street, Carlton, on the evening of the 25th instant, in Melbourne, a silver open-face lever watch, maker. Bott, Liver pool, No. supposed 2830, "W. Hamilton," engraved inside case. Stolen from the dwelling of Alicia Green, William street, Collingwood, between 2 and 5 p.m. on the 23rd instant, two silver open face watches, glasses.ont, "Barnard, Tooley ...
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents. AN ACT OF BRAVERY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 March 1878
CORRESPOND'ENCE. We do notneoessadzy endorse the opinions of our correspondents. AN ACT OF BRAVERY. TO THE EDITOR OP THE EEBCURT. Sir,-In your issue of the 23rd instant, I notice a report of the recent flood at Heidel berg, allow me, sir, a small space to mention to your readers the brave act performed by a young man named McHugh. Only for the exertions of this young man and his father some of the members of the families of McHugh and MeAllice would no doubt have been lost. McHugh, with the aid of a horse and dray, conveyed twelve persons safe to land at great risk of losing his life. The life of one person is specially due to McHugh's exertions, which is worthy of notice, and deserves something more than a mere passing notice.-I am. Sir, yours respectfully, MICHAEL EGAN.
POLICE; FITZROY—MONDAY, 26TH MARCH 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 March 1878
POLICE.: FITZROY-MowmAY, 26vr MLaca 1878. Before Messrs. Showers, Stranger, Ricardo Marsden, and Fowler. William Jenkins-wilfully breaking a pane of glass. Prosecutor not pressing the charge the prisoner was discharged. - Amy Millieusing insulting behaviour. Con. McAlime said the defendant was making use of bad language at 12.15 on Sunday morning. Amy expressed herself as incapable of making use of the language attributed to her. She. however, was fined 10s or 48 hours' imprisonment. Agnes Dowd, a very respectable-looking young woman was charged with simple larceny. William Fergusson said the prisoner was at one time employed in his service. Doring that time he missed several rolls of cloth. He questioned his wife on the matter, and she knew nothing about the goods, so they examined the girl's room and found some of the cloth there. He at once gave information to the detectives and the girl was given in charge. Some stuff was also taken from round the girl's waist. He valued the goo...
EQUITABLE REPRESENTATION. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 30 March 1878
EQUITABLE REPRESENTATION. -4------- TxrT Property and Education are entitled to a more equitable representation, and that Minorities should be represented in Parlia ment, were the resolutions submitted by the "men in office," at the Parliamentary de bate held by the Albert-street Young Men's Association, last Friday evening. Mr. E. Cooke, in moving adoption of resolutions, contended that any system that, like the one in force here, sanctioned such glaring anomilies in its property qualifications for vo'ing, as to sometimes make the same amount of property represent seven or eight votes, and sometimes only one vote, wants doctoring; and that, when we add to this, that our present system frequently gives effect to the voice of 510 electors, though by doing so it has to stifle the voice of 500, we see that our system is manifestly unfair. Mr. Cooke also contended that minorities should be represented in Parliament by design and not by accident, as at present, and that also as "isside" ...