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CRICKET NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 April 1878
CRICKET NOTES. COLLTLMOWOOD CHALLENGE CUP.--The conclusion of this match was postponed last Saturday in consequence of the inclemency of the weather, but will be finished this afternoon. A match was played at Croxton Park, on Saturday last between the Preston and Northcote Zingari. We may mention the former club consists of the players of the East and North Preston clubs who have recently amalgamated. The match ended in the defeat of the visitors, who were all disposed of for 31 runs, of which Golds worthy contributed 16. The Zingari made 80, the highest scorer being W. G. Baylie, who played a good innings for 35 runs. The present team was not the strongest they could bring into the field, as two or three of their best players were absent. It is not unlikely there will be another match before the season closes, when no doubt the Pres ton will make a strenuous effjrt to reverse the result of last Saturday. On Saturday a match was played between the Rochester Union and the George-stre...
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents. COLLINGWOOD SCHOOL OF DESIGN. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 April 1878
CORRESPONDENCE. Tie do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents. COLLINGWOOD SCHOOL OF DESIGN. TO THE EDITOR OF THE 5ERCURY. Sir.--Will you kindly allow me to correct a few mis-statements that appeared in your leader of Saturday last anent the Collingwood Artizans' School of Design? I shall be as brief as possible, only asserting or denying what I personally know to be the facts, and will only quote one passage in your leader, it being (to my mind) a little ambiguous--"For same time past things in connection with the Collingwood School of Decign have not worked with that smooth ness, &c." Now I suppose by things you mean the machinery of the school, if so I assure you from the first day of its start seven years ago-up to its being turned on t of the courthouse, it has glided on smooth and even, without a single hitch for that long period I will answer the other mis takes seriatim. The Collingwood school cannot amalgamate with Fitzroy, as the committee still...
ABRTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 April 1878
ABRTRACT OF BIRTHS AZND DEATHS. AssTanAc of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week ending 23rd March, 1878. District. y Brighton ... ... 1 - Brunswicg ... ... 6 6 Carlton ... ... 20 12 Collingood 29 1 .Fitzroy . J 29 Flemington ... ... 1 - Footscray ... ... 3 4 Hawthorn ... ... 7 3 Hotham ... .... 10 4 Kew ... . ... ... 1 Melbourne (South) ... 5 16 Melbourne (West) ... 7 2 Prahran .... ... 8 4 Richmond ... ... 14 5 Sandridge ... ... 4 4 Emerald Hill .... ... 14 8 South Yarra ... ... 3 1 St. Kilda ... ... 8 5 Williamstowi ... ... 3 5 143 91 Of the total deaths, 35 or 381 per cent., were of children not exceeding the age of three years; 25 being under the age of one year.
SIGNS OF THE TIMES, OR THE VICTORIAN FREE CHURCH OF ENGLAND. The second lecture by N. KINSMAN, continued. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 April 1878
SIGNS OF T?E T'I?EI OR THE VICTORIAN FI:R' HUIUJI- Fi ENGLAND. The second lecture by N. u.. .Ar.4:%, continued. I now take up a copy of the Book of Common Prayer Revised,' London, dated 1.874, and from the prretiec I read the following extract :- The present Revision of the Book of Com mon Prayer has been attempted owing to the omission on the part of ' those in place of authority' to bring about one of an official character. 'The 'rayer Book rests upon the authority of Par liament; and its legal position can only be dealt with by Queeri,-Lords, and Commons. It.is nevcrtheles the fer vent hope of the authors of this revised book that whenever a duly authorized :revision shall be set on foot. the ug gestions and recommendations which it contains may be to a largt .extent adopted." And here I may aold that many of the omissions and alteratiions are the same as durs,- adopti.l :,t a Church' Meeting" doled 29th Jaly,. 1868, in'the .Victorian Free Cthu ch of :England, .Collingwood .: I h...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 April 1878
DURHAM HOUSE. J* CURRY, TAILOR & HABIT MAKER, 79 ?- 81 SMITH. ST., FITZROY. R. KERSHAW. Family Grocer and Provision Merchant LANCASHIRE STORE, HODDLE STREET (corner Gipps street). Families waited on for orders. Eggs and Fresh Butter from best dairies. I TELL U THERE R No H?ircutters to equal PROFESSOR - HIGGINBOTHAM. T. HIGGINBOTHAM, Sensational Haircutter, etc., Respectfully informs the public that he cuts hair in all the following fashionable styles: Rifle Corps, Garibaldi, Palmerston, Horse shoe, Byron, Brutus, Oxford, American, French, Cambridge, West end, Dandreary, and Military crop. Hair cut and shampoo'd T. HIGGINBOTHAM, 105 SMITH STREET, FITZROY. All kinds of Fancy Pipes, etc. CHAS. MOORE, (Late of Collingwood) Crlarver & G-il;der, Picture Frame lMaker, 114 Lonsdale st., opposite hospital, Melb'ne. Re-Gilding, Map Mounting, &c. MRSRIGIARD DAWSON TEACHER OF PIANOFORTE, 260 NICHOLSON -ST., FITZROY. And at NIHOLSON & ASCHERBERG'S CHAS. CANTLON, ...
TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 April 1878
TO CO&BESPONDENTB. Rejected eommunications cannot be returned under any circumstances whatever. 2ro notice can be taken of anonymous eomr munications. Every Zetter 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 advertisements, orders for the paper, and remittances, b ad dressed to Grrnnrra & Srasm, and not to the EDIOr?. ADExTrXramme, in all cases, to be prepaid. Letters and other communications intendedfor insertion in the news columns should be addressed to the Editor.
SHIRE OF JIKA. MONDAY, 1ST APRIL, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 April 1878
SHIRE OF JIKA. MONDAY, 1ST APRIL, 1878. Present (President-J. C. Clinch,) Crs. Plant, Dennis, Bastings, Paterson, O'Keefe, Sobey, and Ellison. COBRESPONDENCE. From the Coburg Shire Council, asking the reason why they had not received an answer to their correspondence re the Merri Creek Bridge. The Secretary stated that he had searched the correspondence, but failed to find any such letter. The Secretary was instructed to reply to that effect. From Mr. M. Richardson, complaining of a nuisance caused by a quantity of animal matter manure being stored in Regent street. The Surveyor stated he had paid several visits to the spot, but failed to find any nuisance arising from the manure. Cr. Ellison informed the council that the nuisance was unbearable. It was resolved to have the matter enquired into. From the Preston Cricket Club, applying for permission to use the Jika Park for cricketing purposes, and asking the Council for a donation towards the club's fund. The council thought'it adv...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 April 1878
[We exceedingly regret the obtuseness of the intellect of the writer of the above letter, for had he been as ready witted to understand the purport of our remarks as he has been to defend an institution which, in spite of seven years' existence, has reached the "high position" of being de pendant, to a great extent, upon the Col lingwood Council, we would have been spared a reply, which is only made for the benefit of the limited perception of Mr. Byrne. We will not refer to the ambiguity he sneaks of, as being only "to his mind," no weight need be attached to it. He states that the "members of the school never made a complaint to the Council." We made no such statement. Nothing was said about the Council being com plained to, Mr. Byrne thus answers a "mis take" never made! Again, we never said " the furniture occupied space required for the Police." We said, "police court pur poses,"-a totally different thing. And that the furniture and appurtenances did occupy space for such "purp...
COUNCILS. CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3RD, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 April 1878
COUNCILS. . CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WEDNESDAY, APRiL 3RD; 1878. Present--The Mayor (Cr. Turner, in the chair), Crs. Peters, Smith, Upton, Wright, Hanslow, and Keele. - CORRESPONDENCE. Mrs. Annr Xeeves complained that the Mayor had made statements without found ation in reference to the right-of-way alleged to be off her property in William street. She denied being asked to pay any thing for the right-of-way in question. In. another communication Mrs. Reeves stated that some misapprehension must have arisen in reference to the land, as it was not bound by the right-of-wny. The Town Clerk was instructed to reply that one of Mrs. Reeves' houses abitted on the right of-way. From:Town Clerk, Melbourne, asking for a delegate" to beappointed to.consider the question of the appointing of a Gas Exam iner and an Inspector ,of. Deters.` `.The Mayor was appointed a delegate. Froinmratepayers in Liverpool and Gipps streets, asking for a footbridge to beplaced in Gipps-street across the channel. Ref...
MARIE, an Emotional Story. (Adapted from the French of an anonymous Lady Writer) SPASM V. AN APPLICANT.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 April 1878
MARIE, an Emotional Story. (Adapted from the French of an anonymous Lady Writer) Br E. A. Sarsos. - SPasx V. AN APPLICANT.--Contibued. " I will, with you, admit that they are not cheerful things to look at. They do not inspire much gaiety of mind and liveliness of spirits. Yet .to me they are not the gloomy dismal objects that they are to you, and others not filled as I with the love of science, and tentative philosophy, and metaphysics. To me they. convey, perpetually, lessons of the highest import; lessons fraught with solemn interest to every human creature. " On my arrival here, I was accom panied by Margaret; she, poor old thing, who had been present at my dearest mother's birth, and had also witnessed mine, had consented to become my sole attendant and domestic. In spite of her sixty years and odd, her chronic rheumatism, and the ailments incidental to her age, she was all-suffi cient for the work there was to do. " The first few months of my resid ence here, was a time of ple...
A VISIT TO GIPPSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 April 1878
A VISIT TO GIPPSLAND, BY J. W. M. THE opening of the railway from Oak- leigh to Sale has caused a considerable amount of attention to be directed towards a portion of the colony which has hitherto been regarded as almost inaccessible to the general public. A large number of travellers, bent either upon business or pleasure, have availed themselves of the oppportunity of visiting the various portions of Gippsland through which the line passes. A con- siderable traffic in goods has already been initiated, and the future usefulness of this line has thus been dimly shadowed forth; but nevertheless, it has been made abundantly evident that the iron horse will require to have free course into the very heart of Melbourne ere it can hope to enter upon the task of fulfilling the magniloquent prophecy of Sir Charles Gavan Duffy that it "will be the means of adding a new province to the colony of Victoria." The posi- tion of the township of Oakleigh renders it eminently unsuitable for the site...
TO-DAY'S FIXTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 April 1878
TO-DAY'S FIXTURES. Northcote Zingari v Northcote Park at Northcote. Abbotsford v Pioneer, team to be picked on the ground. E. Collingwood Rifles v West of England, on ground of latter. Rifles team-Waite, Devereur, McDowall. Kidder, KellyHiggs, Hearden, Taylor, Meads, Price, and Ware. Emergencies-Nauntaon,Lewis, Wilson, and Johns. Weet-Alexander, Butler Chalk, Cooper, Josephs, McDonough, Rice, Smith, Showers, Sheehan and Williamson. Emer gencies-P. Josephs, Hunter. George street United v Abbotsford Imps. on ground of the latter. United-Abbot, Bold, Batterberry. Ball, Bowden, Schmidt (2), Linklater (captain), Green, Morris, Hatton, Forrest Fuller. Churcher, and Eley. Rochester Union v Collingwood Imperial on the ground of the latter. Union team 3. Milne (capt.), Lancaster, Dummett, Duncan, Brandon, Brideson. Clarke, Green, Brookin, Secree. and D. Milne.
COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY, APRIL 2. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 April 1878
COLLINGWOOD-T-ar-Aor, APnIL 2. Before Messrs. Turner (Mayor), Levens, Nettleton, and Kidney. George Ames and Michael Clancy were charged with being in a public place with intent to commit a felony. Con. Bannon said on the 28th Feb. at 11 p.m. he was in Oxford street; he saw two men going up Stanley street, one of them carrying a sofa, the other a frying pan. As soon as they recognised Bannon they dropped the goods and made off in different directions. Both prisoners got away. Con. Cummings cor roborated Bannon's statement. Detective Considine arrested the prisoner Clancy. He said nothing when he was charged. Det. Lovie arrested Ames and charged him with stealing. Ames replied " I don't associate with such people." Mr. McKean defended the prisoners and likened them to ships in distress, throwing their cargo overboard. The facetiousness of the illustration pre vailed not and the prisoners were sent to gaol for 12 months each. Con. Bannon gave both prisoners bad characters. Ames had be...
RUGBY FOOTBALL. (TATLER.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 April 1878
RUGBY FOOTBALL. (TATLER.) FooTBALL is undoubtedly in itself a fine and vigorous sport. It should call forth the qualities of skill, pluck, and endurance. But what sane, unbiassed person can say that the "game," as it is now played in almost every town throughout the kingdom, possesses one single attributeentitling it to popularity? What can honestly be said of a "sport" in which mere brute force bears the palm from pluck and skill? It is a common boast of those to whose perverted genius the revival of Rugby football is due that they rescued it from extinction by converting it from a rough-and-tumble scramble into a science. Truly a science have they made it, but it is one of maiming and manslaughter. It is no longer demanded that the ball shall be skilfully manipu- lated past all obstacles, or guided to a spot where overwhelming concentration will carry the day. These splendid innovators have given a death-blow to the tactical skill of the game, which was its chief beauty. The Rugby...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 April 1878
GENERAL 1OTICE.·~ Sercury is published every Satuirday M orning. Persons wishing to have the per regularly delivered at their place of Lsn ess or residence will be charged is. per quarter, payable in advance; by poet is. 6d. per quarter. The quarter commences onthe firstSatur day in the months of December, March, June, and September. The Editor will be obliged for inform ation-more especially relating to local matters. SCALE FOR ADVERTISING. Business Cards, per quarter, from 7a. 6d. Official and Election Advertisements, each insertion, per inch ... 2s. 6d. Want places, Servants, Houses and Land, for Sale or to Let, Articles for Sale or Exchange, Miscel laneous, Missing Friends, &c., Os. 6d. Notices of Births, Deaths, and Marriages ... .. ... l. Od. To .ADvxRTIssEs.-Notice to withdraw adw?rtisements must be given in writing. HE Mercury can be obtained from any of ithe following agents :-Subscription Is. per quarter. G. CaRnnar ... 167 Smith street. Mrs. WooDS r... - 96 Brunsw...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 April 1878
MARRIAGES. HONSON-BAYNHAM.-William Hobson to &nbsp; Mary Emma Baynham-both of the City of Collingwood-on the 30th March, by Mr. Kinsman, Minister of the Free Church of England. WORDEN-FORRESTER-William Matthew Storey Worden to Barbara Forrester, on the 28th March, by Mr. Kinsman, Minis- ter of the Free Church of England, Fitz- roy. Both of Flemington. &nbsp; FRY-TOOLEY.-Albert Fry to Emma Tooley --both of Hawthorn--on the 1st April, by Mr. Kinsman, Minister of the Victorian Free Church of England, at his residence, Fitzroy.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 April 1878
Funerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN, C n.d ert a ker, At PRICES LOWER than any house in Victoria, Note the address: 203 4 205 SMITHBT., FITZROY. SIR HENRY BARKLY HOTEL, BEIDELBERG. wnILLIAM CASSIDY, Late of the Sir Henry Barkly Hotel, Woodstock, Takes this opportunity of informing his friends and the public that he has leased the above hotel from the late proprietor, Mr. S. Cole, and hopes for a continuance of the patronage so liberally bestowed upon Mr. Cole. The house, which is situate in the centre of one of the largest fruit-grow ing districts, should make it a favorite, especially with invalids. The comfort of his patrons is the sole study of the host. His stocks of liquor are of the best brand, and there is every ac commodation for persons desiring a change in the country. The coaches for Melbourne and surrounding districts change horses at the hoteL The stables are under the care of a first-class groom. There are also good accommodation paddocks; andas the Racing Club holds its...
The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, APRIL. 13, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
PUBUSHED EVERY SATURDAY. . . '.Lab.or Omni Vincit.,,_ - SATURDAY ,A?PRIL;...13A878. •e CoLL'GwooOD- and Fitzroy have been making great preparations to give the school children, of. thetwo: districts a pleasurable trip to Ballarat. The object of the undertaking ostehsibly is to give them the opportunity of visiting the Juvenile Exhibition now open in that.-city. The idea of a Juvenile Exhibition on a large scale, it would appear, originated wvith the residents of Ballarat, though our readers will under standjthat, in'the City of Collingwood, some few years ago, there was 'a like exhibition in the Foresters' Hall, on a. smaller scale in connection with the Collingwood Juvenile School of Works, then under the superintendence of Mr. JOEL EADE. Our citizens here are impressed with the urgency of doing all possible to encourage our youth in industrial and manufacturing pursuits, and the necessity of farmiliarizing their young minds with .a knowledge of the arts and sciences--more especial...
CALIFORNIAN MAIL NEWS. [PER DAILY PAPERS.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
CALIFORNIAN MAIL NEWS. PER DAILY PAPERS.J The Brothers Vernon, of London, stockbrokers, have failed, with liabili ties short of half a million sterling in stocks. Trustworthy advices from India state that the Mahommedans are greatly excited about the overthrow of Turkey, and that serious trouble is apprehended unless the Government take some anti-Russian action. It is believed that 200,000 Moslem volunteers to serve against Russia could be raised easily. At a peace demonstration in Hyde Park, Mr. Bradlaugh and Mr. A. Her bert proposed resolutions in favor of peace. They were passed immediately. Soon afterwards the supporters of the Government policy arrived in force, and declared the meeting dissolved. Mr. Bradlaugh had to fly. Two thou sand persons were present, and sticks were freely used. Several persons were hurt, and taken to the hospitals. The mob separated cheering for the Earl of Beaconsfield. They groaned in front of Mr. Gladstone's house. At the Grand Lodge of Freemasons i...
VALEDICTORY MEETING TO G.M., J. RIDDELL, G.U.O.O.F. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
VALEDICTORY MEETING TO G.M., J. RIDDELL, G.U.O.OY.. Last night a concert and tea meeting was held at the Foresters' Hall, Smith street. The occasion of the meeting was to present an address to Mr. Jas. Riddell, Grand Master of the Grand United Order "of. Oddfellows, (who is about to visit the land of his birth) and bid him bon voyage. The chair was occupiod by Bro. P.G.M. Lester, who spoke in glowing terms of the guest of the evening, and read an address as follows : "April 12th, 1876. To James Biddell, Grand Master, G.U.O.F., Victoria. Dear Sir and Brother. The officers and members of the Britannia Lodge 983, G.U.O.O.F., having learned that it is your intention to visit your native land, take this opportu nity of expressing their approbation of the manner in which you have discharged the various offices of your lodge. With feel ings of satisfaction they watched your gradual rise in the order, and the impartial and just manner in which you conducted the important offices you have so...