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LECTURES ON PROPHECY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
LECTURES ON PROPHECY. THE Fourth Lecture on Prophecy, was given by the Rev. Mr. Hamilton, on the evening of last Sabbath, in his own. church, Napier street, Fitzroy. There was a large and most attentive congre gation. The subject was taken from the gospel of St. Luke, 21st chapter, where he speaks of " the days of ven geance" which should come first on the Jews, and then in due time on the Gentiles. The lecturer commenced by remarking on the twofold question of the disciples :-1. respecting the time when the city and temple would be destroyed. 2. When Christ's " coming" would be, and the end of the age or dispensation. It was explained that the answer of the Saviour was also twofold. The one and greatest portion of the reply regarded the over throw of the existing Jewish nation. The part, particularly in the 25-6-7th verses had reference to .the second question.. The judgment that should come on the Jews, and that awaiting f~the Gnt;lo-pw €on - the ConsHr=I mation, were mixed up tog...
ABRTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
ABRTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. AssTBacr of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week ending 39th March, 1878. District. Brighton ... ... 3 1 Brunswick ... ... 1 3 Carlton ... ... 74 6 Collw .ood .. .. 37 20 Flemington ... 1 1 Footscray ... ... 6 1 Hawthorn ... ... 4 2 Hotham ... ... 15 10 Kew ... ... ... 2 3 Melbourne (South) ... 7 14 Melbourne (West) ... 6 10 Prahran ... ... 5 10 Richmond ... ... 17 5 Sandridge ... ... 3 2 Emerald Hill ... ... 15 2 South Yarra ... ... 2 3 St. Kilda ... ... 10 6 Williamstown ... ... 1 3 210 102 Of the total deaths, 38 or 38# per cent., were of children not exceeding the age of three years; 28 being under the age of one year.
HEIDELBERG SHIRE. WEDNESDAY, 10TH APRIL, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
- HEIDELBERG 1 SHIRE; .WEDNRSDAY, 10r APRI? , l187S. Present-(President P. W. Smith), Cra. Peers, Duncan, Bond, Studley, Farrell, Burrows, and Martin. The minutes of the previous meeting were fead and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. From different Charitable Institutions, acknowledging donations. From City of Melbourne, inviting the Council to forward a delegate to attend a conference re the Metropolitan Gas Com pany, for the purpose of appointing a gas inspector, whose salary is to be paid by the company, and an inspector of meters to be paid by the local authorities. No action was taken in the matter. From Robert Hobson, asking to be allowed to remove a gum tree growing near his fence, and offering £1 for, the timber. 'The matter was allowed to stand over. From Mrs. Scott, drawing the attention of the Council to the bad state of the bridge crossing the Diamond Creek, on the Arrandale road. No action. From Swan Hill, calling attention to alleged deficiencies in theLocal Government Act, ...
HOW A CONGREGATION WAS DISTURBED. [WATSONVILLE PAJARONIAN.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
HOW A ' COeNGREGA TION WAS DISTITUBED. h [WATUovxLUr PAJABOaNa t. One of the -funniest things we ever I heard of took place in church recently. Mr. Sanderson, a very dignified and portly gentleman, who lately arrived here from Santa Rosa, was seated in his pew with his wife, two grown up daughters, and his son Johnny, aged eight years. The day before this young gentleman had got p6ssession of one of these red and green fishhorns, and had it in his pocket as he restlessly sat by his father's side. Johnny is not by any means a bad little boy, but the sermon did not interest him, and at length he took that infernal tin horn from his pocket, just to feast his eyes on its gorgeous colors. This was a fatal operation on the part of Johnny. An uncontrollable desire immediately took possession of him to place the ear-splitter in his mouth. He did so. Mr. Sanderson was leaning- his gray head upon the back of the seat in front, I occupied by deacon -Dalton, and a lot ot other Daltons. He was h...
COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY, APRIL 9. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
COLLINGWOOD-TU?snDAY ARa?m 9. Before Messrs. Turner, Eade, Levens, Nettleton, and Marsden. Anthony Corrigan, was charged, on re mand, with disobeying a summons to support his wife and four children. Mrs. Corrigan said that her husband had sold off all the furniture in the house and turned her out on the street. She went then to the Immigrants' Home, where she was at that time staying. She expressed herself as afraid of her life, as her husband was of drunken habits. Corrigan told a different story. He said that he had been away at work, and on returning home found that his bedding and furniture was all-upset, and his wife. gone. He inquired for her and his children, and found they were in a neighboring house. He gave them a pound in silver, and asked them to go home, they replied that they could not, as their mother would not let them. Be waited for a day or two for his wife and children to go, but as they did not he went "' on the beer." He. was ordered to pay 15s. a week for the s...
FROM THE POLICE GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
PROM THE POLICE U GAZETTB. Stolen from the person of William Wildes, Simpson street, Collingwood, about 7 p.m. on the 2nd instant, in Little Lons dale street east, 3Melbourne, a silver hunting lever watch, No. 64080, white dial, steel albert. Stolen from the person of John Tynan, stopping at the Grace Darling Hotel, Smith street, Collingwood, on the evening of the 7th instant, a gold hunting lever watch, Denis Bros., makers, No. 3815; value £32. Stolen from the person of Michael Harti gn, Collingwood, between 7 and 8 a.m., on the 7th instant, in the Highbury Barn Hotel, a silver lever hunting watch, nearly new, maker, Gaunt, Melbourne, No. 7914, "M.H." engraved on outside case; value £13. William Knight, alias Ginger, and a man, name unknown, are charged, on war rants from the Collingwood Bench, with being in a public place, in Victoria crescent, about 9 a.m. on the 30th ultimo, with in tent to commit a felony. Description: 1st, about 20 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, fair comp...
FOOTBALL AND FOOTBALLERS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
FOOTBALL AND FOOTBALLERS. The following resume of matches played by local clubs will prove of interest to our readers, and is extracted from the Footballer for 1877: ABsorTronD. Bice, W., Vice-Captain, plays back with judgment, runs fast, dodges and kicks well, worthy of a place in the best of clubs. Burt, C., has plenty of strength, but does not use it to advantage. Badcock, G., a fine follower, runs with the ball nicely and kicks well, has improved much during the season. Batty, G., generally goal sneak, a sure and straight kick, plays coolly. Bowning,from Geelong, markssplendidly, is always sure about the ball, a good kick: Crawford, D., an improving player, but played seldom. Gregory, B., little, but good, dodges and kicks welL Gibbie, J., a steady player, and often shows up to advantage. Johnston, H., follows splendidly, very smart in dodging. Kennard, W., a steady player, with plenty of weight. Le Masurier, C., can play anywhere, a splendid mark. Lucas, J., good in all departm...
CRICKET NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
CRICKET NOTES. COLLG?WOOD CIALraLJSH CUP.-Yarra Yarra (holders) v. Collingwood. This match was brought to a conclusion on Saturday last, and resulted in a victory for the latter, which won by 28 runs: The total scores are. Collingwood 138, Yarra Yarzr 110. J. Black bowled well for Col ingwood, while the play of Swan, Bryce, and Evans. for the Yarra was exceptionally good. Coulson and Cattach fielded well for the Collingwood. St George v. West Richmond. Victory for former by 37 runs. A match was played on Saturday last at Northcote, between the Northcote Park, and the Zingari. . Appended are :the Scores. Northcote Park-let Innings. J. Harry, an out ... 1 W. Mason, b: F. Shee ... O F. Kelly, at. Bayliss. b.F. Shee... 4 A. Fairbank, e. Bayliss, b. Morris 1 3. Sallery, thrown out- ... 3 Jas. Harry, b. J. Morris ... 18 W. McIntosh, b. J. Morris ... 1 E. Harry, b. J. Morris ... 4 A. Jamieson, b. J. J. Mrris ... 0 W. Murphy, b. J. Morris ... 10 A. Dyson, not out ... 1 Sundries .... 2 Total...
WHOLESALE POISONING CASE. [CAMPERDOWN CHRONICLE.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
WHOLESALE POISONING CASE. [CAB~a'EDOwT CBONICLE.] Great excitement was produced in Cam. perdown on Friday morning last by a re port that the whole of the hands on the Gnotuk station of the hon. John Cumming, iLL.C., about two and a half miles from Camperdown, had been poisoned, including Mr. McKenzie, the overseer, and some of his family. On inquiry, the facts of the case turn out to be these:--The old cook was leaving, and the new cook had entered on his'duties, and male two rabbit pies on Thursday-one for the men, and one for the house-which were served up in the usnual way. Immediately after partaking of these the whole of the men became sick, as also the inmates of the house, some worse than others, and the new cook the worst of all. Dr. Pettigrew was sent for from Cam perdown, and he pronounced the whole of them cases of poisoning, and prescribed for the patients, at the same time securing a piece of the pie, some cakes made of flour paste, and some flour, which he handed over ...
POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY, 8TH APRIL, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
POLICE. FITZROY--MoixAy, 8Sn APsra 1878. Before Messrs. Showers, Ricardo, Raven, Marsden, Woodhead, Lyons, and Bell. Grace Stewart, John Jordan, and Thos. Gibson, were each fined 5s for being drunk and disorderly. Francis McKenna, remanded till Thurs day on a charge of larceny of two chairs. Hannah McGennis-larceny of a cost. Henry Hessels, residing in Newry-street, North Fitzroy, said that on the 6th of April he was at home and saw the prisoner go into his house and take a coat offa peg. He instantly gave chase and secured the woman, who had previously dropped the coat. Sent to gaol for 14 days. William Hugo, A. small, intelligent-looking boy was charged with stealing clothes from a factory. The clothes consisted of about seven suits of clothes, five or six pairs of trousers, and about as many knickerbockers. Ebenezer Lush stated that he kept a clothing factory in which the prisoner was employed by him as messenger. He was to be taught the trade of a cutter. For two months past he ...
TO-DAY'S FIXTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
TO-DAYrS FIXTUSES. Yara Yarra 1st Eleven play a combined teim chosen from the Sackville and Jubi lee clubs, in Dight's Paddock. Yarra Yarra team: Gray, Byce, Miley, Parratt, Petherick, Sampson, Furhop, Talmage, Dobbinson, Stowe, Worden: Emergencies --Mills and Williams. Combined Fifteen: Daniels, Hodges, Swan, Vincent, Lawler, Hunter, Wortley (2) Beaver, Reynolds, Box, Hayman, Came, Bullock, and Kinsman. Emergencies-T. and C. Battle. Northcote Park v'Brunswick at North cote. Northcote-Mason, Harry, Kelly, Sallery, Fairbank, J. Harry, McIntosh, J. T. Harry. Jamieson, Murphy, and Dyson. Emergencies--Marshall, R. J. Murphy, G. Sallery. George street United meet the Jubilee. on ground of the latter. United--Abbot, Bold, Batterberry, Ball, Bowden, Schmidt (2), Linklater (captain), Green, Morris, Hatton, Forrest Fuller. Churcher, and Eley.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
-js Funerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN, crn.d e4rtarrer, At PRICES LOWER than any house in Victoria, Note the address: 203 205 SAIITHST.,FITZROY. w. E FITZROY PORTRAIT ROO00S, 145 SMITH ST. (opposite the Arcade). 12 Copies ... ... ... 7s. 6d. 6 ,, ... ..... 5s. 3 ........ 4s. Instantaneous Portraits of Children. SIR HENRY BARELY HOTEL, HEIDELBERG. WILLIAM 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 hMr. Cole. The house, which is situate in the centra 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 surroundi...
SPASM VI. A NEW HOUSEKEEPER. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
SPAsm VI. A NEW HOUSEKEEPER. "IN what possible way can I be of any aid to you? Let me beg you to believe that I am not unaffected by the urgent pressing claims of sorrow and distress, in every shape and form, and least ofaU could I be insensible to the tearful pleadings of one so young, so fair as you; so helpless and so friendless as you seem to be, so apparently unfitted for struggling with the world, so weak, so delicate, so ill, so far away-you are not, as I plainly see, a native of this place-from all your relatives, from all of those who might feel responsibility on your account." "'I have heard, how it matters not, that you are seeking for a person to fill the place of your old servant, of her who is but lately dead, and Ihave come to offer you my humble services. I have travelled here to see you from a far-off distance, sustained on the journey by the cheering hope that you would let me hold the same position here with you that had been held by good old Margaret, your nurse,...
MARIE, an Emotional Story. (Adapted from the French of an anonymous Lady Writer) SPASM V. AN APPLICANT.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
MARIE, an Emotional Story. (Adapted from the French of an anonymous Lady Writer) BY E. A. SAMson. SPAsM V. AN APPLICANT.-Continued. "Her lips, the very home of love, were of a subdued carnation, and they trembled, and they quivered with sup pressed emotion. "In general appearance, she was fragile as the hothouse flowers on which the rude and wintry winds had never been allowed to blow. "Never had I yet looked upon, in one so young, so surpassingly beautiful, such painful evidence of the extremest suffering, mental rather than from ill ness of the body. "She was of the living, yet she seemed as one that was not of the earth. "Overcome with the conflicting thoughts, that her presence had aroused within my soul, pity for her sad condi tion, and amazement at seeing there before me, one so angelic in her ethereal loveliness, I hurriedly arose: "What may be your pleasure, Miss ?" I said, "Is there anything that I can do for you ?" I continued, "Pray, command me! I am wholly at your servic...
COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. FRIDAY, APRIL 12TH, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. FmanY, Aran. 12r, 1878. Present: The Mayor (Cr. Showers) in the chair, Crs. Evans, McMahon, Cunningham, Woodhead, and Tucker. CORRESPONDEONCE. From secretary of Melbourne Tramway and Omnibus Company, complaining of the appointment of a cab depot at the corner of Johnston-street, as it would be impossible for the busses to turn. To be considered with the Legislative Committee's Report. From Mrs. Pietriche, complaining of water flowing from an adjoining house to hers. She stated she had been complaining for three months, and had at last referred the matter to the Central Board of Health. She enclosed the Board's letter which in structed her to complain to the Local Board. The Local Board having taken the usual steps in the matter, the agents of the property wrote the Council saying that steps had been taken to abate the nuisance. Received. From A. Hodgson, complaining of drain age in a right-of-way off Newry-street. Referred to the Local Board of Health and ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
GENERAL:,NOTICE THE Mercury is published every Saturday M Morning.-: Persons wishing to have the paper regularly delivered at their place of business or reeidence will be charged le. per quarter, piiyable in advance; by post sle 6d." ~per quarter. The quarter commences onthe first Satur -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, frodmn: 79s. 6d. Official and Election Advertisements, each insertion, per meh ... 2s. 6d. Want places, Servants, Houses and Land for Sale or ito Let, Articles z for Sale or Exchange, Miscel .laneous, Missing Friends, ,' -0s. 6d: Notices, of Births, Deaths, and Marriages' .... 1.' Od 5 To Anv?Trxssaa.-Notice to, withdraw advertisements inmust be given in wiiting.- - THE Mercury can be obtained from any o the following agents :--Snbscription Is. per quarter. G. CARNELL ... 167 Smith street. Mrs. WOODR?U .....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
DURHAM HOUSE. J. CURRY, TAILOR & HABIT NAXER, 79 4. 81 SMITH ST., FITZROY. R. KERSHAW. Family Grocer and Provision Merchant LANCASHIRE STORE, HODDLE SlTREET (corner Gipps street) Families waited on for orders. Eggs and Fresh Butter from best dairies. I TELL U THERE R No Haircutters to equal PROFESSORI 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, Dundreary, and Military crop. Hair cut and shampoo'd T. HIGGINBOTHAM, 195 SHI2H STREET, FITZROY. All kinds of Fancy Pipes, etc. CHAS. MOORE, (Late of Collingwood) Carrver & G1-ilder, Picture Frame Maker, 114 Lonsdale st., opposite hospital, Melb'ne. Re-Gilding, Map Mounting, &c. SRS.RIOHARD DAWSON TEACHER OF PIANOFORTE, 2S0 NICHOLSON ST., FITZROY. And at NICHOLSON & ASCHERBERC'S CHAS. CANTLON, HAI...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
MARRIAGES. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ROACH-AUSTIN.--On the 8th April, Tho- mas Roach, of Melbourne, to Susanah Alice Austin, by Mr. Kinsman, minister of the Free Church of England, Fitzroy. BLACKMAN-CLARK.--On the 9th April, &nbsp; James Blackman, of Emerald Hill, to Ann Clark, of Prahran, at the residence of Mr. Kinsman, minister of the Victorian Free Church of England, Fitzroy.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
TO CORBESPONDENTS. Rejcted commiunieations cainot be rfernetw under any circumstances whatever. No notice can be taken of anonymous cos. u nieictions... Every letter must be acconm. _panied by the name and address of the wrift, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. - bTo avoid inconvenience and delay to persons interested.we have to request that all business communications, including advertisements, orders for the paper, and remittances,be ad -dressed to Gnrrrra & SPvNr, anid not t£ the EDITOB: Anvxrrixsmers, in all cases, to beprepaid. Letters iaiid otherfoim icatiOissttesiedfor insertion in thenewos -columns should. be &t'riesscd to £hrEdiftov '
THE TELEPHONE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 April 1878
THE TELEPHONE. "The Telephone, its History and Uses," formed the substance of an Essay read by Mr. F. Kernot, at last Friday's meeting of the Albert street Young Men's Association. Mr.Kernot, in opening, remarked that this discovery of our power to transmit the sound of the human voice was only different in degree from the primitive beacon fire signaling of our forefathers, And -in speaking of the Telephone in Victoria, stated that the telephonic instruments at present in use were a decided im provement on Professor Bell's original, and yet strange to say we have not as yet succeeded in equalling American performances, or at least our experi ments were not as successful as American reports. The essayist stated that itrequired a little experience in order-to hear the telephone speak, and even then the first intelligable sounds you hear are such as you might expect fiom an educated mosquito. Mr. F. Kernot stated that the description of the best kind of instrument he is ac quainted wit...