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TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 April 1878

TO COERESPONDENTS. Rejedeed communications cannot be returned under any circumstances wohatever. No notice can be taken of anonymous ceom. munications. Every letter must .be accsm panied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. ob avoid inconvenience and delay to persons interested we have to request that all business communications, including advertisements, order for the paper, and remittances be ad dredeit?o Ga?rra & SPrVw, oiandot to the wDrTOn. -waSvZmrs rNT. in all cases, to be prepaid. Letters and other communicationsintendedfor insertion in the news columns shoul4 be addiessed to thei Editor. PUBUSHED EVERY SATURDAY. - .., Labor Omnia Yincit. SATAT RDAY. ' APRIL. 20. 1878. Socm. of our readers no doubt will remember that an effIrt was made a short time ago to obtain an inquiry into the Vs ? iofEiiSriR~PiaNG, who was sentenced to ten years' imprison mentwith9two floggin o6n ý charge of assault uponi a -y...

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WHY COAL BURNS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 April 1878

WHY COAL BURNS. ~-4-- If you take a lump of coal out of the coal-scuttle you find yourself in possession of an irregular lump of black stone, which usually soils the hand that holds it, to a greater or less extent, and which generally presents but one obvious, feature-namely, that it clearly consists of thin parallel layers, some of which are usually shiny and glistening, while others are more dull and earthy in appearance. In conse quence of this structure, as everyone knows who has ever stirred a fire, it is comparatively easy to break up a piece of coal in one direction (the direction corresponding with that of the compo nent layers), but repeated blows from the poker may be vainly used if the refractory lump be attacked in the op posite direction (the direction at right angles to the layers). Now, as before remarked, there is nothing whatever about a piece of coal which would 'in any way indicate its inflammable nature, andperhaps the first question that'we houiild feel disposed...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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A TALKING MACHINE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 April 1878

A TALKING MAOHINE. The marvels of the phonograph in. crease in number and magnitude daily, so that it is scarcely possible to separate the feasible from the plausible, the probable from the possible, or even the jocular from the serious. The most wonderful of all the varieties of the instrument is called. the " talking pho nograph," because it not only transmits but originates speech. It is. the beau ideal of a praying machine, for the book of common prayer, if printed with phonotypes, may be put on a cylinder and the prayers ground out when wanted. The phonotypic copy may be produced by first talking to the machine, and this talk may be re produced centuries afterwards, so that by and by the dead may be heard to speak again; will-forgers may then be liable to be confronted with the very voice of the testator giving his last instructions; perjurers and prevaricators will be brought.to a stand-still by hear ing their own voices testifying against them; the unreliable organ of Sims Re...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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MADAME RACHEL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 April 1878

MADAME RACHEL. In the news received by cable from our London correspondent, it is stated that Madame Rachel has been sentenced to five years' imprisonment. Two or three days ago we furnished our readers with particulars of the extraordinary fraud perpetrated by this woman, Rachel Leverson, upon Mrs. Cecilia Maria Pearce, an Italian lady, twenty four years of age, and the wife of a London stockbroker. Mrs. Pearce, probably not possessed of much per sonal beauty, and envious of others of her sex who were more liberally en dowed by nature, was induced by the "Arabian Perfumer to the Queen" to undergo the course of enamelling, which would be of such permanency that at sixty she would look as young as she was then at twenty-four. £1000 Iwas the very moderate amount of com pensation that Madame required for her services. In proof of the success of her treatment, she called her dupe's attention to the juvenility of her own features, notwithstanding her advanced age of 86. Madame Rachel fur...

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CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents. REPLY TO MR. KINSMAN. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 April 1878

CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents. REPLY TO MLB KINSMAN. TO THE EDITOR OF THE wERECURT. Sir,-lf Mr. Kinsman expects the readers of your journal to believe in him, he must at least write truthfully and deal in a straightforward and honest manner with the Prayer Book of the church of which he has proved himself such an unworthy member. I will not attempt to follow him in his replies, as all the explanations I put forward are given by church writers of note, and which I unhesitatingly adopt as as mine. There are two points, however, showing either Mr. Kinsman's ignorance or wilful misrepresentation, that I must say a word or two upon. The first is the word "helL" As Mr. Kinsman persists in inter preting it "gehenna," the following extract from Bishop Browhe, the present Bishop of Winchester, on the XXXIX Articles, will show what sort of a guide Mr. Kinsman is. "Neither the creeds nor the church have been wont to use gehenna to express the ...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 April 1878

COUNCILS. CITY OP FITZROY. FanDAY, ArsIu 26TH, 1878. Present: The Mayor (Cr. Showers) in the chair, Crs. Evans. M'dMahon, Cuningham, Ewing, and Lyons. CORRESPONDEnCE. From Mr. Warming, asking the Council to kerb the channel in Scotchmer-street, between Best-street and St. George's-road. Referred to Public Works Committee. From Mr. Field, asking what was the decision of the Council in reference to a memorial urging the necessity of a lamp being placed in Henry-street. The letter referred to a report of a previous meeting of the Council, published in the columns of the Mercry, in which Cr. Evans was re ported as referring to the necessity of lamps in certain streets, and that said lamp should be put up out of courtesy to ratepayers. Mr. Field wanted to know where the distinction should be made be tween ratepayers. Referred to the Public Works Committee, and Mr. Field to be asked when the memorial referred to was sent to the Council. From Mr. Stranger complaining of storm water nuisanc...

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ABRTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 April 1878

ABBTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. AssrarCT of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week ending 13th April, 1878. District. _ 1 Brighton .... ... 2 - Brunswick ... ... '2 3 Carlton ... ... 19 16 Collingwood 31 20 Fitzroy ) "1" 2 Flemington ... .. .. 2 Footscray .. ... 8 3 Hawthorn ... ... - Hotham ... . 8 6 Kew ..... 2 3 Melbourne (South) . 6 - 30 Melbourne (West) ... 2 4 Prabran 10 4 Richmond ... ... 19 15 Sandridge .. ... 4 1 Emerald Hill 16 10 South Yarra ... ... 3 4 St. Kilda :.. ... 12 5 Williamstown .. ... 5 5 152 131 Of the total deaths, 45 or 34 per cent., were of children not exceeding the age of three years; 37 being under the age of one year.

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FROM THE POLICE GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 April 1878

FROM THE POLICE GAZETTE. Stolen from George Gresham's bedroom at the Hotel de Roma, Victoria parade, Fitzroy, between 11 p.m. on the 21st and 6 a.m. on the 22nd instant, £2 in notes; 7s. in silver; a gold ring, "Bendigo" en graved inside, Kangaroo and Emu on shield; and a gold ring with long amethyst set in it. The dwelling of George Clapperton, Ballarat and 3Iadeline streets, Carlton, was broken into between 11.30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the 22nd instant, and the following stolen:-A. cameo brooch and earrings with small pendant; a pair of gold earrings with fringe; a lady's gold neck chain; two small gold neck chains; a pair of gold sleeve studs with cross of garnets; a gold pin with emerald; a set of studs with rubies; a pair of silver sleeve studs with G C. in monogram; a gold nugget brooch; a gold slide with about twelve rubies; and a few small gold nuggets; value .45.

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UNLICENSED HOWLERS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERBURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 April 1878

TUNLICENSED HOWLERS. -4---~ TO THE EDITOR OF THE MEBBURY. Sir,-Allow me through the medium of your columns, to call the attention of the powers that be to the unlimited number of dogs of all sorts and condition that are permitted to roam at large, making night hideous by their unearthly row in the dis trict of North Fitzroy. Almost every householder is the owner of one or more of these brutes, and as there are few instances of their being kept within proper limits, you may imagine the annoyance caused in the neighborhood to persons of a quiet turn of mind. As long as dogs are regis tered complaints are out of place, but I don't suppose that one in six in the north are entered on the Inspector's books, or if they are people must have more money than sense. Those who regularly contri bute to the revenue by paying the regis tration fee, are always visited and served with a notice to the effectthat if the usual fee is not paid a summons will be issued. But I doubt whether the law is car...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE TRUNCATED PICHICIAGO. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 April 1878

THE TRUNCATED PICHICIAGO. The " truncated pichiciago" is one of the smallest of four-footed animals. It is not more than two iuches in length. The shield which covers the entire upper portion of its body is composed of a single piece, and consists of regular, uniform, and smooth scales neatly arranged like mosaic. This coat of mail is truncated vertically at its rear portion. The animal has a curious cut-off appearance owing to the apparent absence of a tail, but in reality due to the position of that member, which is short and closely pressed against the body. All the lower portions, theneck,stomach, sides and legs are covered with long and fine hairs. The pichiciago is found chiefly in the Corderillas mountains in Chili, where it feeds on earth worms, snails, and insects. It uses its long, large, and sharp nails to make burrows, which are often very deep. In these it remains concealed during th greater pact of the day, andrarelyventures to ?wander to any great distance even by nig...

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A CUPFUL OF BRAINS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 April 1878

A CUPFUL OF BRAINS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCUIT. Sir,--Will you kindly grant me a space in yourpaper for the purpose of correcting some statements that appeared in your issue of the 20th inst. I refer to some re marks in the article headed Phrenology. wherein a gentleman stated that he knew a man whose " head had been crushed be .tween the buffers of a railway carriage who had lost a cupful of brains," &c., &c. Now I know the man well to whom Mr. Macal lister refers, and can state positively that his head was not crushed between the buffers (that would be certain instant death for any man). He was caught between the coupling hooks of two trucks, and the in jury was bad enough, but, as I have pointed out, not so bad as between the buffers. Again, the man did not lose any of his brains, but the brain was lacerated, and considerably so, according to Dr. Garrard. Further, the injured man has lost none of his powers of reflection or recollection, as stated by Mr. Macalli...

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SINGING MICE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 April 1878

SINGING MIUE. In Nature was recently published an ac count of a singing mouse. A correspondent of the SRientifi? American gives us his testi mony to a fact which is rare, though as certain as that canaries sing. A few winters since, while one of his family was amusing herself at the piano, a mouse made his ap pearance on the threshhold of the apart ment, and undismayed by the light or the presence of the family, chirped and carolled with intense satisfaction to itself, and to the great delight of its audience. Fre quently afterward, but always in the even ing, the rare songster repeated his per formance. The piano keys were never struck that the mouse did not follow, bunt when the instrument was not touched, the music from the mouse would come, as if for a reminder. Sometimes the little animal made himself visible, and sometimes was hidden in the pantry, which, for reasons obvious to housekeepers, he, she, or it had selected as an abode. One evening the mouse was traced to the stair...

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JEWISH FUNERAL RITES. [SUNDAY AT HOME.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 April 1878

JEWISH FUN~ERAL RITES. [sxir Ar 1Hoxi.] The burial must be, if possible, within twenty-four hours after death. The body is never left; a light is placed at the head of it, and a basin with clean water and a towel by the side. The water and towel are left there for seven days; and the candle or lamp for thirty days. A. " learner" is appointed to watch over the body day and night, studying the Talmud as he does so. The inhabitants of the house in which a man has died, as well as those in the three next houses on either side, must pour away every drop of water that is there at the moment, for in the notion of the Rabbis the angel of death spills a drop of blood with his sword into the vacant space, and this blood may pos sibly have dropped into the water in these houses ! Another rite must be observed by all the Jews who claim to be Cohanim, or descendants of Aaron; they must not enter the house in which a corpse is lying; and should they hap pen to live in the same house, they must mo...

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ANECDOTE OF THEODORE HOOK. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 April 1878

ANECDOTE OF THEODORE HOOK. Strolling one day arm-in-arm with Daniel Terry, the actor, up a street in Soho, his .nostrils were assailed by a most savoury odour. `Looking down an area, he saw the servants in a kitchen below drdssing up a very fine dinner. " A party, no - doubt," said Terry; " jolly-dogs ! what a feast ! I- should like to make one of them." "I'll take a bet I do," replied Hook. "Call for me here at ten." Leaving his friend, he mounted the steps and knocked at the door. Believing him to be one of the expected guests, the servant con ducted him to the drawing-room, where a number of people were already as sembled. Making himself perfectly at home, he had half-a-dozen people about him, laughing at his bon mots, before the host discovered that a stranger was present. ." I beg your pardon, sir." he said, addressing the uninvited one, "your, name ?-I: did not quite catch it; servants are so in correct." " Smith, sir, Smith," replied the unblushing. Theodore, "don't apologise...

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NOTES AND COMMENTS. Fitzroy, 25478. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 April 1878

NOTES AND COMMENTS. BY COSMOPOLITE. Fitzroy, 25 1 4 78. The Easter Holidays are .over, and all the excitement dependent thereupon is ended much to the relief of parents and guardians. What with Ballarat Excursions, Easter Sports, and School Holidays, families have been kept in a state of perpetual uproar and unrest, especially as the weather has proved so unfavorable to the enjoyment of out door amusements. Why Easter should be chosen as a time for celebrating anniversaries, etc., I am at a loss to understand, because as everybody knows the weather is always uncertain, and ten chances to one it is sure to be wet or stormy; and yet in spite of this there are .more sports arranged for this time of year than at any other period. The Fitzroy and Collingwood Sports passed off in a satisfactory manner, all things considered, but as everybody is supposed to have been there, or have ere this heard all about them, it is needless for me to dilate upon the various scenes enacted there. How the...

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COLLINGWOOD—FRIDAY, 26TH APRIL, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 April 1878

COLLINGWOOD--FsDTA, 26rn APsIL, 1878. Before Mr. Panton, P.M. (in the chair), his Worship the Mayor (3. H. Turner, Esq.), and Messrs. W. Kidney, J. Eade, and J. Levens. John Owens was charged with larceny from a dwelling. Mr. T. Ewing, J.P., stated that on the 14th of this month a number of articles, comprising a macintosh umbrella, pair of boots, tablecloth, a quantity of butter, and a fowl, were taken from his premises in Brunswick-street. He identi fied the articles now produced as his pro perty. Detective Considine stated that he arrested the prisoner on the morning of the 14th with the articles in his possession. The prisoner pleaded guilty, and was again charged, along with Geo. Clements, with burglary and stealing from the pre mises of Mr. Ford, landlord of Fox's Hotel, Wellington-street, on Saturday, the 12th inst. Maria Ford stated that she kept house for her brother. Missed the property pro duced, a pair of blankets, on Saturday, the 12th, and identified them as her brothe...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 April 1878

ST. SAVIOUR'S -;.. Becreation Society. ENTLEMIEEN wishing to join the above Sarequested to leave their names with the Rev. C. M. Yelland. Cambridge street, Mr. Carruthers, the Hon. Secretary, 24 Derby street, Mr. Vivian, Hon. Treasurer, Wellington street, or any member of the Committee. J. CARRUTHERS, Secretary, JOHN BANTON, BOOT MAKER, 1831 SIMPSONS EOAD, Collingwood. All repairs neatly executed. W. & A. BENNETTS, In returning thanks to their numerous customers and friends for the liberal sup port accorded them during the many years they have been engaged in business in Eitzroy, wish to intimate that with an idea of shortening the hours of business, both for themselves and those in their employ, have determined to Close their Establishments on and after the 1st May at 6 o'clock each Evening. except Saturdays, when they will close at 7 o'clock. As the Early Closing movement depends entirely upon the Public, and feeling assured that the same amount of business as now transact...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 April 1878

Funerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN, rnT IId e r t a k er, At PRICES LOWEE than any homse in Victoria. Note the address. 203 3 205 SMITH ST, FTZBOF. REED'S JIEWELLERY And WATCHJAKING ESTABLISHMENTs 78 BBUNSWICK STREET, F ITZOY, Ten doorsfrom Gertrude-street MR. MICHAEL KIDSTON, Solicitor, Conveyancer. Proctor, and Attorney. 7 COLLINS ST. EAST, MELBOURNE, Opposite National Bank. Residence--194 Victoria Parade. East Melbourne, corner Clarendon-street. raHE MELBOURNE ATHENEUM.-Up I wards of 200 distinct home, foreign, and intercolonial -NEWSPAPERS - filed regu larly. fjHE MELBOURNE ATHENEUM-New I Newsroomnow open.31 copies Melbourne dailies exhibited, shipping telegrams, &c THE AELBOURNE ATHENUMU, Main READINGEOOM containe great variety illustrated and weekly papers. 150 magazines, reviews, &c. MHE MELBOURNE ATHENI UM-Cir Sculating Library of 16,000 volumes and Library of reference. New books constantly added. THE MELBOURNE ATHENR~UM-Nu merous Classes.towhich Members of t...

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MARIE, an Emotional Story. (Adapted from the French of an anonymous Lady Writer) SPASM VII. A CONFESSION. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 April 1878

MARIE, an Emetional Story. -(Adapted from tie French of an anonymous Lady Writer) Br E. A. SaMsoN. SPASM VII. A CONFESSION. I started from my seat one evening, my heart palpitating with reawakened memories, at hearing from the room opposite to that in which I sat, the door of mine being partly open at the time, the fondly remembered monoto nous droning of poor old Margaret's spinning-wheel. Its sound was fraught with such in delible associations, that in a moment, Margaret, poor old faithful soul, was present to, my view, as vividly as if she still had life.on. earth. Forgetful.of her death, and turning hastily around I anticipated fuilly, ,tlat I s~ould see her, at her usual occupa tiq . . My temporary illusion, short-lived deldsion of an excited brain some would say, was speedily dispelled, for I was moved with fevered agitation and sur prise, at the sight of Marie, who was spinning rapidly, her features "shadowed o'er," with a saddened melancholy abstraction. So absorbed in study...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 April 1878

GENERAL NOTICEo. S oHE Mercury is published every Saturday 1 Morning.' Persons wishing to have the paper regularly delivered at their place of business or residence will be charged Is. per quarter, payable in advance; by post 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 7s. 6d. Official and Election Advertisements, each insertion, per inch ... 2. 6d. Want places, Servants, Houses and Land for Sale or to Let, Articles c-for Sale or Exchange, Miscel laneous, Missing Friends, &c., Os. Gd. Notices of Births, Deaths, and Marriages ... ... ... 1. Od. To Anvzma?szas.-Notice to wlthdraw advertisements must be given inauriting. TIIHE Mercury can be obtained from any of .L the following agents :-Subscription ls. per quarter. . G. CAaameL ... 167 Smith street. Mrs. WOODon...

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