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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 4 May 1878

GENERAL NOTICE. fýl Mercury is published every Saturday Morning.. Persons wishing to have the paper regularly delivered at their place of business or residence will be charged ls. per quarter, payable in advance; bypost is. 6a. per quarter. The quarter commences onthe firstSatur day in the months of December, March, ~une, 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 ... 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 ... ... ... is. Od. To Anvn~Tsass.-No?ice :to withdramt advertisements must lbe givesni writing. - lIHE Mercury can be obtained from anytof A the following agents :---Subscription ls. perquarter.- - G. CABRNXI ... 167 Smith street . Mrs. WooD-...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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SKETCH OF AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY LIFE. THE BUSH BARMAID. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 4 May 1878

RKETCH OF AUSTRAMLIAN COlUmE Br Ms. CAEPBELL. AuSTELLA BEsn THE BUSH BARMAID. Tan bush barmaid has generally been hired in one of the Metropolitan labor offices, and despatched u}i cot n re sponse to a .written order' Iori-. t showy barmaid" for the" Squatters Arms Hotel," at Swipingtown, in the pastoral or mining districts. She is generally young, tall, and passably handsome and very dressy, she affects startling colors, and has a profusion of false .hair; her fiUgers (coarse and puffy-looking) are " crowded " with cheap rings; and heavy ornaments. facetiously termed " e-aiangs," dangle from her ears. Being well aware that she has been engaged to attract men to come to the bar of her employer, to drink, and spend money, she does all her sighing. ogling, glancing, and even occasional winking, as if she did so by contract, and heartily loved the job! What a strange lot of loquacious fools and libertines she must think the apologies for men are, who continue in her presence to drink, ...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 4 May 1878

PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY. MAY 4, 1878. WE have hitherto, in our leading columns, refrained from alluding to, or in anywise discussing the objects of those who have initiated and have the management. of the Gospel Tent in Cbllingwood. Our reticence on the subject is simply due to the fact that we desire not to throw any obstacle in the way of those who, from a sincere purpose and a pure motive, seek to ameliorate the condition, and lessen the sufferings.of the poor in our midst. Where such was the actuating principle -though the course of procedure might be open to question-still much might be overlooked, trusting to time and experience to rectify the errors of action. However, the question has become the subject of newspaper con troversy, and our reticence is at an end. His.Worship the Mayor of Collingwood has written a letter to the Argns on the subject, and in terms somewhat con demnatory. As the first gentleman of the City in which the Gospel Tent ha...

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MARIE, an Emotional Story. (Adapted from the French of an anonymous Lady Writer) SPASM VIII. LOVE.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 May 1878

MARIE, an Emotional Story. (Adprted from the French of an anonymous Lady Writer) Br E. A. SAxsotr. SpAsMx VIIL LOVE.-Continued. I arose noiselessly, yet abruptly from my seat. Marie's foot was resting motionless on thetreadle of the spinning wheel. On seeing me get up, she quickly set it once again in motion, and resumed with haste the winding of the threads from off her distaff. Then she strove to look as though uncon scious of the fact, that I was standing up before her. "You are working far too late, and far too much, Marie," I said with trembling agitated utterance. "You are wearing out your life with all this ceaseless toil. You should be more careful of your health, and take more ease and rest." And the wheel again ceased turning. Its droning stopped. It and Marie both remained immovable. Both were silent. Both seemed equally deprived of life, of force, of animation. Drawing near to her my chair, I sat down close beside her. Looking with the earnestness of heartfelt interest, ...

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CHRIST THE GOOD SHEPHERD OF HIS SHEEP! [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 May 1878

CHRIST- THE GOOD SHEP " -HERD OF HIS BHEEP! Being outlines of the substaniice ofa Gospel address preached in the Gold-st. (Rev. C. M. Cherbiiry's) Mission Chapel in Collingwood; With a few additions now-made, by Mr. Campbell, the Australian . .Bush Missionary. "Iam the Good Shepherd."-. JoHr X. I1 & 14. Although Christ spoke as never any other man spoke, yet His texts and Gospel addresses were always homely and simple. Christ never preached " pon stilts ;" hence his addresses were always attractive to, and easily under stood by, the majority of His hearers. Qur text, which is a sweet and assur `ig 'ne;-refers to` Christ's office as the Go.odShepherd of His people. 1. i[ Pilestine, in our Lord's 'di', flocks of sheep were small. It is so now (and in all climes and ages) just the same with Christ's flock. It is always a small one at any given period; altho' at the last great day, it will be a flock "which no man" will be able to number. Christ Himself said to His disciples "Fe...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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THE DALTON CASE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 May 1878

THE DALTON CABSE TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERBCURTY. Sir.-In your issue of the 4th inst., you report a case brought before the Coiling wood bench on the 4th ult., in which Jane James was charged with assaulting a girl named Dalton, there appears a statement made by Mr. Kidston, the solicitor for the defence, which is utterly at variance with the facts of the case. Of course I do not suppose for a moment that Mr. Kidston made any assertions other than he had been instructed to be the truth, but at the same time I think he could easily have been a little more choice of terms in his abuse of the other side, especially as they were absent and could not contradict anything said about them. Perhaps you may ask "Why were they not represented?" The answer is simple. The prosecution was in the hands of the police who, of course, were expected to take all the necessary steps to procure evidence. At the time the case was called on, the victim of the assault was lying helpless on a couch in a room ...

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FITZROY—THURSDAY, MAY 9. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 May 1878

FITZBOY-ThusnuAT, MAY 9. Before Messrs. Showers, Rushall, Baven, T. Kidney, and Marsden. John McLellan-Illusage to a horn,. Sergeant Bennie stated that on Saturday, the 4th instant, he was in the wood market and frem the appearance of a horse therein he examined it, and found its back and shoulders to be in a very pitiable condition. The man said that the horse was his only means of subsistence. and he had done his best to keep the horse well. Fined 10s. or 24 hours' imprisonment. Matthew Devlin-Wandering cow, The City Inspector stated that the same cow had been wandering on a previous date, and Devlin had been fned on Monday for it. Fined 19s. w:th 10s. costs. John O'Connell-Wandering cow. Fined 10s. with 5s. costs. Alexander McGuffin-Driving horse and cart over the footpath on the Heidelberg road. Fined 5s. and 10s. costs. -James Battersby - Wandering goat. Fined 2s. 6d. and 7s. 6d. costs. Robert Jackson-Wandering goat. Fined 2s. 6d. and 7s. 6d. costs. -

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MR. KINSMAN AGAIN REPLIES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 May 1878

MB. KINSMALN AGAIN REPLIES. 6 THE EDRITO OF THE MEECUO T. Sir.-I am sorry again to trouble you with our church correspondence. The Rev. J. Caton's long silence led me to think that the matter was closed, but from your issue of the 27th ult. it appears as if he had taken to himself a spirit more knowing than him self, and has written in a yet more mean, insulting, and personal manner; instead, like a clergyman, answering the important doctrines at issue, which evasions must be apparent to every reader. I now feel compelled, though reluctantly, to answer the personalities though foreign to the matter, and which appear intended to engender strife between the herdmen of Abram and Lot. But I have confidence in' the good common sense of the laity, and they do not forget that 2000 clergymen rather-than give their assent to that book sacrificed their livings and their all. Mr. Caton now says-" If Mr. Kinsman expects the. readers, of your journal to believe in him he must at least write trut...

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COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 May 1878

COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZIOY. FarAYr, MIxY 10?, 1S78. Present: The Mayor (Cr. Showers) in th chair, Crs. Evans, Tucker, Cunningham Woodhead, Ewing, and Lyons. COBR SPODEINCE. From John Turner, in reference to th cleansingof his cess-pans. Referred to the Surveyor. The complaint of Mr. Turner was against the contractor of cleansing the night pans of the City. that the only trace of scarlet fever found was in a family named McAlise; one boy longing to the family having shown ght symptoms of the fever. . Senior Constable H. J. Bunting, now in arge of the Heidelberg Police-station, as asked to accept the office of Inspector Nuisances at a salary of £10 per annum. onstable Bunting accepted the appoint ment. TREASURBE's REPORT was then read, showing receipts for the onth, amounting to £13 8s. 3d; balance hand, £2,019 Is. suxVETOa'S BEPORT n repairs effected to the Race-course bridge and also on a culvert near Cr. Studley's property, which would cost £7 to repair. The report was adopted. The ...

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CAGED BIRDS—SONG AND TALKING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 May 1878

CAGED BIRDS-SONG AND TALUING. BY SoSPHn BAMPsoN. There is a great number of birds, so many that I will not try to name them all, for I could not, but will try to enumerate a few of the ones we are most familiar with. I will write a little about the songsters first. They are generally plain in plumage, and Nature seems to have arranged for this by giving them the power of singing to make up ; and, for mypart, I would greatly prefer to have a sweet singing canary (though to sure there are some very pretty canaries, and I would have both combined in that case' than the most beautiful bird we have. In England the birds are plain, and beau fal singers-the thrush, the lark, the linni the nightingale, and a great many mo whose names I cannot recollect ; while a. the birds brought from tropical regions are, though very beautiful and brilliant in colour and shape, for the most part silent. It would not do to say they are silent altogether, for we get many very good talk ing birds from Africa...

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AMATEUR ORATORY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 May 1878

AMATEUR ORATORY. Amateur Oratory, was the name of a very amusing paper read by Mr. E. J. Atkinson, at the last meeting of the Albert Street Young Men's Association. After telling his audience that in Oratory a com bination of originality, with art, marks the orator, while a master of speech, would add to these qualities a thorough sympathy with his subject. Mr. Atkinson gave a description of certain individuals, who came under his definition of Amateur Oratory, prominent among these, were, the alphabetical letter monopolizing Worthy Grand, &c., of some temperance fraternity; the political wonder who had reached his pinnacle of fame,jwhen he was elected to second some very nation-saving motion; the make-believe religious enthusiast, who disturbs the afternoon walk of peaceable citizens by his scathing eloquence; and the Sunday school superintendent, who beams resplendent with self-satisfied smiles, while he is annually slobbered over by his ministerial friends. The essayist e...

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COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY, 7TH MAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 May 1878

COLLINGWOOD-Tusanru, 7xv MAr. Before Messrs. Turner, Kidney, Walker, Levens, Nettleton, and Barnett, Margaret Thompson, drunk and disor derly. Fined 10s. or 48 hours. Barbara Young, drunk and disorderly. Discharged, to give her an opportunity of reforming. Charles Anderson, James Boyd, William Vickers, and Arthur Asling, four respecta ble-looking little boys, were charged with breaking into the house of Ah Guin, and stealing therefrom a sum of 40e. and a knife. Ah Gain said he was a gardener, living in Simpson's road. He had two partners living with him. On the 27th April he went to market with his two partners about 3.30 in the morning; he locked up the house. He went home at about 4.15 in the afternoon. He knew a boy named Wat son, whom he saw standing at his father's door. Al Guin went into his house and saw all his things knocked about. He dis covered that a knife, a sharpening stone, some matches, and about £2 were missing. The knife only had been recovered. He did not know any...

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HURLING. COLLINGWOOD v. HEIDEBERG. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 May 1878

HURLING. .COLLUGWOOD V. HIIDELBEBG. These clubs met for the first time this season last Saturday, and although the recent. heavy rains rendered the ground on which the match was played (Kinsella's Paddock) moist even to slipperiness, a well-played game was the result. The benefit of playing coolly, collectively, and also all together, was unmistakeably evidenced in the very creditable success gained by the local team. Many individual players from Heidelberg showed at times brilliant play, but they could not make headway against the phalanx-like body op posed to them. Collingwood won the match by 3 goals; their opponents failed to score. The following is a brief account of the day's play: The game commenced at 3.30, almost in stantly the ball found its way to the Heidelberg goal; this mainly through the exertions of Hooke and Flanagan. What I said about playing together was here clearly demonstrated, the first goal was hit very prettily, Locke got hold of it and sent it on to W. Cody...

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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY, 6TH MAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 May 1878

POLICE. FITZROY-Mos nAY, 6T$ MAY. Before Messrs. Showers, Ricardo, Raven, Bell, Woodhead, and Maraden. Joseph Anderson, drunk and disorderly, and assaulting the police. Con. McMahon said that on Sunday evening he went to a house in Fitzroy street, where he had been told a great disturbance had been carried on. He saw.the prisoner run out of a house n that street using very bad language. He then behaved in a very violent manner co the police, kicking frantically. Fined Os. or 48 hours for being drunk and dis orderly. Fined 40s. or 14 days for assault; ing the police. John Ford, drunk and disorderly. John looked very pitiable, but as he had been locked up since Saturday was dis charged. James Marshall and Jeremiah Phillips were charged with being vagrants, bit as they were supposed to be connected with a robbery lately committed, they were re manded till Friday at Collingwood. ASSAULT AmD BnBBEnT. Adolph Sander, assault and robbery. George Thomas Orchard said he was a waiter out of em...

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A PRIZE ESSAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 May 1878

A PEIZE ESSAY. [The following Essay is one ofthose which were written for the Mayor of Fitzroy's Essay Competition, and whichias read at a Social held in the Fitzroy Council Chamber on Saturday afternoon last.: The examiners speak highly of the Essay, and it is published in our columns with a viewr to show the advantage of "Intellectual Reading' being taught in our State schools.--ED.]

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TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 May 1878

"TO CORMESPONDENT& . Rejected communications cannot be returned under any circumstances whatever. No notice can be taken of anonymous? com 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, ordersfor the paper, and remittances, be ad dressed to Gnrrrsrr & SPAvEs, and not to the Enrron . A?VRVRTIsEMExTS, in all cases, to bep epaid. :Letters and other communications intended for insertion .in the news columns should. 4 addressed to the Editor. -

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THE MAYOR'S SOCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 May 1878

THE -AYO'SB BOCIAL. On Saturday afternoon last, at the invitae tion of His, Worship the Mayor of Fitzroy (Cr. Showers), the children of the State schools, who had competed for the prizes offered by His Worship to the best essayist on the domestic pets-the cat, dog', and caged birds-with their parents and a number of their friends assembled in the Council Chamber, to witness the distribu tion of the prizes to the successful essayists. The chamber was comfortably filled, His Worship sitting at the head thereof, with prominent members of the Board of Advice and the teachers of the State schools on either hand. His Worship having briefly explained the object of the meeting and called on Mr. T. H. Templeton to report. That gentleman remarked that he had no written report, but would simply state that after the essays were written, which were done without the assistance of friends or books, two teachers were appointed to examine the essays proceeding from the pupils of the third, so that e...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, MAY 11, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 May 1878

PUBUSHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY. MAY 11,' 1878. A correspondent in another 'olamn" replies to a paragraph in our issue of last week, in which the case of Mrs. JANE Ja?ES was referred ;to, and in which paragraph Mrs. JAxE' solicitor, Mr. KIDSTON, was reported to .have made certain allegations against the gir whonrMrs. Ja?Us ieaUleged to have injured, and also against the plarents of the girl. Our correspondent gives Mr. KIDSTON'S statement a sweeping denial, and puts a completely different aspect upon the case, and in doing so, unwit tingly exposes the extremely lax and reprehensible conduct of the police in their pi~secution of Mrs. Jeisis and exemplifies our iremarks in a previous issue as to the undue license allowed legal practitioiers' in courts of law. Mr. KIDSTON was no doubt acting under instructions and: had, as a professional mai, to use every endeavor to explain away the charges against his client and thus secure. her. liberation, but iwe venture to s...

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DEPARTURE OF MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 May 1878

AMaisr..per Ta joye, via Suez, for South a-A V7-W Ai traliub i, the' East, the Cape, Europe, America, and the United Kingdom, be'despatched on Tuesday next, 14th May, closing at the Collingwood Office, for Registered Letters at 4"30' p.m.,' and for M'oney Orders on the United Kingdom at 6.p.m? on Monday, the 13th; for News-. papers-- -ia, Southampton, at 9 a.m., and 4 for ordinary letters and packets, and for newspapers, ,viar Brindisi, at 10 a.m., on 4 Tuesday, the 14th. A special' mail with ] late fee letters, is closed at the Collingwood I Office, Smith street, at 12 noon on the day 2 of sailing Stolen from tle dwelling of eorge Glass cock, North Fitzroy, on the 11th instant, a large silver locket, Indian figures engraved on it. " "the property dý?ame "Atwood, "on the 6th instant, a silver lever hunting watch, No. 3972, Thompson, London, a gold oval locket 1 attached by h piece of black ribbon. Clara Hilton, JTames street; Fitzroy, lost, on the 1st instant, in Melbourne, a dark l...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 11 May 1878

T..HOMAS BOSWELL'' . GENERAL BLACK-SNIT Coach-builder; Plough-maker, and - Veterinary Shoeing Smith - Heidelbdrg Road, Clifton:HilL JOHN BANTOQN, BO:OT MA K'ER, 131 SIMPSON'S ROAD, . .: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 Ist 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 transacted. can be done in less hours, W. & A. Bzv-res trust that their friends will assist the movement by SHOPPING EARLY. and that the cause of Early Closing now commen...

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