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PENNSYLVANIA ROMANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 May 1878
PENNSYLVANIA RQMANCE. The American papers publish the following from Port Jervis:-"One morning in April last a young Irish girl, named Maggie Burton, employed as a domestic by a family named Vandyke, of this village, took the Homsdale way freight, on the Erie Railway, for Lackawaxen, Pennsyl vania, whither she was going to visit relatives living near there. When within a few miles of the place, the car in which she was riding was wrecked by the locomotive of another train, pass ing on the eastward bound track, being thrown from the rails, and dashed into the passenger car of the way feight. The girl was buried beneath broken timbers, and when found was uncon scions from a severe fracture of the skull, from which the brain was oozing. It was not supposed that she could live more than a few minutes, but she was taken as quickly as possible to the Williamstown House, Lakawaxen, and was at the end of three months entirely restored to health. The railway com pany paid all the expenses of...
COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 May 1878
COUNCILS. ' CITY OF FITZROY. T?? sVarT, Mar 23,1878. Present: The Mayor (Cr. Showers) in the chair, Crs: Evans, McMahon, Hackett, Woodhead, Ewing, and Lyons. I 3a :-CORSPONDZNC. From Mr. Dimond, complaining of being excessively rated for his property, the demand made being eight times the amount of what he was rated at last year. He also complained of being insulted by the collector who called upon him for the rate, when hý-Mr, Dimond--rvent to him and asked why he tld not received a notice, informing him of what amount he had been rated ;n, thus giving him no chance of appeal. The letter was received. From J. Jessup, Secretary of the Fitzroy Cricket Club, asking the Council to vote the sum'of £25 "to cover expense of remov ing old fence now standing on the proposed roadway at junction of Brunswick.street and Saint George's-Road, North Fitzroy, and erecting new one, to be in uniform with that now being erected around the Edinburgh Gardens." Referred to the Public Works Committee. Fr...
BROKEN FRIENDSHIPS. [SUNDAY MAGAZINE.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 May 1878
BROKEN FRIENDBHIP..? . [SunDaY Mso)zniL I ] A wrong done or harsh words uttered, some stiffness or discourtesy of manner, some apparent slight or forgetfulness one or other of thiese have been " the little rift within the lute, that by-and by will make the music mute." But surely such things as these need not sever, those who have called each other "friends." They would not if we understood each other and ourselves better, if we would make larger allow ances, if we would be more generous and less suspicious. For the remedy lies often in two words, first, frankness -and then, trust. We find that our friend has injured us; we believe, we fear, that he has injured us wilfully. But we might, at any rate, give him the benefit of the doubt, make known to him our indictment, and let him plead his cause. He may be able to clear himself entirely; but if he cannot, he will at least, if he cares at all-for us and our love, meet candour with candour, and own that heedlessly, possibly half-uncon...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 May 1878
..THOMAS :.BOSWELL,: ., GENERAL BLACK MITHR Coach-builder,-Plough-maker, add Veterinary Shoeing Smith :Heidelberg -Road, Clifton Hill. ..JOQHN .BANT N,... BOOT MAKER, 81 SIMPSON'S ROAD, Collngwood. A lrepairs neatly execated. W.I? A. BENNETTS, In.returning thanks to' their numerous ciistomers.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 Maj at 6 o'clock eachEvening., except Sato rdoys; when they will close at 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 hoprs, W. & A. B~ rrs trust :that their friends will assist the movement by " - SHOPPING EARLY. - - and that the cause of ;Early Closing now commenced by th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 May 1878
Funerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN, nd ct ertaker At PRICES LOWER than any house in Victoria Note the address:. 203 $· 205 SMITHST., FITZROY. Just Published Prophetic study of the Signs of the Times; England's Mission; Russia's Destiny and Final Overthrow; The whereabouts of the Lost Ten Tribes of IsraeL Br Profe?r HALL, N.B. To be obtained at any of the Booksellers and Stationers. J. POPE, PRACTICAL HORSE CUPPER AND SINGER, CONiER RUSSELL & GIPPS STS, Near Royal George hotel, Hoddle- t., COLLINGWOOD, Has commenced Clipping for the Season. All horses entrusted to his care will be well done, and receive every possible at tention by day or night. Terms reasonable. Orders received at Robinson's Shoeing Forge. Johnston-street, Collingwood. TlBE MELBOURNE ATHENUMI.--Up 1 wards of 200 distinct home, foreign, and intercolonial NEWSPAPERS filed regu larly. TqHE MELBOURNE ATHENZUM--New I Newaroomnow open.31 copies Melbourne dailies exhibited, shipping telegrams, &c THE MELBOUR...
COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY, 21ST MAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 May 1878
COLLINGWOOD-TUESDAY, 21ST MAY Before Messrs. Turner, Levens, Kidney, Eade, and Barnett. Thomas Donaldson, arespectable looking man, was fined 5s for being drunk and dis orderly. Caroline Wilkins, a very small respect- able looking little girl, was charged with stealing 9d from another little girl. The bench gave the child a severe reprimand and sent her home with her mother. There was no appearance of the prosecutrix. Thomas Collier, a journalist, was charged with wilful trespass. Con. Sparling said the man got into a cab and would not leave it. The prosecutor did not appear and Collier was discharged. Margaret McQuilian was charged with stealing a pocket handkerchief from Maria Sparling in Smith street on Saturday night at about half-past nine. In answer to Mr. Edwards, who appeared for the defence, Mrs. Sparling said that she had washed the handkerchief and it had been in her pos session since the night it was taken. She would distinctly swear that the woman stole the handkerchief...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 May 1878
DURHAM:' .:'HO USE. STAILOR & 'HABIT _:MAKER, - l a SHITI~2TJ M -" - -. . ' FITZEOY.... .. . :R. .KER:SHAW.: ldFamily 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 Haircutters to equal PROFESSOR HIGGINBOTHAM. T. HIGGINBOTHAN, Sensational Haircutter, etc., Respectfully informs the public that be 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 SMITH STREET, FITZROY. All kinds of Fancy Pipes, etc. CHAS. MOORE, (Late of Collingwood) Carver S G~-1cler, Picture Frame Maker, 114 Lonsdale st., opposite hospital, Melb'ne. Re-Gilding, Map Mounting, &c. RS: RICHARD DAWSON - TEACHER OF PIANOFORTE, 283 NICHOLSON ST., FITZROY. NIGHOLSON &-ASCHERBERG'S CHAS. C...
The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 May 1878
PUBUSHED EVERY SATURDAY. .Labor Omniwincit.. SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1878. Wa have had occasion before tb speak of the relations, or presumed relations, of the Governmeint and the working. classes. We are, 'through present existing circumstances, again called upon to draw the attention of the' community to the matter. It lmappens unfortunately at this':juncture: agreat and iomewhat serious depression exists in all branches of trade, and there is a general outcry. aud,:complaint... The' igtelligence fromEurope anid America informs us;f the prevalence .f..the same evil in a more or less -'inodified or intensified form. Many .are the'caius no doubt which have operated, and are even now in operation, bringing about the present state of things. In Great; Britain, and on the Continent of Europe, the unsettled state of the Eastern question is a principal factor. The almost. entire destruction of trade ito those countries which are -the scene conflict. betwmeei: Russia audl-Ttirkey; 'the closing ...
POLICE. HEIDELBERG—MONDAY, MAY 20. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 May 1878
POLICE. HEIDELBERG—MONDAY, MAY 20. Before Messrs. McArthur and Bond, J.P.'s E. Dunn, of Templestowe was summoned &nbsp; for allowing a number of cattle to wander in the public roads. During the hearing of the case, Mr. O'Brien, secretary of the Bulleen counicil informed the magistrates that the council, which he represented, did not wish the police to prosecute persons for allowing their cattle to wander on the roads. Mr. O'Brien refused to state whether he made the statement in a private or public capacity, The magistrates then characterised the remarks as impertinent, especially as Mr. O'Brien refused to be sworn. It being proven that the cattle were only passing from one paddock to another, the case was dismissed.
FITZROY—MONDAY, 20TH MAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 25 May 1878
FITZROY- MONDAY, 20TH MAY. Before Messrs. Showers, Ricardo, and Marsden. Duncan. Lamont-Insulting behaviour. Having been locked up since Saturday Duncan was discharged. Henry Hughes was fined 10s or 24hours, for being drunk and disorderly. John McMahon was fined 10s. or 24 hours for being drunk and disorderly. John was out on bail and did not appear. George Yorke was charged with em bezzlement.. William R. Percival, dairyman, said the prisoner had been in his employ, and one day left without giving any notice. Suspicions of something being wrong he went to various customers an, found that sums amounting to £1 9s. 7d. had been misappropriated. Percival said he did not wish to press the charge. The police did not wish to press it either, and as the money was promised to be refunded, Yorke was discharged. Emanuel v. Levi--Smmons for denta attendance. Mr. Lyons appeared for the defence, and objected to the summons on the ground that it was not a true copy of the summons, inasmuch as it ...
PRESTON STATE SCHOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 June 1878
PRESTON STATE SCHOOL. Mr. Hanna who has been in charge of the above school for the past three years, and who has been removed to take charge of the Footscray State school, was pre sented on Thursday last, by the children of his school with a handsome piece of plate, consisting of a Tea and Coffe Service bear ing the following inscription upon it: " A token of love presented to Mr. and Mrs. Hanna by the children of the State school, Preston." The Rev. Mr. Ussher occupied the chair, and spoke for some time on the rapid progress the children had made under Mr. Hanna's charge, and also the very high esteem in which that gentleman was held by the inhabitants of the district. The ceremony of presentation was then per formed by Miss M. Noble and Master W. Woods, on behalf of the other children. An appropriate address was also read. Mr. Hanna made a suitable reply, thanking the children for the compliment they had paid him, and also the inhabitants of the dis trict for the kindness he had a...
FROM THE POLICE GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 June 1878
PROM TEE POLICE GAZETTE. Stolen from the person of Kate Kenny, !Carlton, on the 23rd inst., in Melbourne, a black leather purse containing a pair of gold earrings with red stone in centre, one of them broken; also, a few shillings. Stolen from the dwelling of Lousia Meyer, 67 Moor Street, Fitzroy. on the 23rd inst., an English gold loccet, gothic window. pattern, for four photographs; one pair of silver earrings, star pattern, a turpuoise in centre; one large oval silver locket, line of fancy work down centre set with thirteen turquoises, photograph of a gentleman inside; and £2 17s. in money. George William Llyod is charged, on .warrant issued by the Collingwood Bench, with deserting his children on the 17th inst. Description:-English, woodcarver,40years of age, 5 feet 3 in high, medium build, pale complexion, bloated face, fair hair and whiskers, slight beard and moustache; wore grey ulster overcoat with black velvet collar, paget coat, gray striped trousers, soft drab felt hat, s...
FEARFUL CARRIAGE CATASTROPHE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 June 1878
FEARBFUL CARBBAGE CATASTROPHE..F '-p Great excitement prevailed in Dunedin last week in consequence of the receipt of brief telegrams stating that Mr. Charles Nichols, of the frm of Messrs. Dalgety, Nichols and Co., had been instantaneously killed by a coach accident at the Horse Ranges, between Moeraki and Palmerston, and that Mr. Ernest Maitland, sixteen years of age, the son of Mr. J. P. Maitland, was fatally injured at the same time. The following is the telegraphic account sup plied from Oamaru :-" The coach left Palmerston for Moeraki at the usual time, having fifteen passengers aboard, one of whom was a lady. All went well till de scending the Horse Ranges, when the traces of one of the horses became loose, Goddard, who is a careful driver, and who has been on the road for nine years, was driving. On the box was a young man named Maitland. He tried to put his foot on the break to assist Goddard, but his foot slipped, and he fell down among the horses' feet. In falling he knoc...
SPORTS. HURLING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 June 1878
SPORTS. BHURLING. To-day the Collingwood Hurling Club send a team to Heidelberg to meet the local players on the Heidelberg Racecourse. The game is arranged to start punctually at three o'cloek, and the following are selected to represent Collingwood: Messrs. Alford, Bourke, Bennett Brown, Cody (4), Cunningham, Carroll, Curtin, Duncan, Flaagagan, Forrester, Hughes, King, Locke, McNamara, ' urphy, Moore, Menzies, Stevens, Spaven, Troy, and Tandy, who are requested to meet at Curtins' Weigh bridge Hotel, Johnston street, from whence a start will be made sharp at a quarter to two o'clock. FOOTBALJ. Twenty-five of Clifton played Twenty of the Albert Park on the ground of tne latter, :and were defeated by one goal, kicked by Minehan. There was a good muster of spectators at the game, which was well con tested on both sides, the goal not being ob tained till considerably after half-time, and then only by fine play. The Clifton players were somewhat overmatched, but went in to their.work w...
ABRTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 June 1878
ABRTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEAIHS. AasTEACT of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week ending 18th May,1878. District. - I-' Brighton ... ... .. 5. Brunswick .. 4 - Carlton 38 9 Coilingwood s a Fitzroy , Flemingtonray .. Footscray 4 4... . 4 Hawthorn .. ..., 4 1 Hotham- ... 1 5 Kew .. ... 8 Melbourne (South) ... B 21 Melbourne (West) .. 11 8 Prahran ... .. 4 6 Richmond ... . .. 12. 5 Sandridge ... ...: 4 3 Emerald ill . . . .. !1Q, 8 South Yara ... 6 St. Kilda ... ..; 6 . wef160ef 92? Of the total deatlis, 19 or 2 er cent., were of children noteeceeding the age of three yeaes; 1Sbeing under tht age of one year. .v1ýo of
AN APPALLING DISASTER. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 June 1878
AN APPALLING DISASTER. A most singular, and unfortunately appalling catastrophe, happened at the Atlas Iron Works, Darling Harbour, yesterday afternoon, says the Sydney Evening News of the 23rd inst., re salting, up to the present, in the death of one man, and injuries to two others that are feared will terminate fatally. The work in the foundry branch of the establishment was continued after the usual hour, owing to there being a quantity of molten metal requiring to be removed from the furnace. Twelve men were working in the building at the time, one of whom, William Hilder, was attending the cupola, which con tained fully 8 cwt. of molten iron. The metal is always allowed to run out through an aperture in front, while at the back is an opening for the slag. Beneath the slag aperture is a pool of cold water, into which the refuse falls. This pool is only four feet by two, and contained about eight inches of water. Through some mistake Hilder knocked away the two iron plates of the...
TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 June 1878
TO CORRESiQ2 ENTS. !ej?i ted commun ations cannot be refurnn : ider any irciumstances wohatever. Yo notice can'be taken of anonymous com munications. Every letter must be accom panied by the name and address of the writernot neeessariy fori 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, order for the paper, and remittances, be ad dressed to GatrrrFI & Sravns, and not to the EDITOE. ADvERTIrEMES cases, to beprepaid. Letters and other communications inteided for insertion in the news columns ; ou be 4ddressed to the Editor ' -
COBURG.—TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 June 1878
COBU?IG.-TussnDA. Before Messrs. Ritchie, Mailler, and Snowball. Benjamin Kennedy was charged with allowing three cows to wander. Fined 2s 6d and 2s 6d costs. Isabella Knockly was fined 5s with 2s 6d costs. Robert-same offence. " Fined is with 2s 6d costs. John Benson--esame offence. Fined 2s 6d with 3s 6d costs. Thos. Hallam for obstructing? the° public thoroughfare by leaving a dray on-the side of the Sydney-road, was fined' 2s 6d with 2s 6d costs. A similar fine was inflicted against him for leaving pitchers on the road. William Sergeant, for a similar offence, wasfined 3s 6d with 2s 6d costs. The bench intimated that if defendants were again brought before them they would have no alternative but tojimpose a fine of . 10.
POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY, 27TH MAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 June 1878
FPTZBOY-MONarA, 2E7TaEm-r Before Meisss. Showers; Raven, Bell, Woodhead, Bennetta, and Marsden. ,Catheine .Gougl was chargqd. ith . adiorderly prostitute. Catheine wante to plead good character, but she failed to convince their worships who oentk her, to: gaol for 3 months. Mary Gray-larceny of a coat and hat. Annie Ferron, landlady of the- Rainbow hotel, said she lost the goods one daylast week. They had been hanging in the pas. sage of the hoteL Philip Joseph, assistant to a pawnbroker in Gertrude-street;, where the clothes had been pawned, identifed the prisoner. Mary denied stealing-the goode, but admitted pawning them for another party. She said she had no home as it had been sold up for rent. The bench took a lenient view of the case as the woman had a child to attend to and a husband in work; and discharged her. Euson v Charles Wilson-Illegal deten tion of property. Plaintiftf had lodged with the defendant, and according to the statement of the latter had not paid their rent,...
FIRE BRIGADES' DEMONSTRATION. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 1 June 1878
FIEE BRIGADE' DEMONSTRATION. The annual demonstration of the United ire Brigades was held on Thursday, Fri day, and Saturday last, and has proven to be a very successful affair. A torchlight procession of the various brigades paraded through the principal streets of Melbourne and attracted a large concourse of people to the several streets in the route. On the following day another procession was held, and included the engines, reels, &c. of the brigades, headed and followed by brass bands. The procession wasvery striking, the turn-outs, in some cases, being very imposing. The procession, which started from Spencer-street,passed alongElizabeth. Bourke, and Swanston streets before enter ing Society's grounds, where they were re ceived with cheers. As the performance of the various brigades have been detailed in the morning papers we refrain from deal ing with any except the more local per formances. It is unfortunate that the only brigade distinguishing itself was that of the...