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COUNCILS. CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 June 1878

:COUNCILS.. CIT' OF COLLINOWOOD. W . D, nA.W DT. J e 12, 1878.. S;Ipe ?t:-Cr. Walker (in the chair), Crs.. 'Peters, Smith, Wright, Bryant, Hanslbw, Keele, and Upton. CORRzsPONDENC-. From Fitzroy Town Council, in reference to loans and the borrowing of money in the London market. Having declined to take part in the conference with Richmond on a similar question the letter was simply received. Fromi David Abbott, asking approval of ?aames given to proposed streets in Dight's piddock. Names approved. A number of residents in St. Hellier'e street complained of the state of that street owing to defective drainage. The writers ~iked" That the street should be lowered, permanent levels declared, the footpaths made and kept in good condition as early as?possible." Referred to Public Works 'Comnittee. Flom S. H. Cortissos. referring to the bad condition of Henry-street. Referred to the Public Works Committee. aEPORTS. The Public Works Committee recom Seiieded lpayment of accounts amounting t...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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SUNDAY MORNING AT THE DIBDINS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 June 1878

SUTNDAY MORNING AT THE DIBDInS, *'JANE," (suddenly exclaims Mrs. Dibdin,) "do you know it is nearly time for your Sabbath School to com mence? I hope you have committed your hymns and commandments to memory. Pot on your little jet bracelet, and your.xufed pantalettes. Now say the third commandment, while I fix your curl,. It does seem to me as' if your hair never curls half as as well on Sundays as on the week days. Mind, you ask Letty Brown where her mother bought that cunning little straw hat of hers,-not in Sabbath School, of course-that would be very wicked but after it is over, as you walk along to church. "Jane, what's the chief end of man? Don't know? Well, it's the most astonshl ing thing-that that Assembly's Catech- ijm don't stay in your head any better! It seems to go into one ear and out the other. Now pay;?particular attention while I tell.you.what the- chief end-.of man is. The chief end of man is=-is= well-I-?.d? ~Ui't, you. l?ld still? you are ilways putting a lbody ...

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FITZROY—THURSDAY, JUNE 13. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 June 1878

FITZBOY-Twmsanar, Jmx 13. Before Messrs. Showers. Falconer, Bell, McLean, Raven, Kidney, Woodhead. and Marsden. Ah Foo v William Ross-assault It was stated that on Tuesday, 4th inst., the Chinaman, Ah Foo. was going to his garden at the corner of Brunswick-road and St. George's-road, and as he was nearing his home two men got out of a cart and as saulted him violently. AhFoo ran into his house, and the men startedthrowing stones and continued thereat for some time. A small boy named Rudolph Friboth, who gave his evidence in a very lucid manner, stated that Ah Foo was going up the land adjoining his garden when the two men, Ross and Brown, drove up in a cart, swore at the Chinaman, jumped out of the cart and struck him in the chest. Ah Foo retreated into the garden and brought out two of his mates, who brought shovels with them, while Ah Foo came out with a spade handle, and threatened Boss, who was subsequently knocked into the bottom of the cart. They then drove off and returned ba...

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POLICE. COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY, JUNE 11. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 June 1878

POLICE. -4----- COLLINGWOOD-Tuzsana, Tuns IL Before Messrs. Turner, Levens, Kidney. George Bntterworth, a small boy, pleaded guilty to stealing a duck. Mrs. Coyle recognized the property asbelonging to her. Sent to gaol for a week. Richard Turvey alias Marsden, was charged, on Habeas, with breaking into and stealing from a store. Thomas Moran, keeper of a boot factory, Collingwood, said that on the 3rd April last, his premises were securely fastened. He returned the next day and found the premises broken into, by the back door. Everything had been firmly secored the previous night. He came because the place had been broken into on other occasions. He found boo's strewn over the place. He missed fifteen pairs altogether. He knew the prisoner, as he had been employed by him (the witness) ab :at eighteen months ago. The firm had a dog to guard its interests at night, but unfortunately it was acquainted with the prisoner. The boots stolen were incom pleto. The firm never sold them in an...

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COBURG.—TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 June 1878

COBURS.-Tussnsr Before Messrs. Shuher, P.M., and itchie. A stout able-looing man named Charles Stewart was charged with imposture. From the evidence it appeared that prisoner was in the habit of wandering about soliciting alms, under the subterfuge that he had a broken arm, and asserting that he was an ount-patient of Melbourne Hospital. Serg. Joyce deposed that he arrested prisoner. and on examining him at the lock-up, he found the man's arm to be perfectly strong and well. It was also proved that prisoner had practised the same deception on several previous occasions. Sent to gaol for six months. A man named Nelson was charged with a similar offence. Prisoner had been an in mate of the lunatic asylum, and was found by Serg. Joyce behaving in a very strange manner on Sunday. 9th inst. The evidence not being suffciently conclusive, the case was dismissed David Eaney, landlord of the Golden Fleece hotel, was charged with Sunday trading, on the 2nd inst. On the day in question a man n...

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YOUNG'S NIGHT THOUGHTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 15 June 1878

YOTNG'S NIGHT THOUGHTS. Mr. McKenzie read his paper on Edward Young and his "Night Thoughts" at the meeting of the. Albert-street Young Men's Association on Friday evening last. The first portion of the paper was devoted to the consideration of the life of Younog, the essayist contending that though the youth ful years of this bright genius were passed in a rather wild and reckless way, he had proved himself to be a good man and true, by leaving the glare of the court, and the plaudits of admiring crowds at the very time when he seemed to be on the point of reaping a well-merited reward, and then re tiring to a parish church, where he preachd sermons that, alone, would entitle him to a front place amongst English divines. In the second part of his paper Mr. McKenzie passed quickly under review Young's masterpiece, viz., "Night Thoughts," and said that Young was the only poet of the night; that no one before him had thought of singing the praises of the night, but that Young, seizing...

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SPORTS. FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 22 June 1878

SPORTS. FOOTBALL. Clifton v. South Melbourne.-The game which was played on Saturday last at the Darling Gardens resulted in a draw. The game was well contested, if anything, in favour of the South Melbourne, who were evidently superior in strength to their op ponents. On two or three different occa sions the South almost secured a goal but were unable to do so. For the Clifton Maloney, Griffiths, Dunn, Hallam. land Pettigrew. Young Victorians (25) v. Abbotsford (18) -This match was won by the latter, who secured one goal. Britannia v. West of England.-Second twenties. Won by the latter by one goal. West of England v. Young ImperiaL Drawn game. The Collingwood Drapers' Assistants Football Club played their maiden match on Thursday afternoon, in the Albert Park, against a club which they thought were the Emerald Hill Drapers' Assistants, but who turned out to be prominent members of the Albert Park and other senior clubs. The Collingwood, however, despite the odds against them, played...

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EPILOGUE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 22 June 1878

EPILOGUE. She is not dead, Her love, It still does live. appeals, prevals;s And this, Because, - Soul-felt, silent, ardent sympathies Are like the stars, Which ever mtltiply, The more we gaze, and long, And ask of them,' In prayerful meditation, - solution Of the mysteries of being For, While the racking tumnlt of the world, Still jars Upon the God-like attributes & sentiments, Of faithfulness and love, And, While dreaded fate, Still holds her seat aloft, Among the lowering clouds, That overshadow poor humanity. The throbbing, panting heart, That only seeks repose And a speedy respite and release, From earthly sordidness, And carking cares, Ventures but to breathe An expiring sigh. In sweet dependance, On the mercy Of the Highest; As does a slumbering zephyr breeze, Which, Trembling fluttering, faintinggently dying On a sea.-girt shore, Borne o'er a summer wave, Seeks A silent solitary grave, After a vain, And evanescent effort, To prolong a fleeting life; So the suffering s...

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DEPUTATION TO THE POSTMASTER GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 22 June 1878

DEPUTATION TO THE POSTMASTER GENERAL. A deputation consisting of the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Fitzroy was in troduced to the Postmaster-General yester day, by the Members of Parliament for the district, Measrs. Tucker and Macgregor, .L.A.L's Mr. Tucker, M.L.A., in introducing the deputation to the Minister, stated that for many years past Fitzroy had been unjustly treated in the matter of Post and Telegraph communication. Until last year there was no Post Office, but only a receiving house, and whilst almost every small up-country township had the telegraph communication Fitzroy had only got that convenience ex tended last year when for the first time a small building was also rented for a Post Office in Brunswick street. No district has been more self-dependent than Fitzroy; and he could only attribute its being left out in the cold with reference to Post .and Telegraph communication to the back wardness generally exhibited in Fitzroy in applying for Government aid or e...

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ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 22 June 1878

ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. ABSTRACT of Births and. Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week ending 8th June, 1878. District Brighton ... .. 2 - Brunswic ... 2 1 Carlton ... ... 10 6 Collingwood 8 3 Fitzroy 12 5 Flemington ... ... ... - Footscray .. ... 8 3 Hawthorn ...3 1 Hotham .. ... 13 6 Kew .... ... 1 7 Melbourne (South) ... 5 12 Melbourne (West) ... 13 7 Prahran .. ... 6 5 Richmond ... ... 11 2 Sandridge . ... 7 Emerald Hill ... 7 7 South Yarra ... ... 1 1 St. Kilda ... ... 5 4 Williamstown ... *.. 4 1 118 71 Of the total deaths, 14 or 19} per cent., were of children not exceeding the age of three years; 10 being under the age of one year.

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COBURG—MONDAY, JUNE 17. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 22 June 1878

COBURG-Moos,?r, Juvz 17. Present: The President (Cr. Ritchie) in the chair, Crs. Hutton, Dlling. Hunt, Jones, Landells, Kendall, and McCowan. CORRESPONDIRNCE THE XlaI CHIEEK SiDGa. The letter from Jika Shire, stating that that Shire could not take ary part in the Merri Creek Brigde. The President then read the 392nd and following section of the Local GCorerament Ac which referred to the matter. He said that no time should be lost in settling the it, for it would take at least three months before it could be brought before the General Sessions, should J~ia refuse to co-operate. This opinion seemed to meet with general approval, and, Cr. Dolling moved, and Cr. J.nee seconded that-" It is the opinion of this Council that the bridge over the Merri Creek at Bell-street should be proceeded with during the ensuing summer." The motion was carried, Cr. Randall voting against. Cr. Hatton then moved, and Cr. Dolling seconded-" That a notice under the 5th section and 293rd clause of the Local G...

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HOW TO KEEP A PIANO. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 22 June 1878

HOW TO KEEP A PIANO. Orro BRUNNING, writing to the Jour nal de Musique of Paris, says:-The piano is constructed almost exclusively of various kinds of woods and metals; cloth skin, and felt being used also in the mechanical portion. For this reason atmospheric changes have a great effect on the quality- and dura bility of the instrument, and it is neces sary to protect it from all external influence which might affect the materials of which it is composed. It mast' be shaded from the sun, kept out of a draught, and, above all, guarded against sudden changes of the temper ature. - This latter is a most frequent cause of the piano getting out of tune, and the instrument should be kept in a temperature not lower than 54deg. and not higher than 86deg. F. When too cold, the wood, cloth, and skin swell and the mechanism works badly; when too warm these materials shrink and produce clinking, squeaking, and other disagreeable sounds. Moisture is the greatest enemy of the piano, and it canno...

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TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 22 June 1878

TO COREESPONDENTB. Rejected communications cannot be returned under any circumstances wehatever. No notice can be taken of anonymous com munications. Every letter must be accom panied by the name and address of the woriter, 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,be ad dressed to Gan rm= & SPVam, and not to the ED..TO. AnyxrlsuEMNT. in all ca.ses, to beprepaid. Letters and other communications intended for insertion- in the news columns should be addressed to the Editor.

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EGGS AS FOOD. (CASSELL'S DOMESTIC DICTIONARY.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 22 June 1878

EGGS AS FOOD.D Xc0sshr'8DOMEzarflc DIxoIOAaBY.) EGGS of various kinds are largely used as food-for man, and it is scarcely pos sible to exaggerate their value in this capacity, so simple and convenient are they in their form, and so manifold may be their transformations. They are ex ceedingly delicious, highly nutritious and easy of digestion, and when the shell is included they may be said to contain in themselves all that is required for the construction of the body. It has been claimed for them that they may be served in about 600 ways, although it is generally found that the more simply they are prepared the more they are approved. Although other eggs than those of birds are eaten-for instance, turtles' eggs-it is generally agreedithat the eggs of the common fowl and of the plover possess the richest and sweetest flavour. The eggs of ducks and geese are frequently used in cookery, but they are of too coarse a nature to be eaten alone. The eggs of the turkey and of the pea-hen ar...

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ELECTRIC LIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 22 June 1878

ELECTRIC LIGHT. ON Monday evening [says Public Opinion of May 11] experiments were tried- at the Mansion House and the Royal Exchange with electric light. The Lord Mayor allowed the balcony of his civic residence to be used, and one of the lamps there was dismounted in order that the pillar might be used for the exhibition of the new light. A similar light was exhibited under the portico of the Royal Exchange, the experiments being conducted under the direction: of Mr. Boolre; of the Sewers Committee. At each place the electric current was generated by a Bunsen's battery of forty-eight cells, whence it was conducted by wires to the carbon points placed on the lamp posts. These carbon points are not very enduring, as they do not last for more than about two hours. The extreme brilliancy of the light was moderated by a screen of opal glass, so that the eye could gaze upon it without any difficulty or annoy ance, and at the same time the light was thus diffused over a large space, illu...

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HEIDELBERG.—Wednesday [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 22 June 1878

HEIDELBERG.-Wednesday Before Messrs; Smith, Delbridge, and Bond. Fredk, Burkhamp summoned his wife, Bridget Burkhamp, for an unlawful assault. Mr. Hamley appeared for complainant and Mr. Mills for defendant. From the evidence adduced it appears that the complainant went to his house and found his wife away. After a while she returned and on her hus. band asking for some food she treated him to a number of milk dishes, by throwing them at his head, not content with this, the amiable lady struck him with a piece of wood and inflicted injuries which neces sitated him obtaining medical advice. Mrs. Burkhamp's defence was that her husband was drunk and very abusive, and denied commiting the assault. The bench decided to dismiss the case. Samuel Cole, coach proprietor, was summoned at the instance of D. Nicholson for not having the names of the extrem. places painted on a stage coach to which the said coach was licensed to travel. The offence not being proved the case was dis missed..

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NOTES AND COMMENTS. Fitzroy, 21/6/78. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 22 June 1878

NOTES AND COMOMENTS. BY CosroPoLITE. Fitzroy, 21 j 6 j 78. MosT people who have read Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, regard his theory as being highly improbable, and altogether beyond the power of man to construct such a vessel as he describes; but the theory, wild as it appears to be, is on the point of being successfully matured. By the last mail I received a paper containing an account of a new engine of warfare recently brought under the notice of the Admiralty, and for the benefit of my readers T here insert it. "A new torpedo boat, designed to work under water, has: just been brought under the notice of the Admiralty, and a model 4 feet 8 inches long has been made. The boat was originally de signed by the late Lord Milton, who was well known at Wentworth Wood house for his skill as a mechanic, assisted by Mr: Turner of the same place, and recently improved by Mr. Councillor White, of Thorpe, near Rotherham. ` The new :torpedo:boat is intended to work unde...

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DAREBIN—MONDAY, 17TH JUNE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 22 June 1878

DAIEBLN-Mo~-NDAT, 17TH BmN~. The ordinary monthly meeting of the above Council was held at the Shire Hall, Epping on Monday, 17th inst. A full com plement of councillors was present. After the confirmation of the minutes of the pre vionsmeeting, the following correspondence were dealt with: SFrom the Central Board of Health, draw ing attention to the recent outbreak of small-pox on board the " Siam," and sug gesting the advisability of isolating any case should the disease break out in the district. From Richmond, asking the Councii to join them in advising the Government to place municipalloans on the London market. -No action was taken. ' From Mrs. Berkmeyer, applying. through her lawyers (Messrs. McGregor, Ramsay, and Brah) to the Council for compensation for injuries which she sustained through binug thrown out of a vehicle, caused by coming into contact with a heap of stones on the side of the road. The accident oc curred some time since. The Council refused to entertain the cl...

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FITZROY—THURSDAY, JUNE 20. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 22 June 1878

FITZROY--Tu?ESAy, JUNE 20. Before Messrs. Showers, J. Kidney, Marsden, Raven, and McLean. John Morgan was fined 10s, or 43 hours imprisonment for being drunk and dis orderly, and a similar amount for resisting the police.i Emily Arbuckle was brought up as a disorderly prostitute. but was discharged, having been in sustody for a week, and owing to Inspector Beaver giving Emily a good character, and stating that she had materially assisted in the conviction of a garotter. O'Callaghan v. Wilson-Summons for £3 12s for wages. A set off was put in for £2 8s 9d for a dress made, bat which had not been delivered, and cash paid. After a patient hearing of the case a majority of the bench gave a verdict for £2 12s. Hunter v. Robertson-Illegal detention of a dog. The dog was produced, and the plaintiff called it by the name of "Don," and it at once went to Mrs. Hunter, but would not reply to the defendant, who called it by the name of " Carlo." The defendant stated that he lost the dog at the ...

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COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY, JUNE 18. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 22 June 1878

COLLINGWOOD-Tu=sDrr, JUNE 18. Before Messrs. Turner, Eade, Levens, Nettleton, Barnett, and Kidney. Daniel Clancy-drunk in charge of a horse and cart. Constable Linn stated that he had seen a horse and cart standing without a light in Wellington-street. He watched the horse and cart lest something should be stolen. Clancy came out, and he (the constable) asked the man his name, and why he had no light in his cart. Clancy made reply by calling him " a dog" and striking him violently on the side of the head, and finished by tearing his tunic collar. Clancy was fined 10s, or 48 hours for being drunk, &c., and 20s, 20s damages, and 2s 6d costs or 7 days for assaulting the police. Patrick Fox-charged with being found on premises without lawful excuse. Con stable O'Shea said that at 1.30 on Tuesday morning last he was on duty in he Parade when he saw a man creeping along a passage off the Parade. He accosted the man, who said that he had been in to see a girl, but he subsequently t...

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