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MUNICIPAL LOANS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 June 1878

MUNICIPAL LOANS. A conference of the delegates of various local bodies in the colony was held on last Wednesday afternoon, in the Atheneum Hall. The conference was called by the Town Council of Richmond.. The following was the motion to be considered-" That this Council suggest to the various country and suburban Councils the desirability of holding a conference, with a view to urging on the Government the advisability of placing from time to time municipal loans on the. London market, and guaranteeing the same, so as to enable local bodies to borrow moneys on the most favorable terms." .Another circular, issued by the Fitzroy Council, suggested the desirability of considering whether it would not be advisable to amend the Local Government Act, so as to provide a different mode for repayment of loans. The desirability of appointing a consulting engineer for local bodies, was also suggested as a subject which the conference should take into its consideration. The following bodies wer...

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FITZROY—THURSDAY, JUNE 27. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 June 1878

FITZ?OY-T? ussnDA?, JmE 27. Before. Messrs. Showers, "?.. Kidney,; Marsden, iraen, and McLean. Hunter v. Robertson.-illegal detention of a dog-renianded caes.- Mrs. Hniite called the bootmaker, Carr,'*hb had'given her the dog. -He stated that he had the pun when it was very young and had reared it up till it was about six months old. He then gave it to Mrs Hunter.- He codld swear positively to the dog -produced as being the dog he had given to Mrs. Hunter. He reckoned it to be about 2 yea?s and nine months old. A =:Mr. :Ma~rtin'of the Victorian Poultry 'an Dog 'Association, said the do~ was four years old. Dog to be restored to Mrs. Hu~nter, with two guiens codts. Smith v. Smith-maintenance of wife. Flizabeth Smith said she had only got a £1 since April last.- She complained that her' hunsband-wiis agambler, and frequently got drunk. He had no home for her to go to. Smith stated that he was willing to take his wife home to furnished lodgings, because he could not afforda separate ho...

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COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 June 1878

COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. Wanxasnax, Jun 26, 1878. Present: The Mayor (Cr. Showers) in the chair. Crs. Peters, Smith, Keele. Wight, Walker, Houston, Bryant, Upton. CORRE5PONDENCE From J. W. 3feaden, bringing under the notice of the Council the severe loss, an noyance, and injury to business caused by youths who congregate on the footpath at night, using very obscene language. The writer urged the necessity of police protec tion--Referred to the police. From 3.. Benson, drawing attention to the bad state of a vacant piece of groumL - adjoining his premises in Cromwell-street. From Robert Curtis, calling attention to the bad state of the footpath on the north side of Mollison-street from Nicholson-? street. The footpath had been bad sine the street had been channelled.-Reterred to the Public Works Committee. From the Public Works Department for warding voucher for £575, balance of £1,250 -towards completing works at the Reilly-street drain.-Received. From G. Alexander, calling attent...

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COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY, JUNE 25. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 June 1878

COLLINGWOOD-TusnATy, urNE 25. Before Messrs. Turner, Nettleton, W. Xidney.and Levens. Annie Blackey-no visible. lawful means of support.. Discharged. Thomas Burroughs-insulting behaviour. Discharged. - * The Truant Intpector v. James Knowles -truant children. Constable Cartledge said, when he went to the -house to serve the sinmmons lie found the mother lying no a heap of rags in a corner, of the room and the children were playing about in a very ragged condition. The place was known as almoral Terrace, and was more fit for the Inspector of "Nnisances to"visit thiin the police. 'The Inspector; further stated that Knowles got remittances from Home and, drank them. Knowles. who did not. appear, was fined 10s. 'John Kenny was charged with a similar offence. When John was informed that his children did not go to schoolhe ejaculated in'a tone of surprise " Look at that your Washups " John was fined 7s 6d. Mrs. Keenan ap peared on thesanie charge. She excused herself on the ground that th...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 June 1878

Funerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN, 'n dr e r t a;I er At PIKES LOWEE than any house -" in Victoria. Note the address:- 203?- 205 SMI' THST, FITZBOF. :CITY OF -COLLINGWOOD' ANNUAL SALE Drapery Drapery Immense Reduiction I Something beyond description! RAY & Co.'s GREAT DRAPERY SAL E Will commence on FRIDAY, JUNE: 28, And continue for one month. In orderto .makle this one of the most successful sales ever held by Ray &.Co., they. ;have minutely gone tlrough 'each • department, and made Reductions from 40 to 7,0 .'pe;r cent. Off the Original Price. Goods will be offered lt sucbridiculouns IkieB :tliat must" convince the incredn lons, a~d, even those prej diced against S D?1rapery Sales~ IADES, OUR SALES :fARE : GENUIN E. As ee irever quote pirices which we are iot able to. supply,* we do not "believe ii"' 'cih' dqeptionji Ladies,' all 'our raper ' ill'e sold daripg. :the neit "is-mon', Tregardletsof costsI utunnecessary to givea detpI of the dif'eren lines in each depar...

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JIKA—JUNE 24TH. ADJOURNED MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 June 1878

JiKA.-Juen 2ers. ADJOUNrED ntsffGm. Present: President (Cr. Clinch), Cra. Plant, Dennis, Paterson, Ellison O'Keefe. Sobey, Mitchell, Bastings. A letter from- the Hon. the Treasurer was received which caused such di-satis faction on account of the difference be tween the statement made in the letter and the answer given to the Jika deputa tion, that it was resolved to hand the letter over to our reporter for publication. The letter read -as follows---" The Treasur?. Melbourne, 19th:June, 1878. sirr-With reference to your letter of the 25th ultimo, forwarding a statement showing the finan cial position of the Jikashire Council, and asking what is likely to be done for the shire, I am directed .by the Honorable the Treasurer to state that, in thdface of the extreme disproportion shown to exist be tween the shire assets and liabilities, he ie unable to make any suggestion for meeting the present deficiency. As the. Council are aware, the only matter in connection with their financial po...

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THE UNSTEADY HAND, A TEMPERANCE TALE, PART I. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 June 1878

-.:. T EaDr S'T'EADY ` ? ý A ~TE~iPERAN7A LE, 1faono TE . LCOME. " There is a eater curse than "It may, be -so?' I.answered, "but it,sobappena that .1 m" T awaef its name 'or existence. " ' - . "Moderate drinking," said teD6(tor, with an, emphasis and- tone ,of manner Which showed him to b 'veiy iimiuicin 88earnest.*. - A Dr. Grantley was sombwhat of an enthusiast on the subject of temperance; .t a clear, strong bhinker., Itdid Ko Aspect from.? any Bpecii. or begging of the' questidn. A' I would lik. thear yau. make gid'the assertio~n,"' replied. , "' othing is easier., aThef+?ts so plain, that I am surprised it is not seen by every one." -" "I am' all' attention--make it plai to me," siid I. . "' You do not, tius a drunki~r in any responsible position," he replied. "You would not; if he were'a iaffwyeri give an" important cause iiit 'hisisada' nor ifthe wereda surgeon,.risk ii~it? in delicae operation.: Kiow;r drnk~ids are not put in cominand of- ships, nor ndliarge of steiam.togin...

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ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 June 1878

ABSTRrAT rOF BIRTtHS AND DEATHS. ?ssr?ec of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week ending 15th June, 1878. District ml A Brighton ... ... 3 - Brunswicc ... ... 5 2 Carlton ... ... 12 6 Collingwood 8 9 Fitzroy " 12 5; Flemington ... 1 1 'ootscray ... . 3 4 -awthorn 5 2 -otham ... ... 13 11 Kew ... ... ... 2 4 Melbourne (South) ... 5 27 Melbourne (West) 2 4 Prahran - ... 6 4 R ichmond .. ... 8 5 Sandridge ... 4 3 Emerald Hill ... ... 7 6 South Yarra ... ... 9 2 St. Kilda ... ... 4 2 Williamstown .. ... 7 2 113 99 Of the total deaths, 14 or 191 per cent., were of children not exceeding the age of three years; 10 'oeing under the age of one sear. A complaint from Bamsden-street -resi dents upon the bad state of that street was brought under the notice of the Coiling -wood Council on Wednesday evening last. This street, however. being kept in repair by the City Council of Melbourne, it was referred to that august body.

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EXPRESS-TRAIN PRINTING MACHINES. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 June 1878

EXPRESS-TRAIN PRINTING . MACHINES. The wonderful improvements that have been inade in the printing press of late years, are strikingly illustrated ýn a description ?that .is- given in a ,Californian paper-of the- machine by w'hich the Sin Francisco 4MorningtCall newspaper is printed. The proprietors of that journal have recently "fitted'upi a new maehine which is`Called theHoe Web Perfecter, and a number ofjoriria-. lists and printers witnessed the first trial of it, and-pronounced- it to be m successful. "The Hoe eb Perfet'i i said to deliver folded 30,000 papers per hour; whiles tl?~i 2.Q0)Wj ee 14,000 per hour is said- to be the outside jnumber. ?Wjcl, .he V :j .machine, and' the` fasest"prdes ithieto used, .can turn ont. Thd Hoe Web Perfect ing press,.,howeverj ,prints :this enor= mous number. in the- hour, printing on both sidesp with a cler impression,. and tat the same .time prese?ving a perfect register of the numberpprinted... The machine his, like the, moat i proved, undei...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 June 1878

GENERAt NOTICE. M1KE Mercury is published every Saturday I Morning. Persons wishng to have the paper regularly delivered at their place of business or residence will be charged Is. per quarter, payable in advance; bypostls. 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 stion-more especially relating to local matters. SCALE FOR ADVERTISING. ' Business Cards, per, quarter, from I 7s. 6d. Official and Election Advertisements, each insertion, per inch - .. 2s. 68. Want places, Servants, Houses and Land for Sale or to Let, Articles for Sale or Exchange, Misiiel-- - laouso, issing Friends, &c., Os. 6d. Notice - of Births, Deaths, ind-- STo knv TcszSR8s.-o t f e?Bt rt sadveriraents m?si be given i cori ng. PRI N-T LN2GLd Of every description execnted at the Office 1./ of this epe? "? 'eve, poMsn of Bs ke'o papers, ands All Aid of Stationery and SBeAool- : requisites. Hawkers ...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 June 1878

DURHAM HOUSE. 4J :CURRY, TAILOR '& HABIT IAXER, FITZROY. R. KE:R SHA W. Fainil1 Arocer and Provision Merchant LANCASHIRE STORlE, HODDLE STREET (corner Gippas 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. HIGGINBOTHAM, -esnsational - Iaircutter, etc., Respectfully informs the public that he cuts hair in all the following fashionable styles: Rifle Corps, Garibaldi, Palmerston, Horse ohoe, Byron, Brutus, Oxford, American, French. Cambridge, West end, Dundreary, and Military crop. Haircut and shampoo'd T. HIGGINBOTHAM, 115 SMI2H STREET, FITZROY. All kinds of Fancy Pipes, etc. CHAS. MOORE, .. (Late of Collingwood) Catrver & CG-iclder, Picture Frame Maker, 114 Lonsdale st., opposite hospital,.Melb'ne. Re-Gilding, Map Mounting, &c. RS. RICHARD BAWSON TEACHER OF PIANOFORTE, 280 NICHOLSON ST., FITZROY. And at NICHOLSON & ASCHERBERG'S CHAS. CANTLON, HAIRDRESSER...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, JUNE 29. 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 June 1878

PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia fVncit. SATURDAY, JUNE 29. 1878. DrmriG the past week the shopkeepers in that portion of Wellington-ftreet, formerly known as Cole's Corner, have endeavoured to enlist the services of the City Council of Collingwood in-an .efibrt to remiTe a nuisance, and a hindrance to their business prosperity, to which weblhave frequently drawn attention t in-hese columns. .;It hardly need be said that we refer to the horde of ,.unwasbe4, ,.unkempt, -and fonl moith~d'':ydo~fig" bliackguards nightly infesting the iTootpaths in that locality, rendering ni?t.bideox.s-with their yells and blasphemies; obstrmcting: the foot ways, :insulting .respectable. passers-by --especially if they happen -to be defencel esdesi e i gathering' biy the hoburitn gs actoss the -footpath enjoying the fumes of the vilest tobacco and converting the pavement into. a beastly pudd~sof expectoration, in- the midst= -of -.which tie'?prictise the breaklowv 3h4 "qif~ pit an the; doubleshuf?...

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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY, 24TH JUNE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 June 1878

POLICE. FITZROY — MONDAY, 24TH JUNE. Before Messrs. Showers, Raven, Ricardo, Woodhead, Bell, and Marsden.   Joseph Nolan — larceny of two decanters from Cullen's Hotel, on the Parade. John Press, a nephew of Mrs. Cullen's, said that he was in the hotel on Saturday evening last at about 9 30. when the prisoner went into the bar with four others and asked for drinks. Mrs. Cullen would not give him any, as she thought he had had enough. Nolan then took up two decanters and made off with them. Mrs. Cullen identified the man as having taken the two decanters. Mr. Edwards appeared for the defence, and endeavoured to show that the taking of the two decanters was mischievously done, and sought to define the line of demarcation between felony and drunken indiscretion. Sent to gaol for 7 days, with hard labor. Nolan was then charged with larceny of a tumbler. Bridgett Corbett said she was a servant at the Victoria Hotel, when the prisoner went into the hotel for a drink, for whic...

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THE "OLD" PARISH CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 29 June 1878

THE " OLD" PARISH CHURCH. " This fond attachment to the well-known place Maintains itshold with such unfailing sway, We feel it e'en in age, and at our latest day." St. Mark's Church, Fitzroy, will, to. morrow, have completed its first quarter of a century since the foundation stone was laid on 1st July (Separation Day, 1853). and is the largest church 'everbuilt in those early days of the colony, and, per. haps. the only one that has not needed ex tension. It- is not, however, so -large as the architect originally designed it, the length having been reduced when plans were submitted. Many -of the earnest .workers.engaged in raising the structure (then in the prime of.manhood and. vigor) hape long since passed away; others, then young in age, have grown old,- and grey hairs, wrinkled features, and stooping gait tell of the ravages of time, which destroys the speculations of-man, but confirms .the judgment of nature. A few, but very few, are now left who took an active part in raisin...

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FROM THE POLICE GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 July 1878

FROM THE POLICE GAZETTE. Stolen from the Hotel de Roma, Fitzroy, on the 37th instant, the property of Jane Rose, a colonial gold vine leaf pattern brooch, a pair of leaf pattern jet earrings, and a common fancy ring. Mark Griffiths, 197 Cardigan-street, Carlton, is missing since the 15th ultimo. Description:-45 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, medium build, black curly hair, black beard turning grey ; wore old moleskin trousers, black coat, grey soft-felt hat, and elastic-side boots. Fanny Kelling is missing from her home, 22 Dorrit street, Carlton, since the 13th ultimo. Description:-20 years of age, short stout build, fair complexion and hair. wears a chignon, lost upper front teeth; wore new black russell cord dress, blue cloth waterproof, and drab hat trimmed with violet She is subject to fits. Charles Evett is missing from his home, Lygon-street, Carlton, since the 2nd ultimo. Description:-40 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, fall face, dark moustache only, false upper tee...

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JIKA—TUESDAY, JULY 2. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 July 1878

JIKA-TUESDAY, JULY 2. Present-President (J. C. Clinch), Crs. Bastings, Paterson, Sobey, and Ellison. The minutes of the previous meeting -were read and confirmed. COBEBBPONDENCE. From Constable Kobimnon in reference to cattle straying on the roads, and stating that-if authority were given him he would prosecute the owners, but did not think it was his duty when an inspector had been appointed.-It was resolved that the neces sary authority be obtained. From J. Page, requesting the Council to have thewater laid on to All Saints' Church, Northcote.-ihis Council did not think it their place to re-lay the water-pipes. From Shire of Swan Hill, requesting this Council to send delegates to a conference to be held for the purpose of discussing matters of general interest to local bodies. -No action taken. From the Borough of Brunswick, re questing this Council to co-operate with them for the purpose of obtaining a bridge over the Merri Creek. between Brunswick and Northcote.-This Council did...

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SPORTS. FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 July 1878

SPORTS. FOOTBALL. A general meeting of the Clifton Foot ball Club was held at the Albion Hotel, Smith-street., on Friday, June 21st, for the purpose of electing a captain in place of Mr. F. Waldron, resigned, and to increase the members of the committee from five to seven, Mr. J. Wicks was elected captain. Mr. B. Knowles was elected rice-captain in place of Mr. D. Harrison. The following committee was chosen:--Messrs. Dunn, Gilchrist, Griffths, Hallam, Mills, Wylie, and Wicks. Donations, as follows, were re ported to have been received:-)Mr. G. D. Langridge, M.L.A., Patron, .21; Mr. James Mirams, M.L.A., Patron, .1 Is; A. Clifton, Supporter, £1. Studley v. Lonsdale-a win for the former by one goal kicked by Chapman to nil Britannia v. Collingwood Imperial-a victory for the former by one goal kicked to nil by McIntyre. On Saturday next the Clifton and Abbots ford meet for the first time this season. These two clubs played three matches last season-the first ended in a dispute and the...

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COLLINGWOOD—FRIDAY, JULY 5. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 July 1878

COLLINGWOOD-FRIDAY, JULY 5. Before Mr. Turner (Mayor), Walker and Berry. James Shanks, arrested on warrant for stabbing a man at Lilydale. Inspector Beaver applied for a remand to Lilydale, which was granted. Mary Grey, a dissipated-looking young woman, was charged with stealing a petti coat and a pinafore from the shop of Mrs. Miller, draper, of Langridge-street. Mrs. Miller deposed that on the 28th of last month she missed the articles from her shop-door, where they were exposed for sale, and afterwards saw them hangin in a pawn-broker's shop. The articles were produced in court and identified by the complainant. In defence the prisoner stated that the goods were brought to her by a young woman, who asked her topawn them, which she did. Inspector Beaverin formed the Bench that the prisoner had been convicted on a previous occasion of larceny, and asked for a remand for 7 days, in order to subpsne thepawn-broker. The remand was granted. Baron v. W. Miller, for beer, £14 4s. Verdict...

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HURLING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 July 1878

HURLING. On Monday last, Separation Day, a match was arranged between the Collingwood Hurling Club and the Brighton Club at the hour appointed, viz, 3 p.m. The Coiling wood club had mustered in great force on their ground, Kinsella's Paddock, Johnston street. From some unexplained cause the Bri?hton club didnot putin an appearance, anyi i- was'determinedthat ascratch match should be played--sides to be chosen by Mr. D. Curtain and Mr. W. Cody. The latter appeared to have chosen the best players, as he appropriated the greatest number of the old scientific players, while Mr. Curtain seemed contented with having the more youthful members, and in the end it was decided that the young men poss'ssed greater powers of speed and wind than their opponents-Mr. Curtain's side having scored four goals to their opponents' two. Mr. A. Locke performed the duties of central umpire, as also did Mr. Spaven, senr., those of goal umpire. A few words now as to the game of Hurling, which is now getting ...

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FITZROY—THURSDAY, JULY 4. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 July 1878

FITZROY-THUSSDAY, J3Lr 4. Before Messrs. Showers, Rushall, Raven. Kidney, Marsden and McLean. Groves v. Berry-illegal detention of a fowL After a long and tedious hearing, during which both parties claimed the fowl, and would not admit any fault on their part, the case was dismissed without costs. Joseph McInnis-drunk and disorderly, Fined 5s or 24 hours' imprisonment.

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