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CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents. THE "OLD" PARISH CHURCH. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 July 1878

CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents. THE "OLD" PARISH CHURCH. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. Sir.--In an article in your paper last week under the above heading, the writer thereof has made a slight mistake in reference to dates, which you will kindly allow me to correct. Instead of the foundation stone being laid as he says in 1853, it was laid in 1852 by the Bishop of Melbourne, assisted by Mr. J. T. Smith, then Mayor of Mel bourne, who at the conclusion of the cere mony called for three cheers for the Bishop and the clergy. Yours, &c., E. S. ,.. ,,,,= m . ,.

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COBURG—MONDAY. JULY 1. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 July 1878

COBURG-MooxDAL. Junr L Present-Cr. Ritchie (President), in the chair; Crs. Dolling. Jones, Kendall, Lan dells, Hutton, and Kyle. CORRE?iPONDSENC. From the Public Works Department. ask ing the Council to fill up a return showing the mileage and acreage of all roads with in the boundaries of the Shire of Coburg that are closed by the erection of gates, swing gates, fences, walls, and other ob. structions, and forward:ng a plan of the shire to have the roads to be returned marked thereon.-Cr. Hutton moved, and Cr. McCowan seconded, that therequest be complied with. A question arose as to what roads were meant by the communication-what roada were referred to. The Secretary, with the aIspector of Works, were instructed to prepare the plan. Fron the borough of Essendon and Flem ington, stating that that Council was will ing to pay the due share of the coat of repairs on La Rose Bridge, and asking the Coburg Council to see the work executed. It was agreed that the work should be done. From...

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THE UNSTEADY HAND, A TEMPERANCE TALE, PART I.—(Continued). [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 July 1878

THE UNSTEADY HAND, A TEMPERANCE TALE, [ALox TEE Wmr KLT WncOME. PART L--(Continued). " Mr. Baldwin walked nervously the whole length of the parlour twice, then stood still in front of me. " ' Doctor,' he said solemnly, ' I place her in your hands. She will consent to anything I may conclude it best to do. We have entire confidence in your judgment and skill.' " He stopped short, and turned partly away to hide excess of feeling. Rally ing after a moment, he continued, with a forced smile on his lips " ' To your professional eyes I show unmanly weakness. But you must bear in mind how very dear she is, doctor! It makes me shiver in every nerve to think of the knife going down into her tender flesh. You might cut me to pieces if that would save her.' " ' Your fears exaggerate the reality, Mr. Baldwin,' I replied. 'She will go into a deep sleep, and-while she dreams pleasant dreams we will simply dissect out the tumour, with all its foreign accumulations, and leave the healthy organs to ...

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ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 July 1878

ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. AsSTrsAr of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week ending 22nd June, 1878. District. Brighton ... ... 2 3 Brunswicc ... ... 6 2 Carlton ... ... 13 1 Fitzroy ... ... 16 1 Collingwood ... ... 16 10 Flemington ... ... 2 2 Footscray ... ... 7 3 Hawthorn ... ... 1 ... Hotham ... ... 8 1 Kew ... ..... 1 1 Melbourne (South) ... 4 20 Melbourne (West) ... 11 Prahran ... ... 8 1 Richmond ... ... 12 9 Sandridge ... ... 4 3 Emerald Hill ... ... 15 7 South Yarra ... ... 7 1 St. Kilda ... ... 7 2 Williamstown ... ... 8 8 148 70 Of the total deaths, 14 or 120 per cent., were of children not exceeding the age of three years; 12 being under the age of one year.

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

COLLINGWOOD-TuzsDAY, JULY 2. Before Messrs. Turner, Kidney, Levens Barnett and Nettleton. Mary Wade-drunk and disorderly. Mary not being in the category of the great known, shs was discharged. ROsBERY. Lewis Abrahams and Alfred Smith were charged with assaulting and rolbing one John O'Neil on the 19th of June, 1878. John O'Neil said he was a hborer living in Collingwood. On the day in question he met the prisoner Smith in Simpson's-road, and went into the Brick makers' Arms. They a'so had drinks in the Grosvenor Hotel. where Abrahams joined them. Having had a drink each, the three parties went into the brickmaker's yard, where O'Neil laid down. Abrahams put some bags under his head. When he was about dozing off he felt a hand in his pocket, and opening his eyes he saw Smith walking away. He woke up about three ,'clock in the morning and found his watch gone, along'with some silver and his tobacco. He valued the watch at £2. lie had known the prisoners for about ten years. He had not...

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THE REVEREND SNOB. (LIBERAL REVIEW) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 July 1878

THE REVEREND SNOB. (LIBERAL REVIEW) It unfortunately happens that re ligion is very often brought into con tempt, and a handle given to its re vilers, through the vagaries of those who assume to be its exponents and whose conduct ought to be a model to people by whom they are surrounded. The intolerance and the narrowness which are evinced by clerics are fruitful sources ofsuch evils as those indicated. But it is felt that a narrow-minded bigot may be in earnest and honest, and earnestness and honesty atone for a host of defects of thought and discipline. It is seen that, though he may disgust some, his very narrowness and bigotry will have a stimulating effect upon others. In the case of the Reverend Snob, however, there are few redeem ing features; and it is difficult to see how his influence can but be pernicious to the faith which he is supposed to preach and the devotional instincts of mankind generally. Though he makes a hollow pretence of being devoted to things spiritual, an...

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FAIR, BUT FICKLE [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 July 1878

FAIR, BUT FICKLE Two wedding couples presented them selves at the Mayoralty in a suburb of Paris to carry out the civil portion of their marriage contract. They ranged themselves on opposite sides of the Mayor's official throne, and faced one another. The Mayor was asking a ques tion of one of the brideggooms, whose attention was thus distracted from his bride. On turning round to look at her when he had answered the question, he caught her making "sheep's eyes" at the bridegroom opposite. Being of a jealous temperament, he laid his hand roughly on her arm, and said sharply : " Mademoiselle, which of the two brides are you ? You are mine, I be lieve; then oblige me confining your glances to me." The bride was a young woman of spirit, and, rejecting the tone in which the reprimand was made, retorted: "Ah, monsieur, if you are jealous already I am likely to lead a pleasant life with you I" The jealous bridegroom made an angry reply, and then the other bride groom must needs put his oa...

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THE POOR MAN'S GARDEN. (SOCIAL NOTES.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 July 1878

THE .POOR MAN'S GARDEN. (SOCIAL NOTES.) Among the chief of the many im provements which this our dingy Me tropolis has received within the last few years, most be classed the atten tion given to flowers and window gar dens. The very rich have their con servatories and plantations, the well-to do in London their greenhouse and parterre, the humbler lovers of all green things their fern-case and flower stands; but the dwellers in the one back room, the weary city clerk with his limited salary, his many mouths to feed, and his circumscribed house room, have only their window garden -their long wooden box, enriched it may be with gaudy tiles-wherein to plant their childhood's favourites and keep the colour of God's carpet green in their memories. Flowers and music make the poetry of life, and the more the toilers in this city of brick and mortar are made fami liar with them, the better for the mental and moral health. This conviction has spread rapidly. during the last few years, the ri...

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

Funerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN, U Tncd. ertaker, At PRICES LOWER than any house in Victoria. Note the address: 203 4 205 S3I ITHST., FITZROF. MRS. MITCHELL, Begs to inform her friends and the public in general that she has removed to 97 GERTRUDE ST., When she will carry on the I2 E A P Er - , AND Ladies' Underclothing Bnsinsss, As usual C. C; WAKEFIELD, Fa'mily "E3utcher, Corner of BRUNSWICK & NEWRY STS. Families waited on for orders, and supplied at lowest rates. Best small goods in the district. Sausages fresh daily, not equalled for quality and flavor. WM. THOMPSON, -o L GROCER & IRONMONGER, COCKATOO STORE, 347 BRUNSWICK STREET, FITZROY. CITY ENGINE WORKS 23 STANLEY STREET, COLLINGWOOD. BURLINSON & WISEWOULD ENGINEEBS, &c., Makers of all kinds of Brewers' and Fell mongers' machinery. All kinds of Repairs done with promptitude and cheapness. G00D WORK??ANSHIP GUARANTEED Nanufacturers of Boiler & Steam Pipe Coating Composition. 3FITZROY AR...

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

P'ART IL This was the only case, in all my practice, where I felt like transferring the responsibility to another. Not be cause of the difficulty-that would only nerve my ardour-but because Mrs. Baldwin was the tenderly beloved wife of the oldest, warmest, and truest friend I possessed; and I knew that personal feeling would come in, and might disturb the cool equilibrium of mind so essential to skill and steadiness of hand. " As the time approached, my concern increased. So oppressive did this be come, that at last I sent for Mr. Baldwin, and seriously proposed that Dr. B--, the eminent surgeon to whom I have just referred, should be called on to perform the operation. "' He is older, and has a larger ex perience,' I said. 'All the profession award to him the first place in our city.' "' I have no doubt of his skill,' re plied my friend, speaking in a firm, decided way; ' but his skill is not supplemented with sobriety. You know that as well as I do. His habit of drinking too freel...

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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY, JULY 1. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 July 1878

POLICE. FITZEOY-MoNDAr, JULT 1. Before Messrs. Showers, Marsden, Wood head. Bell, Raven and Lyons. Charles Williams - unlawful assault. Charlotte Crawford said she lived in North Carlton. On Saturday last she was in Smith-street at about a quarter to eight o'clock. She was going out of a jeweller's shop when the defendant accosted her and called her very objectionable names, and used insulting language to her, asking her to go with him for the night. In answer to the defendant, Mrs. Crawford denied asking for half-a-crown to letthe defendant accompany her home. A witness came forward and said he knew Mrs. Crawford to be a very respectable lady. Williams, in defence, said that Mrs. Crawford accosted him and asked for half-a-crown to go home with him. He denied striking the woman. Fined £10 or three months' imprisonment. Caroline White-drunk and disorderly. Constable Mayberry found the woman drank in Brunswick-street on Saturday night. Having been locked up since then she was discharg...

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COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. FRIDAY, JULY 5th, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 July 1878

COUNC ILS. CITY OF FITZOY. FamYr, JULY 5th. 1878. Present-The Mayor. Crs. Evans, Ewing, McMahon, Woedhead, Cunningham, Lyona and Tacker. coREESPOzDnErCL From the Sieretary of the Fitzroy Schoni of Design - Mr. Bannetts - asking the council to remit the sum of £2 is 6d, paid for the use of the Town H?1. at the Dis tribution of Prizes Mr. Bannetts also asked that a similar amount, charged for the use of hall on the occ sion of the Disa tribution of Prizes in connexion with the State Schools of the district, be remittel. From Mount Fr tklyn, Emerald Hill, St. Arnaud. Bullen, and Heathcote councils, in reference to the loin question, and generally approving of the action of the Fitzroy council in the matter. Erom Mrs. C. Dawson. asking for the use of the Hall to give a concert on behalf of the Sick Children's HospitaL.-Referred to the Finance Committee. From the secretary of the Fitzroy Cricket Club, asking for patronage of Council. Patronage was granted. REPOWT. The Public Works Commit...

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

fTHE MELBOURNE ATHENREUM.-Up 1 wards of 200 distinct home, foreign, and intercolonial NEWSPAPERS filed regu larly. RilHE MELBOURNE ATHEN.EUM-New 1 Newsroomnow open.31 copies Melbourne dailies exhibited, shipping telegrams, &c TIHE MELBOURNE ATHEN-EUM, Main 1 READINGROOM contains great variety illustrated and weekly papers. 150 magazines, reviews, &c. TulHE MELBOURNE ATHEN.UM-Cir 1 culating Library of 16,000 volumes and Library of reference. New books constantly added. [iMHE IELBOURNE ATHENE~ TM--Nu I merous Classes.towhich Members of the institution are admitted at reduced fees. TIlHE MELBOURNE ATHENtEUM-Sub .1 scription, securing full privileges and dating from day of payment; £ . Is. yearly. 1HE MELBOURNE ATHENEUM--New 1 Members can join at any period. No entrance fee. Full particulars on applica tion. MR. ALBERT. READ, SOLICITOR, 5 QUEEN STREET, MELBOURNE AND AT SOUTH PRESTON. E Projrietors of the Mercury have the pleasure of announcing that they have made arrange...

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

DURHAM HOUSE.' J. CURRY, TAILOR & HABIT MAXER, - _ 79 _4. 8irr sMTZv'-- FITZROY. R. KERSHAW. Familj 'rocer 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 HIGGINBOTHA.M. T. HIGGINBOTHAE, ~ensational Iaircutter, etc., Respectfully informs the public that he cuts hair in ali 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, 215 5MITH STREET, FITZROY. All kinds of Fancy Pipes, etc. CHAS. MOORE, (Late of Collingwood) Cay' ve` S G1-31c1er, Picture Frame Maker, 114 Lonsiale st., opposite hospital, Melb'ne. Re-Gilding, Map Mounting, &c. TEACHER OF PIANOFORTE, 280 NICHOLSON ST., FITZROY. dAnd at C-FAS. CANTLON, HAIRDRESSER, AND TOBACCONIST, ?lIPSON'S ROAD, [Opposi...

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Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 July 1878

DEATH. BADMAN.--On the 5th July, and on her 54th wedding day, at her residence, Bedford street, Collingwood, Maria, the beloved wife of Samuel Badman (mother of Mrs. W. Lowe, and Mrs. F. Bryant), aged 74 years.

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I. O. O. F. BANQUET TO MR. JOHN B. HARMON. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 July 1878

I. 0. o. F. BANQUET TO MR. JOHN B. HARMON. On Monday evening last a grand banquet was given at the Reform Club Hotel to Mr. John B. Harmon of San Francisco, who, in his capacity of Deputy Grand Sire of the Grand Lodge of the United States I.O.O.F., has been sent at the expense of that Grand Lodge, as a commissioner to institute the Grand Lodge of Australasia. This he had done on that afternoo*, and the achievement of the primary object of his mission was fl-tngly commemorated by having the banquet on the same day. The bro hers of the LO.O.F. mustered in great form, fully 200 being present. The chair was taken by the Grand Master, William Gane. who had on his right the guest of the evening. The vice chair was occupied by the Deputy Grand Master, William Judge. The Vice-Consul of America, Mr. S. P. Lord, was to the right of Mr Harmon. -Mr. Cook and Dr. Smith, M.L.A.'s, Mr. Balton, the president of the Druids : Mr. Grimwade, Grand Master of the Order of St. Andrew; the newly elected of...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 6 July 1878

PUBUSHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1878. BEFORE another issue of this paper, the Parliament will have met, and in all probability will have decided in re ference to the action taken by Mn. BERRY for the purchase of the Hobson's Bay Railway. Their are not wanting rumors that some portion of the Minis terial supporters have intimated their intention of opposing the purchase on all grounds; but we trust that in this matter wiser counsels will prevail. There cannot be a question of the ad vantage that would accrue in every re spect, by the State becoming the ab solute proprietors of the Company's line. The facilities it would give the Government to carry out many of its proposed railway lines are such as can not be over-estimated. If the country had seen the building of a parallel line to connect the Gippsland line with the metropolis, in coming years it would have been regretted, and probably looked upon as a reckless squandering of the public funds. Such a ...

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HISTORIC SLANG. [CHAMBERS'S JOURNAL.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 July 1878

j -a 1ýSH TORIJ SLANG : r , ,"uH ow p, eom n '. T e "iehsion , " I, '`out pfx pfr,i This is a very ancient. ,d;aug and }s supposedto bede ned rfive "Dumpos, king;of Egyp whlio bsilt a pyramid and died of melan choly ;" so that the thieves anid gip. sies'are iot all- to blame for=ihaving given us n few,expressive'words-! We. next come upon a word fall of pathetic meaning forimanyvofus ·nit is tiB ghost that haunts ,s at-Chri tmas time, and pursuesi'is more or less thing~hout the ne t5yeiar-it is :w 'Edun. I is a word of consequence,; for it is at once. a verb'iad g nounu and is derived from the Saxon, word , dunuan," to .din or elamour. It owes.,itsinmortality-so. traditioý.says--to.having been the sur lame'of one soe-Dun, a famous bailiff 9of-ondon in 4the reign: of HenryVII., ,,who,, Las so active and; dexterous in ,collecting bad debts, that when.any, one ',, became aow. to ;pay,".the neighbours used, to say,, Dn him," that is, send Dun after:him.. ".Draw, it: mild;'; and -c come ...

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SPORTS. HURLING. BOHEMIANS v. KYNETON.—By a Special. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 July 1878

SPORTS. HURLING. Bomana s av' KrNrron.-By a Special This match was played last Saturday, and resulted in a draw. Some of the Kyneton onlookers were inclined to award the ad vantage to the local team, though I do not feel disposed to agree therewith when I reflect that our opponents were lucky enough to win the toss, and thereby benefit themselves by avoiding the mud and taking advantage of the dryest of the ground, for 55 minutes in the first part of the game, while the Bohemians had only 25 minutes. Although the game endedin a draw, a result regarded as unsatisfactory, I can say that both teams felt the game was worthy of the interest centred in it. Indeed I doubt if, since the introduction of the game to this colony, any hurling match was regarded with so keen an interest as this one. The train left at 12-15 sharp, and in order that no time should be lost it was decided to choose the captain, vice-captain, and the umpires ea route. Mr. G. Bennett was elected captain, Mr. P. Burke ...

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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 13 July 1878

L" ocA IN.OLVENT.-JTmes Teller, Carl ton. coa~hdriver. Causes of insolvency: , osaes in business.want of employment, and adversejudgment in Melbourne County Court. Liabilities. ~137 6s lid; assets, .7; deiSiency, £130 6s ld. Mr. Jacomb, aswg- ee. Shopkeepers are cautioned against ob strucsing the footpaths by exposing their goods for sale thereon. The police have determined that in tbad of summoning the offenders to the local police court they will give sir hours notica to them, and then seize the goods if they are not removed.

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