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CHAPTER II. EDITH HAZELDEANE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 July 1878
CHAPTER II.L EDITH HAZELDEANE. SEATED at a round table on which is placed a shaded lamp are three persons. It is a winter evening, and a cheerful fire is blazing on the hearth. There is an air of comfortable easy circumstances in all the little appointments of the room. One of the three persons at the table is a young girl verging on twenty years of age, a pretty blonde with gentle blue eyes and light auburn hair, whose features, though not perfectly regular, have a charm of their own which is irresistibly pleasing and at tractive. Her hair, combed neatly off her forehead, falls in long waving tresses down her neck and shoulders, displaying a face which bears the im press of frankness and of amiability. Her christian name is Ada, and she is cousin to Charles Lindsay, the young man whom I have casually brought under the reader's notice in the pre ceding chapter. Seated by Ada is another young girl of about the same age, equally noticeable for her neatness of dress and her pleasant ma...
ADA AND HER COUSIN CHARLES, A TALE FOR VICTORIAN YOUTHS. CHAPTER I. CHARLES LINDSAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 July 1878
ADA AND HER COUSIN CHARLES, A TALE FOB VICTORIAN YOUTHS. BY E. A. SAMSON. CHAPT?r I. CHARLES LINDSAY. THERE are people who mistrust every body, and who openly give expression to their doubts of the truth of every thing that is told them. Again there are others who laugh at everybody and turn everything into ridicule. And there are many, not a small class either, who imagine themselves able to achieve success in anything and everything they choose to undertake. It is not an inconvenient habit that of always doubting and of suspending one's judg ment, and this because it saves one the trouble of giving prompt expression to one's opinions, as well as the annoyance of having to examine into the nature of things, and of thinking deeply and continuously. Besides, it relieves one from the necessity of trying to com prebend what one does not under stand at the very first glance. Thus it is that we meet with so many persons who shrug their shoulders with a smile of incredulity when told, say...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 July 1878
GENERAL NOTICE. r ercary is published every Saturday SMorning. Persons wishing to have the paper regularly delivered at their place of Sbsiness or residence will be charged Is. per quarter,payable in advance; by postla.6d. per quarter. ' The quarter commences onthe rsat Satur day in the months of December, March, Tune, and September. The Editor will be obliged for inform ation-more especially relating to local matters. SCALE FOR ADVERTISING. Business Cards, per quarter, frpom ,,7s. 6d. Offcial and Election Advertisements, each insertion, per inch 2! 6d. Want places, Servants;' Hoiseand Land-for Sale or to Let, Articles Sfor Sale -or Eichange, M?iscel laneous, Missing Friends, Ac., Os. 6d. Notices of Births, Deaths, and arriages ... .. ... is. o0. STo 'AnDV rTIBEssss.-HOntice to ýitsd eadverisementa must be given in writing. SilHE Mercury can be obtained from any of tthe following agents :-Bubscription !1s. per quarter G. Caasnr-L ... 167 Smith street. Mrs. WooDRuaw.... 96 Bhrinsoklv...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 July 1878
DURHAM HOUSE. J. CURRY, T!AILOR & HABIABI?T: KER, FITZROY. R. KERSHAW. Famill 3rocer 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. HIGGINBOTHAM, Sensational Iaircutter, etc., Respectfully informs the public that he cuts hair in all the following fashionable styles: Rifle Corps, Garibaldi, Palmerston, Horse shoe, Byron, Brutus, Oxford, American, French, Cambridge, West end, Dnndreary, aad Military crop. Hair cut and shampoo'd T. HIGGINBOTHAM, 215 SMITH STREET, FITZROY. All kinds of Fancy Pipes, etc. CHAS. MOORE, (Late of Collingwood) ~ar-ver d& Gi11cder, Picture Frame Maker, 114 Lonsdale st., opposite hospital, Melb'ne. Re-Gilding, Map Mounting, &c. MRS.RICHARD DAWSON TEACHER OF PIANOFORTE, 280 NICHOLSON ST., FITZROY. And at NICHOLSON & ASCHERBERG'S CHAS. CANTLON, HAIRDRESSER, AND TOB...
The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 July 1878
PUBLSHED EVERY SATURDAY. Lalaor Omnia Vtci. SATURDAY JULY 20, 1878. SxmG that it has been decided to hold an International Exhibitio6i in Mel bourne, in less than tw yearsfromi thin date, and that a site for the exhibition buildings has ., been selected in - the immediate vicinity of the cities of Fitzroy and Collingwood, we :think it would be wise for the Councils to at once apply. themselves to the work of putting their houses in order, and pre pare for the critical inspection to which the localities under their care will be submitted. by Lthe visitors from other shores, which. the Exhibition may be expected'to attract. It would of course be too much, to hope that in, the short space of two years anything like per fection could bl attained; or the effects of years-of muddle and mismanage ment erased, but there is, nevertheless, time for many.conspicuouseyesores - to be removed, and many valuable and permanent improvements effected. . In Fitzroy, for instance, an effort should be m...
FITZROY—THURSDAY, JULY 18. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 20 July 1878
FITZROY-THURSDAY, JULY 18. &nbsp; Before Messrs. Showers, Raven, Rushall, T. Kidney, McLean, and Marsden. Peter Healey and Thomas Garrett were charged with stealing from a dray 2 dozen Brooke's No. 3 Yankee glass-cutters, value £2. Mr. R. Malcom identified the property as belonging to the American Novelty shop. John Bennison, driver of a parcel's dray, said that on the 17th inst. he missed the parcel from his dray. In answer to Mr. Turner, counsel for prisoner, the last witness said that he did not think that the parcel could fall out of his cart. Constable Gahan deposed that on the day in question he saw the prisoner with the parcel produced. On being questioned, the lads stated that they had picked up the parcels, and were on their way to the watchhouse with the articles. Sergeant Rennie stated that the police had been informed that a man had been offering the parcel, alleged to be stolen, for sale. The boys were discharged. Elizabeth Henderson-drunk and dis orderly. Eliza...
COLLINGWOOD, FRIDAY, 26TH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 July 1878
COLLLNGWOOD, FsXmA, 26x. Before Messrs, Turner, Langridge. Berry, and Bartlett, J.P's Two boys named Edwin nnd Sam Roberts were charged with stealing a quantity of broken pipes from the Brunswick road, which they endeavored to dispose of to a metal dealer. The boys said they found it on the road. The bench did not think there was any felonious intention and fined the boys as and 3a costs each. Catherine Boyd-Drank and disorderly. The arresting constable said that she had been behaving in a very disorderly manner. Fined 2s 6d and 2s 6d costs. Thomas Edward v Thomas Byers-Debt summons for labor. Amount 4a 63 Order for amount and 2a Gd costs.
HEAVY GAS CHARGES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 July 1878
HEAVY GAS CHARGES. TO.TEM DITOB. OP THE. MERCUBT. Sir.-I hope you will excuse me for troubling you, but I do so in the. hope of enlisting your sympathy in behalf of many poor but honest men, who are suffering from the exorbitant charges of 'the Gas Company, my gas bills (I have them to show), have gone up from 1/6 to 4]6. and I and those in my family can testify on oath, if needs be, that the gas in my house is not burning as longnowas whenI waspaying 116 per month. I have requested the company twice either to change the'meter or take it away altogether but they take no notice, it appears they have us in their power, and intend to make us pay, hoping youn will give this a s.a3 in your paper, and let us know if there is any reinedy. Yours, &c., F. J. BRANDON. 1 Exeter Cottage. Johnston-street.
ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 July 1878
ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. AsTacr of Births and Deaths registered id the;Metf?politaliand Suburbain Districts` during the week ending 13th July, 1878. . District. Brighton 2... ... 2 Brunswicc ....... 4 Carlt6n' :.. 20 10 Fitzroy. ... ... .18 3 Collingwood ... ... 13 6 Flemington ... ... 2 Footscray . . ... 3 1 Hawthorn 4 2 Hotham ... ... 13 8 Kew ... 1 1 Melbourne (South) . " 7 14 Melbourne (West) ... 7 3 Prabran ... : 4 4 Richmond ... ..' 10 - Sandridge ... 7 2 Emerald Hill ... 10 3 South Yarra ... ... 1 2 St Kild ... . ... 11 1 Williamstown ... ... 5 2 145 70 Of the total deaths, 13 or 18( per cent were of children not exceeding the age of three years; 8 being under the age of on year.
FITZROY, THURSDAY, 25TH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 July 1878
FITZROY, THnasDAY, 25TH. Before Messrs. Showers, Raven, McLean, Kidney, and Marsden. McMahon v Waldron. - Summons for dog attack. Miss McMahon, living in Mary Terrace, said that she knew Mr. Waldron's dog. On the 3rd inst. she was walking along the street when the dog jumped at her, knocked her down, and bit her twice. Mr. Waldron was standing at his gate talking to his wife. He saw the dog jump at her, but he took no notice of the matter till the dog bit her a second time, when he struck the dog with an umbrells. She was at once put to bed and the doctor sent for. She was ill for a month after. Mrs McMahon, mother of the last witness, stated that her child was brought into the house bleeding. Dr. McInerney, the at tending medico, gave evidence as to the serious nature of the iajury inflicted by Waldron's dog. A witness was called who said the dog was a remarkably quiet one. Defendant was fined 40s with 60s costs. John Hill White v Crooke and another Summons for £9 16s work and labo...
MATER'S PADDOCK. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 July 1878
JLATBEB'S PADDOCK. A meeting of the residents of that por tion of the City of Collingwood, known as Mater's Paddock, was held at the Gaso meter Hotel, Smith-street, on Tuesday evening, 23rd inst. Mr. Samuel's occupied the chair, and read the advertisement con yenning the meeting. He said he had called them together believing that they had a grievance that required ventilating, and considered the present an opportune time to-give expression to their views on the cause about to be taken by the Council. Mr. Beggs moved " That in the opinion of this meeting it is expedient to appoint a deputation to wait upon the Council of the City of Collingwood. to state before the Council a grievance they have, of public importance, in connection with that por tion of the City known as Mater's Pad dock." Mr. Field said he would second the mo tion if the mover would add that it be not presented at the next Council meeting. He quite agreed with the tenor of the re solution, yetlhe thought the action p...
PASSING EVENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 July 1878
PASSING EVENTS. . Br Gossir. Since the hairdressers have unitedly agte~d t6i do no work on Sundays, every thing has been working as smoothly as could be wished. No inconvenience is caused, and the only wonder is that they did npt agrieeto?it before. A few persons have been robbed of an excuse to gdoht of a Sunday morning and have a dt.?ikat the hotel. Now they have to tei.tld ir wives where they are going, or ' ii?eBt another excuse. To~' show thaetiii -hairdressers mean to stick to their iiles, the following instance may be interesing. It was told me by one in th' professio:. A iyqung, fellow entered one of the local hairdresser's oip S.late. Saturday: night. He- .hid come down from.the country by the last train. 'Before presenting himself to hi-sweetheart p-nd "his (family next day, he thought he would ?nve his whiskers shared off, like he used to; forihe had-been away on a station for thre yeyars. The hairdresser had suoc ereded in mkinskg the young man-ld6! some~thig like` a Chr...
HURLING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 July 1878
: HiUBLING. Heidelberg v Prahran-These clubs met in Fawkner Park last Saturday, but owing to the rain the game was not started early. About four the game started and was well contested for about an hour, when Jupiter Pluvius put astop thereto, each side having secured three goals. Excellent play was exhibited during the afternoon. This afternoon the Collingwood play the Geelong on the ground of the latter. The Collingwood are requested to meet at the Spencer-street station at eleven o'clock sharp.
HEIDELBERG—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 July 1878
HEIDELBEKG-TrEssnar. Before Messrs. Panton, P.M., McArthur, Smith, and Delbridge. Two young men named Thomas Herlity and Patrick Hunt were charged with shoot ing at two other young men named Buck land and Parker. From the evidence ad duced it appears that on Monday night the parties were out shooting when they had a. quarrel, and commenced stoning each other. The prisoners then went into a drain and fired three shots at the plaintiffs. Patrick Parker, who described himself as half-bred, stated that he had been shot at by the prisoners. There were three shots fired, the third shot passed over his head, but some of the other shots took effect in his foot. J. Herlity, father of one prisoner, gave evidence, but in such a contradictory manner, that he was sent to the watchhouse for 24 hours. Other evil?nce having been taken, the prisoners were committed for triaL Winnifred Pett, an habitual drunkard, was charged with being drunk and dis orderly. Cantioned and discharged.
PRESTON—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 July 1878
PERESTON-THasnar. Before Messrs. Shuter. P.M., Short, Wood and Clinch. Robt. Greenfield. E. Wilsen, J. Kendale, T. Williams, T. Willis, J.Fitzsymons, H. Lyons, and J. Woolf wrere fine4 in sums varying from Is to 2s 6d, and c..t far not having their names painted on their zrts. John Shairshaft, the man who is charged with burning a dwelling at Thomastowna did not appear, a certificate setting forth that he was ill was handed to the bench. The case will come before the next sitting of the court. William MeTntyre was fined 2s 6d and t2 6d costs for sleeping in his dray.
STEALING A VESSEL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 July 1878
STEALING A VESSEL. In the early-part of March, says the Times, Lloyd's agent reported that a vessel had entered Hampton Roads, United States, under somewhat peculiar circumstances, and it was supposed that barratry had been committed. Advices from New York, received by this mail confirm this suspicion. The particulars are as follows--A vessel arrived at Baltimore on the 7th March, and was entered at the Custom-house as the British brigantine Alexis, George Williams, master,, from Port ;Cabello, .Veneelo..f .She ?id a cargo of 4,377 bags of ooffee, weighing .508,5351bs, and 822 hides. A Mr. J. Kinnear,. an Englishman, 35 years of age, and his coloured servant, were passengers in her. He represented himself as the owner of the cargo, and came with it to Hampton Roads, as he believed the United States was the best market. The papers of :the brig seemed irregular, and aroused suspicion. Inquiries were instituted, the final result of which was that the vessel was found to be the British ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 July 1878
DURHAM HOUSE. J. CURRY, TAILOR & HABIT MAKER, 79 .4. 81 SMITH ST., FITZROY.: R. .KERSHAW. Family .3rocer and Provision Merchant LANCASHIRE STORE, HODDLE._STREET (corner Gippa street) F. minilies waited onfor orders. -Eggs and Fresh Batter from best dairies. I TELL U THERE R No Haircutters to equal PROFESSOR HIGGINBOTHAM. T. HIGGINBOTHAM, Sensational .Haircutter, etc., Respectfully informs the public that he cuts hair in all the following fashionable styles: Rile Corps, Garibaldi, Palmerston, Horse shoe, Byron, Brutus, Oxford, American, French, Cambridge, West end, Dundreary, aad Military crop. Haircut and shampoo'd T. HIGGINBOTHAM, 215 SMITH STREET, FITZROY. All kinds of Fancy Pipes, etc. CHAS. MOORE, (Late of Collingwood) C(arver & GC-ldcer, Picture Frame Maxer, 114 Lonsdale st., opposite hospital, Melb'ne. Re-Gilding, Map Mounting, &c. MRS'RICHARD DAWSON TEACHER OF PIANOFORTE, 280 NICHOLSON ST., FITZROY.. And at NICHOLSON & ASCHERBERC'S CHAS. CANTLO...
TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 July 1878
TO COBBESPONDENTS. Bdocited commrunications cannot be returned under any circumstances whatever. No notice can be taken of anonymous com. munications. Every letter must be accom 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 person. interested we have to request that all business communications, including advertisements, orders for the paper, and remittances,be ad dressed to GaIFFITH & SPAVEN, and Qnot to the EDIrOR. ADnH~sExs?Es~B, in all cases, to e prepaid. Letters and other communications intended for insertion in the news columns should be addressed to the Editor.
ELECTION MEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 July 1878
ELECTION MEifS. Touching upon election matters, we refer, as promised in our last issue, to the doings, during their term as councillors, of Messrs. Showersand Evans-theretiring councillors of Fitzroy, and who seek for 're-election' at the hands of their constituents: - His Worship the Mayor (Cr. Showers) has nun doubtedly proved himself -to be one of the best, that is, one of the m6st useful and energetic representatives that Fitzroy has had. It is unnecessary to dwell at length upon his actions, for their beneficial nature must, suggest itself to every elector who studies not only his own interest but that of the town generally. Mr. Showers had been but a short time in the Council when he moved in the matter of composite pave. ments-a work of great utility and of great saving to the ratepayers. It has givena more elegant appearance to the town and has provided pleasanter paths for foot passengers. Shortly after the adoption of this matter by the Cou?ncil, Mr. Showers initiated the...
CHINESE FAMINE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 27 July 1878
CHINESE FAMINE. A public meeting to consider the ter rible nature of the famine now raging in China, was held in the Fftzroy Town Hall on Monday evening last, His Worship the Mayor, Cr. Showers, in the chair. There was a large attendance. ,Ministers of all denominations occupied the platform. Mr. Cheock Hong Cheong, the hon. secretary, delivered the opening address, and in very graphic language depicted the. frightful horrors and the famine raging in the five provinces of China. The famine was cased by want of rain in the northern pro vinces. He said that every guinea sent to China would be the means of keeping a body alive for three months. The speaker drew a harrowing picture of the dead corpses lying about the roads and in the houses. He also referred to the good feel ing that was being engendered in China towards Britain by - asssistance that was being given by its people. Mr. Goodie, secretary of the Central Committee, also addressed the meeting, and said that if a shilling a-h...