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ADA AND HER COUSIN CHARLES, A TALE FOR VICTORIAN BOYS AND GIRLS. CHAPTER VI. INSTABILITY OF PURPOSE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 August 1878

ADA AND HER COUSIN CHARLES, A TALE FOR VICTORIAN BOYS AND GIRLS. BY E. A. SAMSON. CHAPTER VI. INSTABILITY OF PURPOSE. In saying these words, poor Ada, cheerful as she tried to appear, had some difficulty in repressing a sigh that was struggling to escape her bosom. Succeeding, however, in assuming a calmness that it must be acknowledged she did not feel, and with an outward equanimity of manner, evidently forced, she continued: " Charles longs to achieve an honour able position in the world before he marries me, but he has not yet decided upon the profession he will adopt. The strong wish that he has to acquire dis tinction, to hear his name mentioned with praise, to gain the applause of the multitude, gives him untold anxiety. I cannot, certainly, blame him for desir ing to win fame and high position. Yet I acknowlege that I do not think success. either professional, monetary, or social, will secure greater happiness to him or to me. First, you know, he had a strong penchant for mu...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CHILD STEALING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 August 1878

CHIILD STEALTh'G. At tha Fitzroy Police court on Monday, before Messrs. Panton, P. M., Showers, Raven,-Marsden, Bennett, Bell, Barnett, T. Kidney, Fowler, H. Raven, Ricardo, Berry, WToodhead, Marks, and McLean. Mary Fitzgibbon was charged with steal ing a child. Mr. Read appeared to prose cute, and Mr. Sievewright to defend. Mr. Read went over the details of the case, addressing the bench on behalf of the prosecution. The witnesses were then ordered out of court, and then was called Sarah Rosa Potts, wife of Edward Albert Potts, living in Brunswick-street, Fitzroy, a draper by trade, sworn, said on the 15th December last, at about 4-30, she gave her child to herdaughter Adelina to nurse. The baby was called Charles Potts, and was five weets ard six days old at that time. The girl had been away an hour before she returned home without the baby. She said the baby hadbeen taken from her by a woman. The baby had a gentleman's Cashmeer handkerchiefround his head when be was out with Adel...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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THE FEAST OF LANTERNS AT CANTON. (JAPAN TIMES.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 August 1878

THE FEAST OF LANTERNS AT CANTON. (JaPaN TmIES.) THE Feast was held on the three nights of the September full moon our harvest moon-and celebrates the birth of that luminary, sister to the Celestial Lord of the five-clawed Dragon. On the swell night, that of actual full moon--every Chinese house holder is obliged (doubtless on pain of being chopped into mineemeat) to hang out from the highest point of his dwel ling two lamps at least, and all day long the people may be seen occupied in fixing these lanterns on the points of long slender bamboos, till the city from afar looks like an enormous cane-brake or a mighty bed of bulrushes. The lanterns, gaily painted, are of all forms sizes, and colours-and as night falls and the full moon slowly rises, the lights begin to glimmer, and in half an hour, the low, mean, sordid city is changed into an almost indiscribable scene of brilliant, twinkling, glittering light and beauty. I was most fortunate in the weather. A slight, very slight misthu...

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COUNCILS. COLLINGWOOD—WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7TH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 August 1878

COUNCILS. COLLINGWOOD-WEDEKsDAY, AUG. 7TH. Present-The Mayor (Cr. Walker). in the chair, Cr. Peters. Smith, Keele. Wright, Turner, Hanslow, Bryant, and Upton. CORRESPONDZNCE Francis Bantam, claiming £20 for the loss occasioned to him by the Council ab sorbing part of his land as footpaths. From J. P. Byrne, asking for assistance toward the annual distribution of prizes to the School of Design. From the surveyor of Richmond. drawing attention to the necessity of metal being laid in Victoria-street. From Win. Bull, Hilton-street, Clifton Hill, complaining of the bad state of that street, it being in an unpassable condition. REPORTI. The Public Works Committee recom mended-1. The payment of accounts amounting to£1081 4s. 2d. 2. That James Inkster's tender for the construction of right-of-way at rear of the west hide of Wellington-street, north of Mater-street, at the bulked sum of £126 17s. 6d. be ac cepted. 3. That tenders be called for 1000 yards maintenance metal. 4. That a sum not ...

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CONCERNING WEDDING CEREMONIES. SOCIAL NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 August 1878

CONCERNING WEDDING CEREIONIEB. SocioL Nos - How many people there are who in fine clothes and with smiling faces "assist" at a modern wedding, yet in their heart of hearts think the profuse outlay and the general festive arrangements usual on the occasion a piece of tiresome folly ! Few, however, like to make a dead set against time-honoured customs unless strong personal feelings or personal interests are concerned. Marriage may certainly lay claim to being the most important event in life, and as such there must ever be solemnity associated with it. In fact our Prayer-book speaks of the Solem. nization of Matrimony. Of course it is right that there should be a certain publicity attached to every marriage ceremony, and probably in this fact originated the custom of inviting friends to be present on the occasion, till by degrees wedding parties have become more and more crowded, and now it is a common thing for a vast assembly to congregate at them. Of course where there is great we...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 August 1878

Funerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN,,. 'zC . dc e r t a G ry At PRICES LOWER ,than any house; S in Victoria.' Note the address: 203 &o205 SSIITH I ST, FITZROY. TO THE LADIES OF Collingwood, East Ielbourne, and Richmond, " R. ` COLLINS Begs to announce to his friends and the public that he has opened the premises 55 SiZprzason's-rCL., With the largest stock of Boots and Shoes in the district, comprising the latest novelties of the day, both in style and workmanship, which will be sub mitted to the public at prices which cannot be equalled in town or suburb. Come and inspectbefore purchasing, and I am sure you will be satisfied. RED HOUSE, 55 SIMPSON'S RD Opposite Shelley's N. Richmond hotel. I. R. FAWCETT, TAILOR, AND WOOLLEN DRAPER, Best West of England Cloths and Doeskins, German, Colo nial and other Coatings, and Tweeds always in stock. All Silk, and Walsh & Margetson's Shirtings. Bilk Coats to order and in stock. Prices strictly moderate. WESTMORELAND HOUSE, Gertrud...

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COBURG COUNCIL. MONDAY, AUG. 5. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 August 1878

COBURG COUNCIL. 3foxDAT, Ano. 5. Present :-The president (Cr. Ritchie) in the chair, Crs. Dolling. Hunt, Jones, McCowan, Landells, Hutton. Kyle and Kendall. CORRESPONDENCL From Thomas Henegan asking for an ex tension of time to finish his contract Granted. From ra'epayers in Post Office Buildings complaining of the sta.te of the foe'paths in front thereof. The Inspector was ordered to attend to the matter. From a number of ratepayers in O'Hea's read, complaining of the level of the channel in that ro.d. Thecompltinunts said that the street itself was neglected boyord anythinin ting in the This pti tion, which was presented by Cr. Burton, was received. From a number of ratepayery in east Newland's road, complaining of the state thereof and asking for metal to be placed thereon. Refered to the Public Works Committee. A report on the loan question was held over for a time. Accounts amounting to £210 14a. d. were passed for payment. BaLance in the bank £66 7s. 5d. Cr. Hutton referred to...

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CHAPTER VII. POETRY AND PAINTING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 August 1878

CHAPTER VII. POETRY AND PAINTING. Ada having finished speaking, began to pack up her work-basket and to clear the table prior to retiring for the night. Mr. Pipkins, anything but pleased at the prospect of having to go home before lhe had: made his 'peace with Edith, tremblingly and with many misgivings, asked permission of this tyrannical and voluble young lady to be allowed to make a remark. fHe was condescendingly and graciously in formed that he might do so, if he limited himself to one observation only, and ejected it in the fewest possible words. Elated with joy, he exclaimed: " To write a play, one must have plenty of brains - " A stamp of the foot, and a sudden exclamation of dissent from Edith, warned him that he had somehow blundered, and had trodden, figuratively, on some one's toes. "Then, Mr. Pipkins, sir, if;itisbrains that are wanted, you will never be able to write a play. Why, I don't believe you could write four lines of prose, or four jingling rhymes, to save your...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 August 1878

TH Mercury can be obtaiied from any of I the following agents:-8ubscription le. per quarter. G. CASrEar ... 167 Smith street. Mrs. WooDarPv... 96 Brunswick street. DuaN & CoLraI s Arcade, Smith street. Mr. Pnaorr ..; 316 Wellington street. Mr. O'Kars ... Heidelberg road. Mr. Benarrr .. Smith street Mr. Wamosa ... Peel Street. iMr. Seiva ... 200 Johnston street, next Yarra hotel Mrs. DAvis ... Simpson's road. GORDON & GorTC Collins st., Melbourne. Mr. PA~asoN ... Brunswick at. Mr, P r.sTox ... Brunswick st. Mr. GasIDROD ... Gertrude st. Ma. WILcox ... Vere street.: Mr. Wasvas ... High st., Northcote. Mr. MansmanA ...- Gowerville Mr. WooD ... Preston. Mr. TuLLOcr ... Heidelberg Ma. IiiArt .S . -.. Greensborough =- Mn. Fans ... Diamond Creek M:. -RzD ... Postmaster, Coburg. J. H. WALKER, (10 years with J. R. Webster) Jeweller and Optician, 172 SMITH STREET, COLLINGWOOD. Repairs promptly & economically done POTTS' LOST CHILD CONCERT. 'A CONCERT Will be held at TH...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, AUG. 10, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 August 1878

PUBUSHEDEVERY SATURDAY. .:. ab-or Omnia Vincit. -'SATURDAY, AUG. 10, 1878. THE Municipal elections for 1878 are over. The results generally may not be all that: were anticipated-and pos sibly some little disappointment may be felt by interested municipal politicians. But-the choice of the people has been made,- and we can but hope in all instances the general .ability and in tegrity of the newly-elected may justify the votes given. In the democratic element. pervading 'our municipalities and shires it would at all times be somewhat difficult to predict what would be the public decision-though occasionally a faint glimmering of pub lic sentiment may embolden a conjec ture. At the elections just over there has been in all the places where the Mercury chiefly circulates, an absence of excitement-comparatively speaking. Few questions have been raised lately in the. municipal constituencies that have greatly affected the burgesses, and hence the peacefulness, and even tameness in which t...

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Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 10 August 1878

MARRIAGE. BARTHOLOMEW-LEARY--On the 7th July, at St. Patrick's Cathedral, by the Rev. Father Aylward, H. Egerton. Bartholo- mew to Margaret Theresa, eldest daughter Mr. George Leary, of Gower- ville.

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ESKIMO DOGS. (CASSELL'S NATURAL HISTORY.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 17 August 1878

ESKIMO DOGS. (CasardL's NATURAL mIaroa.) THE horrible savagery of these poor wretches can -hardly be wondered at; they live in a country where there is hardly a chance for them in any inde pendent foiiring expedition; they are half-starved' by their masters, being fed chiefly on frozen .walrus hides in the winter, and allowed to shift for themselves in the summer when their services are not required, and are in so perennial and acute a state of hunger that they are ready at any time to eat their own harness if allowed to do so. It is generally stated that they are per fectly insensible to kindness, and only to be kept iin order by a liberal appli cation of a lash, or even of a more for midablei weapon; for the Eskimo, if their'dogs are refractory, do not scruple to !beat them.about the head with a hammer, or anything else of sufficient hardness which happens to be-at hand. They will even beat the poor brutes in this horrible manner until they are actually stunned. Notwithstanding th...

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SHOULD INCOMING CHINAMEN BE TAXED? [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 17 August 1878

BHOUILD INCOTfING cHINAMEN BE TAXED ? As the last Parliamentary meeting of the Albert-street Young Men's Association Mr. McKenzie moved the following resolution "That a sum of £5 be levied upon all Chinamren entering the colony after the 1st of January, 1869;" and in speaking to the resolution, he said "It is a well known fact that enormous numbers of Chinamen are leaving their own country for the Aue tralian shores, that many of these men will make their way to Victoria, that they will bring with them disease and crime, that as they (the Chinamen) can live on a grain of rice a day they will throwour workmen out of employment, that when here they will contribute little or nothing to the revenue. and, worst of all, will be a fruitful source of immorality; for these reasons he claimed support for this proposition to tax incoming Chinaman. Mr. F. Kernot: Chinamen, to my think ing, offend all our senses. They are cer-. tainly not pretty objects to look .at, nor to smell, while as to the...

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TURKISH WIVES. PALL MALL GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 17 August 1878

TURKISEB WIVES. PaLL Mrl: Gazrrrm. -4----- FIRST among Turkish'social topics is that of the harem. The Koran allows a Mussulman to have four wives ; and many persons have consequently imagined that polygamy is the'rule in Turkey,'whereas it'is the"exception. A Mussulman may only have as many wives as he can keep in comfort; and it is only the very rich who can afford to keep four. The middle-class Turks have only one wife apiece; the men of the lowest class are often obliged to remain single from not having the means to support a consort in the style which the Moslem law enjoins. Nothing can be more un-Turkish than the Mor mon idea of accumulating a number' of women to live under one roof, quarrel ling in the kitchen and parlour, and acting as household drudges for their husband.' The Turkish wife is not a slave ; the chief fault to find with her. is, that she has too lofty a sense of her own dignity. An advocate of female rights would have' some difficulty in persuadingher that her...

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HURLING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 17 August 1878

HURLING. The members of the Collingwood hurling club took advantage of the fine weather on: Saturday last and turned up izn-good numbers in order to indulge in a-little practice, and to get themselves int6 gold' form for the great match of the season, which takes place to.day ,iu Kinseila's paddock. From-the nuniber that was practising/Mes~is.-W. Brown and M. Cody (the respective captains) were efabled to select asides of 18 each. . :Cody won the toss, and elected to hit with the wind'and the fall of the groundt which advantage had the effect of his side being credited with two goals to his opponent's nil in the first half of the game. -In the inUter~al; Brown warned his mento wire-in and make matters even, if possible. Theyactedupon" his suggestion, and were soon.awarded with two goalls 'their?ciedit wiuich pntCody's men on their mettle. and they, by a hard struggle, managed to force, another goal, despite the efforts of Brown's back players. But Brown's men were not to be denied, ...

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COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 17 August 1878

C- cU6NCrLS. Presnxt 'ihe Mayor (Cr. Ticker) iiin the chair, -Ci.' ,Holdepn, Eva s Tj cMAupuz Woodhead,Cnnninglianz, Lyons, Showerd. and Ewing. From J. T. iHunchette, complaining of nuisance from .the factory. of the ,omnibus company. Referredto the lccal Board of Health on the motiou of Cr. Woodhead Frio th 8eeretiary of t h Tdi Design asing tEe Council to fix a ni g' on which the School of Design for Fitzroy could meet regularly in the Town Hall. Cr. WVoxio ead movedtTift. tle matter be, referred to the Select Committee. .Cr. McMahon seconded. Ca. Evans addressed tLe Council at ozme length upon the value of the s:hoo}and. moved that .tr I9hurday night beV\l-. clusivelygranted for.the use °of 1he schoo4 Cr. Woodhead withdriew hisamotion and seconded the?esolition of Or.' lna4 . C1Ewin-g moved an amendmenzt - That it be referred to a select committee." He did so because the question should be properly considered. Cr. Showers seconded the resolution for the purpose of fully ventilati...

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CHAPTER IX. A RING AT THE BELL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 17 August 1878

CHUPTrz IX. SA RINQ AT: ~I- B3SL. - '!Now, Mr. Pipkins, I hope you think you have said enough. I have given you plenty of latitude. You have put your- foot in it this time. I will take an early opportunity of re porting all you have said to the head of your department. Why, you are a very dangerous man. You are a communist. You have no proper respect for the rights of property. People may cer tainly spend their money how they like, and with whom they like, and for what they like without being called over the coals by you. But I have given you rope enough and you have nearly hanged yourself with it. And see what the result is of letting your tongue run on at that dreadful rate. Why, you have attacked all our most treasured, social, institutions. You are a red re publican, and I will have nothing more to do with you. I see what it is, you hate rich people, and rich people, it is admitted by everybody, possess every social virtue, have a monopoly of all the talents, and are models of c...

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ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 17 August 1878

ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. Assraacr of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week ending 3rd August 1878. District. CS Brighton ... ... 1 Brunswick ... ... 6 2 Carlton ... ... 42 4 Fitzroy ... ... 12 4 Collingwood. ... ... 24 10 Flemington ... ... 2 . Footscray ... ... 7 4 Hawthorn ... ... 3 2 Hotham ... ... 13 6 Kew ... ... ... 5 6 Melbourne (South) ..: 8 23 Ielbourne (West) ... 9 4 Prahran .. ... 10 7 Richmond ... ... I5 6 Sandridge ... ... 7 6 Emerald Hill ... ... 14 7 South Yarra ... ... 10 St. Kilda ... ... 5 7 Williamstown ... ... 8 1 20 100 Of the total deaths, 30 were of child ren net exceeding the age of three years. 20 being under one year.

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MATER'S PADDOCK. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 17 August 1878

A meeting of the inhabitants of this district was held at the Gasometer Hotel, on Monday night last, to take into consider. aion the action of the council, i' .r en forcing payment for making streets' in Mater's Paddock. The attendance was good several not being able to sbtain seats. Mr. Samuel was appointed Chairman, and commenced proceedings by informing those present that since they last met, the Council had passed a resolution to the effect that owners of property in Mater's Paddock must pay the whole cost of making the streets. This determination would now compel Ratepayers - to take action. He could see from the attendance that they felt the injustice thus thrust upon them. He would suggest that a case be drawn out giving a complete history of the question from the division of the paddock toithe present date, submit such a case to the solicitor, and get him to prepare a memorial for presentation to the Government. This course was adopted with success when' the Conncil, some ti...

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A JAPANESE NOBLEMAN'S ROOM. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 17 August 1878

A JAPANESE NOBLEMAN?' BOOM WHEN travelling in Japan as a royal guest, Dr. Dresser was entertained by the Governor of Kioto (a gentleman whose.rank and position may be com pared with that of the Lord Mayor of London), who, according to the usages of Japan, employ a master of ceremonies, or a professor of etiquette, to conduct the feast. The young Japanese gentle men, after having finished their education, serve a sort of apprentice ship to such a master of the laws, and this apprenticeship lasts from six months to two years, according to the aptness of the pupil in learning. The book containing the laws of etiquette comprises two thonsand pages. Besides teaching manners and conducting feasts, these masters .of etiquette arrange dwellings for the rich-calling to their aid architects, decorators, carvers of wood, and such other professional assist ance as may be necessary to meet their requirements-for there is an etiquette which must be observed in the construe tion and arrangement of...

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