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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY, AUG. 12. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 17 August 1878

/ POLICE. FITrzOY--osNaD , kAe. L. Before Messris. Marsden; Bicado.aven. Bennetts and Bell. Jobn Bamble-assaulting the police, Constable Williamson said that on the morning of the 27th ultimo he was in the act of arresting a prisoner when the man before the court attempted to rescue him. and in doing so, struck him (the witness) several blows. Constable Bogerson remembered the late in question, and saw Rnmble cross the street but did not see him strike the constable. Mr. Wilson, watchmaker, was called but he dii not see anything of the assault:. A num .er of witnesses were called, who stated that they did not see the man Bamble strike the can stable. Discharged: TFrederick Turner--drank and disorderly. Fined g - Edward Raveny-insulting beheviour. It was stated that abt4 'cldck on Sun day afternoon the prisoner was very dis orderly. Fined 50s or three 'day" im prisonment. William Smith-for having his cess-pit ina disgracefal conditiona wat-fned 5s TJames Clancy, butcherz-bavine defec...

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

TO COERRESPONDENTS. Rejected communications cannot be returned under any circumstances whatever. Zo notice can be taken of anonymous com nmunications. Every letter must be aecom panied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for publication, but ,as a g earantee of good faith. ?To eoid inconveniencesand delay to persons Sih4reted we hav tio riquest that all business communications, including advertisements, Soders for the paper, andremittances, be ad dressed to G pIFFITH & SPAVEN, and not to the EDITOR. rscýSEME.s, in all casts, to beprepaid. Litters and other communications intended for .insertio.r' in the news columns should be a ddressed to the Editor.

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ONLY A COUSIN. [FERN LEAVES.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 17 August 1878

ONLY A "COUSIN. [EFWN LEVES.] How the rain patters against the wind ows ofyouroffice How sombre, and gloomly, and cheerless, it looks there ! Your little office-boy looks more like an imp of darkness than anything else, as he sits crouched in the corner, with his elbows on his knees and his chin in his hands. ,. You .button your overcoat tight to your chin (cut possible clients), and run over to see your cousin Kitty. Ah! that is worth while ! A bright, blazing fire ; sofa wheeled up to it, and Kitty sitting there, looking so charming in her pretty negligi. She looks up sweetly and tranquilly, and says, "Now, that's.a good Harry; sit down by me, and be agreeable." Well, you "sit down," (just as close as you like, too !) tell her all the down town made gossip; consult her confi dentially about trimming your whiskers; and desire her candid, unbiassed opinion about the propriety and feas ability, with the help of some Macassar, of coaxing out a moustache ! Then you make a foray into he...

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DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES AT THE LITHGOW-STREET STATE SCHOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 17 August 1878

DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES AT THE LITHGOW-STREET STATE SCHOOL. On Friday, the 9th inst., the annual dis tribution of prizes in connection with the above school was held in the schoolroom. There were a number of the parents and friends of the children present. Ex-Mayor Turner, who had been invited by Major Trythall, occupied the chair, and thanked the children for the very handsome contribu tion they had made to the Indian Famine Fund. He also expressed his pleasure at the manner in which the children behaved at the trip to Ballarat. Councillor Turner addressed the children upon their duties and the manner of succeeding in life. The address was short and pithy. Mr. Mirams, M.L.A., also made a very pertinent address, and urged upon the chil dren to be honest to themselves and to their teachers, and they would then secure good characters, which would stand them in good stead throughout the world. The Rev. Ebenezer Taylor also addressed the meeting. Mr. Aumont, Chairman of the Board of Advi...

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SCENE IN A CEMETERY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 17 August 1878

SCENE IN A OEMETERY -4--- , One of the most revolting .:scenes we (Mortlake Dispatch) have heard'of for a long time was" enacted a short time ago in a'cemetery not a thousand miles from Mortlake, but not-in the Mortlake one. A. body required interment, and the sextonwas notified of the fact in the usual manner. " He accordingly set towork-at digging a grave, but when he had gone down a certain distance he happened to strike upon what proved 'to.be t ie:remains of a decayed coffin and.'bod. The man saoght advice as to what had better. be done iinder" the circums .j intruct-d to go on sin gtL t.ms'st. The shametl-eommand-was obeyed,-and'np to the sýrfa?ce of the ground' were shovellea ! portions obf human; zkeleton and of a coflin. The funeral in due course arrived at the open grave. Gloom and Grief are ever poignant on such occasions, but doubly were they so in this instance. The plate of a coffin among the excavated earth at tracted attention, and on examination it was found to belo...

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FITZROY—THURSDAY 15TH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 17 August 1878

FITZROY-TsuausDa 15r. Before Messrs. Showers, Stranger, Eaven, McLean, T. Kidney, and Marsden. Charles Matthews was fined is and 2s 6? costs or 24 hours .imprisnment for being drunk and disorderly. Thomas Brown was fined 10a or 48 hours for a similar offence.. Alfred Titchers was charged with allow ing a night cart to leak along the road. He was also charged with having no light on the cart. The defence put forward was that the nig-ht was too windy to keep a light burning. ;As 'l the leakage from the cart it waistted to be 6nly'vater. On the first charge' the defendat was fined 10s, and for the seaii~.i . Margaret ee[hAerceny.. Miss Weston, living at Wood's timberyard. said that on Friday last -~ieh missed a petticoat and a gold brooch fromr her room. The prisoner saidthat she had had a drop of drink too much, and had no intention of stealing theuloods. Sheleft aghswl with the pawnbroker where she pawned the goods, in'part paymentrof the goods which she would return to the plaintiff...

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

- t Funerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN, 13z x d. e r t ar e r At PRICES LOWERt than any house in Victoria. Note the address: 203 4 205 SJIITLIST., FITZROY. J. H. WALKER, (10 years with J. B. Webster) Jeweller and Optician, 172 SMITH STREET, COLLINGWOOD. Repairs promptly & economically done TO THE LADIES OF Collingwood, East Melbourne, and Richmond, R, COLLINS? Begs to announce to his friends-and the public that he has opened the premises 55 -Biiapsona's-rd.., 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 inspect before purchasing, and I amnsure you will be satisfied. RED HOUSE, 55 SIMPSON'S RD - Opposite Shelley's N. Richniond'hotel. I. R. ' FAW CETT, TAILOR, ANDwooLLEN DiPEB, Best West of England Cloths and Doeskins, German Coblbo nial.'andi other Coatinigs, and Tweeds.always in stock....

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COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY, AUG. 13. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 17 August 1878

COLLINGWOOD-TussDAY, AUG. 13. Before Messrs. Walker,Berry, W. Kidney Levens, and Barnett. Charles Holmes-assaulting a person aid ing the police. William Scott said that on Friday last he wasin Cromwell-street, wh,: he saw the prisonerrunning away. A con stable, following Holmes, cried out "Stop thief," then he (the witness) did so. and Holmes turned on Scott and assaulred him violently. Mr. Scott asked forh c- sts of his attendance at court. The bnch sug gested to Inspector 'Green to reco nmend Scott to the proper authorities. The son of Scott corroborated his father's state ment. John Kelly also saw the assault; he also saw Mr. Scott kick Holm-s when he was on the ground. Holmes was resisting at the time. Constable Mason al-o sar the assault committed on Scott. He also heard Holmes say "He would do for Scott and his son when he got out_" S-nt to gaol for three months with hard lab?er. Holmes was charged with stealing corn-sacks for a dealer in Prahran. Remanded to that dis trict. F...

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ADA AND HER COUSIN CHARLES, A TALE FOR VICTORIAN BOYS AND GIRLS. CHAPTER VIII. AN ADVENTURE TEACHER. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 17 August 1878

ADA AND HER 'COUSIN CHARLES, SI .... - A TATE 'FOR VICTORIAN BOYS AND GIRLS. BYE. A.:SAM ON. S OAPTER VIII:. AN ADVENTURE TEACHER. "I can assure you;Miss Editl,' that in this matter you are as mnch mistaken as you were 'in that of my not being able to write poetry. For I have been taught drawing,' and by a' very cslever man indeed. The' teacher that my mamma chose for me` had been a bank clerk, or something of that sort, and not getting on well with his manager a very unpleasant' man,- very difficult to get on with, had, so he told her, sent in his resgeation. I did 'hear it after wards whispered about that he had been ignominiously dismissed for grave iiregularities, the exact nature of which, however, did not transpire. But I know that though he tried desperately for some time: he, could - never get another situation,as a clerk. Now, the poor man had to live somehow ; he didn't like hard' work, in fact he was unfitfor~it, and he knew no handicraft on which he could fall back for b...

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HEIDELBERG—WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 17 August 1878

HEIDELBERG-WKDNESl4T, AUGUST 14. Present-The President (Cr. Studley). aid' Crs. Peers, Scotland, Duncan, Donald son, Bond, and Smith. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. CO5BESPOWDUNCU. From the Whittlesea Council, stating that a committee had been appointed to meet this Council on the 24th inst. for the purpose of settling the difficulty in connec tion with the boundary road question.-It was :resolved ito meet ,:the: Whittlesea Council. IFrom Richmond Council, submitting a copy of resolutions passed at the recent conference on the loan question.-No action was taken. From the Mayor of Melbourne, asking that the Council would exert themselves on behalf of the Chinese Famine Fund and Pearce Testimonial Fund.--t was resolved to more in the matter of the Famine Fand. From the Lands Department, enclosing rules and regulations for the Heidelberg ParkAReceived. From Shire of St. Arnaud,requesting the co~operation of this Council for the purpose of gettingthe 10th s...

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

CITY OF COLLINGWOOD.-S n rlE NDERS will be received up to 4 o'clock L p.m. on Wednesday, the 21st day of, August; 1878, for the undermentioned work: Fencing Reserve in Victoria Parade. Plans and Specifications at the Surveyor's office. i - A deposit of £5 per cent in cash or markedtcheque must be enclosed with each tender. The lowest or any tenider not necessarily p ALEX. I'NAUGHTON, S, ownClerk. Council Chambers, Johnston-street, SAugust 15th 1878.' FITZiROY MUNICIPAL ELECTION. SADIES and GENTLEEN,-Allow me . to thank you mos'tieartily for the honour younhave-conferred-uponmne....by. placing me at-theibead of the poll as one of the Councillorafor our City, and to assure yon-lla;t my constant study shall be to merit yosr4rp;prf?lCind E dischlrge ,they duties appertaining to that office for the geoeial-welfare:of the.Batepayers ..-. I would also beg to convey to the gentle mei of iy pommitt e, who so zealously and disinterestedly worked on' my behalf,` in most sincere and heartfelt t...

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

DURHAM HQUSE. TAILOR &. EABIT - AE.. , 79 ?- 81 SMITH. ST., FITZROY. R. KERSHAW. Famil3 -rocer and Provision Merchant LANCASHIRE STORE, HODDLE STREET (corner Gipps street) Families waited onfor orders. Eggs and Fresh Butter 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: Rifle Corpe, Garibaldi, Palmerston, Horse shoe, Byron, Brutus, Oxford, American, French, Cambridge, West end, Dundreary, and Military crop. Haircut and shampoo'd T. HIGGINBOTHAM, 215 SMITH STREET, FITZROY. All kinds of Fancy Pipes, etc. CHAS. MOORE, (Late of Collingwood) Carver &c G-dcler, Pidcure Frame Maker, 114 Lonsdale st., opposite hospital, Melb'ne. Re-Gilding, Map Mounting, &c. MIRSRICHARD DAWSON TEACHER OF PIANOFORTE, 280 NICHOLSON ST., FITZROY. And at NICHOLSON & ASCHERBERG'S CHAS. CANTLON, HAIRDRESSER, A...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, AUG. 17, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 17 August 1878

PUBUSHED EVERY SATURDAY. Laomkir Victa vi -SATURDAY, AUG. 17,:1878. WE are gl?i . ie.f.'.r (hlat.,t6.ps are about to,be taken by the Collingwood BaaEi f " -icetolbrn grdG e notice of the' Govermiieht the pi'essing wants of the district in. the' matter of school accommodation.? A careful in sietion of the various schools has proved the correctness of the statement made by us some time since that the attendancpae g gvYarioaschýPs, that ?. ?.f.on. ,Ril, l aroec . dp?, is._con si ?r/tb?i m, excess r' f- the? ihumter 'for whom, accommodation is. provided in the huildings at present occupied. Not only, however, are the buildings over crowded, but those which are situated in whatemay ,1 terrnedj th*central portion of the Collingwood school district are totallyFunsunitle for edu cational parpose& andr are alike a disrace o the Government which' provides d to the district which tdbritee rthu. fe school m Percj stMea. is aro1d, ramshackle t' weathdr bard strueatr oLtle_most approved b...

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HEIDELBERG—WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14. ANNUAL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 17 August 1878

HEIDELBERG- Wednesday, AUGUST 14.   ANNUAL MEETING. The annual meeting of the Heidelberg Shire Council was held in the Council Chambers on Wednesday. There were present--The retiring President (Cr. Smith) and Crs. Peers, Studley, Scotland, Duncan, Donaldson, Bond. Cr. Scotland and the returned Councillors Messrs. Smith and Peers were duly sworn. Cr. Smith moved that Cr. Studley be ap pointed to the office of President for the ensuing year. In moving this motion Cr. Smith spoke for some time on the honorous and responsible duties imposed on the President of the Shire. In the first place, the President was considered the chief magistrate, which necessitated his presence on the bench on court days, and he con sidered that Cr. Studley, having had con siderable experience as a magistrate, was eligible for the position. Cr. Peers seconded the motion, and ex pressed himself as satisfied that Cr. Studley would fulfil the office to the satisfaction of all. Cr. Duncan considered ...

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ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 24 August 1878

ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. ABsTnRCT of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week ending 10th August 1878. District. Brighton ... ... 2 1 Brunswick ... .. 3 ... Carlton ... ... 36 13 Fitzroy 14 2 Collingwood ... 15 8 Flemington ... ... 2.. 2 Footscray ... .. 6 7 Hawthorn ... ... 5 . Hotham ... ... 10 9 Kew ... ... ... 3 2 Melbourne (South) ... 7 12 Melbourne (West) ... 11 2 Prabran ... ... 9 6 Richmond ... .. 11 8 Sandridge ... ... 7 1 Emerald Hill ... 17 4 South Yarra ... ... .. 4 2 St. Kilda ... ... 4 4 Williamstown ... ... 5 3 169 86. Of the total deaths, 23 were of child ren not exceeding the age of three years 16 being under one year.

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CHAPTER XI. FAILURE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 24 August 1878

CHAPTER XL FAILUREu The queer little gentleman whose personal appearance I have just en deavoured to describe, and who thus, to the utter breaking down of Ada's hopes, had made his entrance in the little parlour at St. Kilda, was, as I have said before, Edith's uncle. As a musician, he was an intrepid player on the bass viol, a timorous one on the violencello. By this I do not mean to assert that he excelled on either instru ment, for as I have said in a previous chapter, he was deficient in time. I do not even wish it to be thought that he had attained to mediocrity in his manipulation of these very necessary adjuncts to an orchestra. I merely wish to remind the reader that he earned the greater portion of his livelihood by playing on one or other of these Titanesque fiddles at theatres or at concerts. He was a useful, because a reliable man, and was generally engaged by Lyster for the Opera. When not so employed, he oscillated between the other three theatres, according to or ches...

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FROM THE POLICE GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 24 August 1878

FROM THE POLICE GAZETTE. Stolen from the person of Stephen Styles, Nicholson street. North Fitzroy, about 5 weeks ago, in Elizabeth street. Melbourne, a silver lever hunting watch, No. 23235. Ft)len fram theperson of John Wbite,156 Fitzroy street, Fitzroy, on the morning of the 18th instant, in Melbourne, a gold chain of large links with filigree links inside, made by Gaunt, and a gold locket, enamel led blue on one side, harp in centre, and wreath of shamrocks around the edge, on the other side "J. WHITE." Patrick Swansea, Carlton. was robbed, in Hawke street, West Melbourne, on the morning of the 18th instant, ofa gold hunt ing English lever watch, maker Iy. Franklin, No. 1714, gold dial . Stolen from the person . of 'Geoige Chadler; 4 Charlemont terrace, Fitzroy, on the 18th instant an oval gold locket, me diumasixe, plain, two dents in it, glass bro ken photograph of lady inside. Stolen from Annie Dawson, 8 Begen street. Fitzroy, on the 19th instant, in Bourke street east, a red...

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CHINESE LABOR. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 24 August 1878

CHINESE LABOR. TO THE EDITOR OH THE HERCURY. Sra,-In your issue of the 17th instant there appears a report of the proceedings of the meeting of the Albert-street Young Men's Association, in which a Mr. Mc Kenzie moved a resolution to the following effect:--" That a sum of ~5 should be levied on all Chinamen entering the colony." Now, sir, having had some experience in Chinese labor, I should like to say a few words on this question. Firstly, Mr.'Mc Kenzie makes use of a most uncharitable remark by saying that the introduction of Chinese into Victoria brings disease and crime. How Mr. McKenzie can use an as sertion like this is beyond my comprehen sion. In taking the question of crime into consideration, I can say with safety that, the Chinaman is no more addicted to crime than many Englishmen. I have noticed in places where I have travelled, which have been inhabited by numbers of Chinese, that such a thing as an intoxicated China men was quite unknown, and even in the city of Melbo...

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A TURKISH HOUSE. PALL MALL GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 24 August 1878

A TURKISH HOUSE. PaLn MALL. GAZETTB. SEEN from the outside the house of a Turkish gentleman is not much to look at. Most of its windows face towards the garden; and from the street little maybe seen to indicate whether the owner is a rich man or one in moderate circumstances. The street itself is unpaved, dusty, and infested by dogs as snappish as they are lean. No ser vants linger about the door ; but suddenly, at a distant cry of "Halvet var." (take care), which is repeated many times, like the howl of some breathless wing being cuffed, a little postern in the wall swings back and a little black Nubian comes out to greet his master. The master appears round the corner, escorted by a couple of ser vants who run by his side, while 'he canters on a seedy white horse which looks as if it had been fed on old news papers. The Turk is careless about seeming rich ; and differs in this from the Persian. who likes to ride abroad on a fine horse splendidly caparisoned, and followed by a nume...

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PASSING EVENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 24 August 1878

PASSING EVENTS. Br GossrP. The people of Ballarat take a great deal of credit to themselves for being the first to hold a Juvenile Fxhibition; but though they may.have been smart in that one partieblar,;they i are aggra vatingly.slow about' many other things. We neqd go no furthier than their own exhibition to take them down a peg or . , . - - two. The sebr:t ryainforomed the com "petitore tlhat-allawards .would' be made known before the exihibition was opeieed. :The exhlibition was open over three months:i and dit ?was not till 'the "last three weeks that the awards were made public. ;Two months more have elapsed aaidithe medals have not yet been'pre sented to the1 sucees'fui "competitors. The :Ballarat committee had better look a bit ?harp; or the secondJnvehnile Ex hibition willbe opeed before the awards are made for 'the first. There is one piece of smartness which. the people of Ballarat seem tbo have received :little credit fr ; they opened the exhibition asfull two: weeks bef...

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