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HURLING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
HURLING. Heidelberz v. Melbourne.-The second meeting of these clubs took place on Satur day afternoon on the Heidelberg Race course, although the ground was in a wretched state and almost unfit for playing, in consequence of the rain that had fallen the preceding days, nevertheless a good game was the result. The match, through out was very well contested, and after two hours' spirited play, resulted in the Mel bournites obtaining two goals to their op ponents nil. The Metropolitans brought an exceptionable strong team against the little villagers, who showed at their first time of meeting (six weeks ago) that they, the Melbourne, should muster a much better team to secure a win from the young wielders of the wattle. Melbourne had no les;than twenty-four players on the ground, from Brighton. Richmond. and the City, and it was apparent that they intended securing a victory this time, which was done after some very tough fighting. At about half-past three, the Heidelberg boys took the...
COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. FRIDAY 30th, AUGUST, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. FPIDAY 30th. AoUGs, 1878. Present: Cr. Evans in the chair, Crs. Holden, McMahon, Woodhead, Showers, Cunningham, and Lyons. CORBESPONDEIC. From the Offce of Lands and Survey, stating that no objection would be raised against the Fitzroy Council being appointed as a committee of management for the Edinburgh Gardens, in respect to that portion not in use by the Fitzroy Club. From the Shire of Jika, asking the Fitz roy Council to contribute to the asphalting of the Merri Creek bridge. Received. From John Magee, complaining of the applottment of the cost of the making of a right-of-way near his property. Referred to the Local Board of Health. Cr. McMahon presented a petition from over thirty residents in North Fitzroy drawing attention to the deep and unpas sable state of the gutter at the corner of Brunswick and Scotchmer streets. The petition was referred to the Public Works Committee. Cr. Woodhead presented a memorial from a resident in Cecil street asking f...
OBITUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
OBITUARY. The announcement, per telegram, of the death of Mr.J. Wood, J.P., senior partner of the firm of Wood and Sons, Yorkshire Brewery, Wellington-street, Collingwood, has caused a deep feeling of regret amongst a large circle of the deceased gentleman's friends and acquaintances, and as any in- formation respecting Mr. Wood will be read with interest, we publish the follow ing facts in as brief a form as possible. Mr. Wood was born in the village of Cumberworth, eight miles from Hudders- field, Yorkshire, England, on the 28th March, 1826. He left England for the colonies in the year 1848, on the 1st June. He sailed in the ship Tasman, and arrived in the colony on the 18th October of the same year. About three years after his arrival he joined Mr. John Irish, and the two gentlemen started a timber-yard at the corner of George and Gertrude streets, Fitzroy. The timber trade proved too slow for Mr. Wood and he removed to Welling- ton-street, Collingwood, when he built the Yorkshir...
FIGHTING WITH FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 31 August 1878
FIGHTING WITH FIRE. [The visit of Mr. Barnett to Collingwood, affords us an opportunity of inserting this article, taken from a Stawell paper.: There are some who consider that a general repudiation of anything at all allied to religious matters is a manly way of professing individual thought and critical depth of judgment. The man who professes himself a material ist is generally understood to concom itantly say, "I have thought this mat ter out for myself, not being afraid. I have taken honest ground and honest argument with me. I have stood above the mysticism and fanaticism that guides the conduct of the many ; and in my rigid dealing with these matters,unt I nD passioned by wish, and uninfluenced by the story concerning which there is but the loosest and most unreliable testimony proclaim myself a materialist." The habit of thought that leads to this con clusion, and remains there, may be all that is claimed for it, but as it is gener ally amongst the heights that desolation is...
FITZROY—THURSDAY, SEPT. 5. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878
FITZROY-TaHUSDaY, Sarr. 5. Before Messrs. Showers, Raven, McLean, T. Kidney, Marsden. The boy Ventris, on a remanded charge of being a neglected child, was sent to the Reformatory till he reached the age of 16. Wilkins v. Boyd-illegal detention of a box of clothing, &c. Ordered to be restored, with 2s 6d costs. Henry Sargus-drunk and disorderly. Fined 5s or 24 hours' imprisonment. Kate Brown and Catherine Gough were each fined 10s or 48 hours' imprisonment for insulting behaviour.
ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878
ABSTRACT OP BIRTHS AND DEATHS. ABsmcrTr of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week ending 21th August 1878. District. Brighton 4 ..2 Carlton ,." L23 7 Fitzroy - ...' .. 17 2 Collingwood ...- ... 9 11 Hawthorn ... ... 5 1 Hothm - ... ... 17 7 Kew ... ... ... ... Melbourne (South) ... 11 15 Melbourne (West) 15' 4 Prahran 8 7. Richmond ... ... 17 3 Sandridge . .. 7 3 Emerald Hill . ... 24 6 South Yarra ..." ... 10: 5 St. Kilds ... ... 5 14 Williamstown ... ... - 10 2 " 197 88 .Of the total deaths, 24 or about 27) per cent.; were of children not exceeding- the age of three years 21 being under one year.
COLLINGWOOD—FRIDAY, 6th. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878
COLLINGWOOD-FanmAr, 6th. Before Messrs. Langridge, Walker, Eade, Bowring, Berry, Bond, and Levena. A woman named Mary Murray appeared to answer achargeof stealing some jewellery and wearing apparel from a woman named Sarah Coats, on the 20th of last month. The case being proved against the prisoner she was sent to gaol for 3 months. Mr. Kerr, landlord of the Burke and Wills hotel, Simpson's-road summoned a young man named McHenry for breaking a window and damaging property to the amount of .4 18s. Fined 5s., damages .£ 18s., with 26s. costs. Harlow v. Sherman-summons for rent, 1. 10s, up to the 24th June. It was shown in evidence that Mrs. Sherman had given complainant notice, and had left the tene ment on the 6th of June. Mr. Lyons argued that the Bench had no jarisdiction, as the defendant did not occupy the house up to the 24th June. Case dismissed, with £1 Is costs against complainant.
SPORTS. HURLING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878
SPORTS. HURLING. The beautiful weather of Saturday last drew nearly all the playing membed of the Collingwood Hurling club to Kinsella's ad dock, which was made the scene of a lively contest by a scratch match. The sideswere chosenby Messrs. B. Cunningham and W. Flanagan the respective captains, and play started with ten aside which number increased to fifteen a side after half time. The ground was very wet in some parts, but nevertheless an excellent and well contested game was the result. The playing ground was the usual size which gave the small sides more work than usual and had the effect of allowing nearly all the players a chance of distinguishing them selves at some particular point in the game All the players have greatly improved since the beginning of the season, for on Satur day it was a pleasure to see the way the game-was played, there being no less than fifteen goals obtained daring the afternoaom This is a great improvement on the other scratch matches, the greatest ...
THE GOORKHAS. [GLOBE.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878
STHE GOORXHAS. THE, worthy inhabitants of Malta will scarcely.derive much msthetic delight from the personal appearance of the oorkha regimentthat will 'be shortly among them. Ugly beyond comparison, with flat- features, and'. mere slits for ijes, these- soldiers are of stunted -tatpre,! frequently; very:: bow-legged, and-ý. uch too.broad. for, their height. But~i'eyjire'spleiidid liitle fellows for fightipg. purposes, being very, hardy, capable of enduring almost any amount of fatigue, devoted to their officers,'and completely devoid of even the instinct of fear. Armed only with their "kooke ries "- broad-bladed, heavy knives, of fine.tenipei, and sharp as razors-they often go on foot iito the jungle in quest f some man-eating! tiger,:and if, the rate, is brought to bay, it , rarely escapes with life. Buddhists by faith, they hold in'scorn the caste proscriptions of Hindooisin, and when in our. service, they adopt many.of:the customs of the English soldiery, It is an amusing sight ...
TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878
TO CORRESPONDENTS. . Rejected communications Cannot be returned under any circumstances whatever. No notice can be taken of anonymous coam munications. BoEvery letter must be accom panied by the Hama and address of" the writer, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. To avoid inconvenience and delay to persons interested we have to request that all business communications, including advertisements, orders for the paper, and remittances, be ad dressed to Gu?rrFIT & SvPsvu, and not to the EDITOR. AvwrsTIsEMEsITS. in all case, to e prepaid. Letters and other communications intended for insertion in the news columns should be addressed to the ldlitor. 1 - _ -
RUSSIAN JUSTICE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878
RUSSIAN JUSTICE. Some years agobusinessofimportance called me to St. Petersburg. Being unwilling to go alone, I 'iscceeded in inducing. my. friend Saville to ac company me.. I:.mention, him, porr fellow. as he formed a very prominent feature in the* little adventure' `I am about' to relate.' ''I will pass "over"the incidents of our journey uiitil wearive at. St. Peteisburgh, - when, having transacted my '- business,- to-: favor Saville's wish, determined to 'proceed to' Jarosley, where, he had=:relations. Instead, however, of going the 'direct route,'we visited-Keriloy, a small town on the Sheksna, a branch of the Volga, for the purpose of seeing, a renowned hermit who, we were told, % an Enghlishma. . Thid ?vas 4niucement enough foxi us, 1ai'ito'usi as wastJ? routewe went. :.... . Arriving late at pfght, ?,e with con siderable difficulty, succeeded in getting lodgings,' which, though very mean aind wretched, we at last'e tered. ' ? The lanlord,'a talkative iian, told its all the.,n...
PASSING EVENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878
. PASSING; E?VENTS. , In rambling round theenvirons of the fair city of Fitzroy my attention was at tracted to the deep interest taken in the various, cottage. gardens as I passed ;by. The evident depth of interest displayed ex cited my curiosity, which is at all .times on the gui vire, and I made' inquiries; of a fair young damsel' with garden-gloves' aid a straw .hat. I complimented "her on- the beauity of lier garden (~anitas anitatis) 'and soon elicited from her; that not having an opportunity to compete for.Mayor Showers' cottage-garden prizes last year; herdear, old Pa intended to compete this year and hoped to secure a prize.. II smiled, thanked her, bowed, passed on, and smiled again, hoping her hopes would be realised. - . Passing from cottage-gardens to the Police-court, I became deeply- interested in prosecutions instituted by Inspector Bailey against" the 'parents of truant children. The parents offered all sorts of excunses to escape the penalty of the law. Onematron sa...
COBURG—MONDAY, SEPT. 2, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878
COBURG--MIo?AY, "SsPT. 2, 1878. Present: the President (Cr. Ritchie).in the: chair, Crs. Kyle, Landells; Hutton, McCowan, Jones, Rollands, Kendall. 4.. COBRE5PONDE$CE. S'From Military Head Quarter stating that. it would be.premature to decide anything in'reference to the Orderly Room before the questiodnf the Orderly Room was settled.: Another letter ws&read from the Military Secretary stating that Colonel Anderson! would receive a deputation on.the, matter.j The President stated, that," with-- Cr.' Bollande, hehad waited onColonelAnderson. d the' 18th nult. on.the g'questina-:t]at i geitlemi n: informed:-'th'em P t'would` 'be; -impossible to do anythbing.iththematteri ,.at resent,-but advised, them to write toj t*he1Chief .Secretary Ithrough, him,-Co'oni Anderson. Tbhis,.the.President said, had .been done, but no answer had been received.. Both letters were received. ' : ;r T' SFrom James 'Anderson'complaiingig of the bad state of Russell-street: 'A number of other gentleme...
FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878
FOOTBALL. Rising San v. Imperial (23)-a win for the former by four goals to nil, kicked by McNamara, McVicar, Foster and Knight. Collingwood Imperial v. Britannia,- draw, each obtaining two goals. Clifton Union v. Clifton Imperial-a victory for the former by four goals to one. C. Brown, W. Manogue; and W. Downs played well for the winners; 0 Keeffe and Corban. for losers. To-DAz's MATCIas Clifton and South Melbourne 1st. twenties meet for the second time this season, on the ground of the latter, Albert Parrk Clifton team-Anderson, Brown (2). Dunn, Batterbury, Clarke, Dickins. Power, Mills, Graham, Gilchrist, Griffiths, Hallam, Kewley, Knowles, Maloney. Pettigrew. Rouse, Sampson, Taylor. Wicks (capt.) and Wylie. Alma v. Sandridge Imperial, in Richmond Paddock. Alma-Abbott, Billings. Boffey, Clarke. Evans, Ewing, Farrell, Fothergil, Heron, Howden. Howard, Lindsay (2),. Mills, Tacke, Thompson, Unmack, Walton. Warren.
POETRY. LINES TO W—. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878
POETRY. LIKES TO WT-. Oft the while I think in sunny hours Of thy sweet face, and loving smile, That beamed on me 'mid summer flowers. And whispered tender words the while. Still on we walked 'mid dewy grasE. While Heaven seemed so serene and cal. Yea, on the ocean's shore we've passed. But you were still the fairest charm. From heart to heart our words they sped, Fast as the sun that's gone to rest. Now, Love has bade thee, rest thy head Upon my poor and thankless breast; There to remain till words are found To glad this weak and wordless mind, And tell it that its charms are bound, Which nought but Death shall e'er unbind. A. tL B.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878
Funerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN, CT z. d e r t a, e r, At PRICES LOWER than any house in Victoria. Note the address: 203 4 205 SMITHST., FITZROY. R. BALMER, FAMILY GROCER; 141 JOHNSTON ST., COLLINGWOOD. All goods best quality. Trade supplied. Orders promptly executed. From Elkington, Mason & Co.. Birmingham 77 RUSSELL ST., MELBOURNE, (4 Doors from Little Collins st.) Old Plate. Spoons, Forks, Teapots, Cruet Frames, &c. repaired, plated, and made equal to new. J. H. WALKER, (10 years soith J. . Webster), Jeweller and Optician, 172 SMITH STREET, COLLINGWOOD. Repairs promptly & economically done i. R. FAWOETT, TAILOR, AND WOOLLEN DRAPER, Best West of England Cloths and Doeskins, German, Colo nial and other Coatings, and Tweeds always in stock. All. 8ilk, and Walsh & Margetaon's shirtings. itlk- Cots to order and ai stock. Prices strictly moderate. WESTMORELAND HOUSE, Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. MRS. MITCHELL, Begs to inform her friends and the public in ...
ADA AND HER COUSIN CHARLES A TALE FOR VICTORIAL BOYS AND GIRLS. CHAPTER XIII. GOOD ADVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878
ADA*" ANB HER?t OQUSIN " '' £CHARLE= L' ,TQR4IiLBQ? S AND GIRLs. W E=SAMSON. S? sarE sXIII. rGOOD ADVICE. " Oh Liicertaiay must be harles, this time," exclaimed both Ada and Edith, almonst 'simlthaneously. They had ot long .to wait in suspense, for *thell hid 'scarcely ceased-ringing, when in came blustering, rather than .walking,: with, an abrupt and hasty step, the long and anxiously expected young gentleman. A tall, well-built youth was Charles, slim-yet fairly muscular, erect of stature, straight of limb, of bright hazel ,eyes, of elastic step,_of easy, graceful motions, of, dark-brown hair, curling cridply; -of tanned _omiplexion--taken altogether, a handsome fellow, yet with such an :air 'of, self-sufficiency,. of.nn abashable assuradce, and such an utter absence of reverence in his manner, that one's:first impressions of him was not altogether of the most favourable kind.-. It must be confessed that he was boorish in his manner and that there was a very large, an unduly large...
POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY, SEPT. 2. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878
POLICE. -4------- - FITZBOY--MoxnDA. Sar. 2. Before Messrs. Tacker, Raven, Bell, Ricardo, Woodhead, Marsden and Bennette. "Mary Miller and Harry Smith were charged with drunkenness and disorderly conduct Having been locked uip they were discharged. Henry Long-driving over a footpath in Reilly-street, was fined 10s with l0s costs. John Conborough was fined 10s or 48 hours' imprisonment for being drunk and using insulting language. Patrick Redding was fined lOs with l0s costs for allowing his cattle to wander in the public streets. Blanche Whittourska was remanded to Melbourne on a charge of larceny from the person. George Dickens Y. Ferne-summons tor £1 for repairs to a gas stove. It was stated for the defence that ,the plaintiff, in en deavouring to repair the atove, had made it worse than it was at first. Verdict for the amount with one guinea costs. Dickens v. Purcell-summons for 12s 6d for a hose and fixing it. Defence for non payment was that Purcell had agreed with a man from D...
TERRIBLE DEATH FROM HYDROPHOBIA. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878
TERRIBLE DEATH FRO'IM ' HYDROPHOBIA. ''> Te Paris correspondent of a Lndon] rightly, (to)(ydropPobiaxhas befallen a young, amiable, andaccomplishedgentle-! man, who seemed entering on life with the worlit t hi feet.:f. Cheiridfontigny, son of M. iModitigny,. manager of the CnaseTheatre, and theincomparablel a°ess.8e Cheri, who, 21 years-.ago, s-ifided her own life and saved that of. h in'nt by sucking his neck-wl a he; atiacked with croup, has died trner rible agony after the bite of a: dog. He' lived with his-father in handsome villa ritti hrarge garderi, at'.75 :-Riuede id - Ponspy, "Passy; A play of his, Une Innooebe,' ias ii the billforKerform-n ancýIspjweek. Mn Montig.y, 70ýears ol4-wa'aobbhit to make 6ve theltlatrei to him. 'A''oithnight ago, M. Cheril TohiUfjny camse home'htil ="eeieied'si usual -,s deep-mouthed., welcome,(fromi two pet dogs in. the courtya~d, one a .Danish::coachdog, .the othbr- a- lrge; tetier.' "Hewas -wont to eneouragel themotaliark a'd ump umon hiii?....