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PITY THE POOR ROOKS. [GRAPHIC.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878

PITY-; THE. -POOOR RBOOKS. ,[G LRAPHIC.J It is th e feared that no' iird, beast orb fish paq expect to; escape: thyall sl hteng han of man o the smle orofbeig nterestihg if an one of the three following things can be showir to justifytlheir, destruction: The-first, that' thetbird, leas, 'or fish, is good for hIinia" tbod; the second, athitit 'doespositive hiri' amoing:othei living creatures useful to man, or among confimodities?_whiqlL-midister' tof man's wants,-aid' so belongs-to+"thie category of've min ;, and jt?e. last, .thaty?its - stzuction afibrds legitimate, or say. even faiFr spbrt;-in the 'ordinary" accepttiob n ,f the: frnm.j-Can any one:ofzhese4pro .po itions be ubstantiated iun reference: to tjie rook ? STak?ittithe las'" first; le9ut'a at--is rook-sh?6ting .wor y,? to l?eilassed as a. sport? We trow. not. :Picture;- a rook:shooting,party and Itheir.proceed-! ings. As soon= hs the -rookeiies in the' elms or.limesuare vocal::with, the cries. of the young birds, anuid the...

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A TOUCHING INCIDENT. [METHODIST.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878

A TOUCHING INOIDENT. • -.. • OD * .-y.inmneis:Anthony',Huant.; L?.iam idider,.anddive miles.and miles awai, upon the+estre?r p'airi?d: There Vi'td' a house within sight when we _moved there, rmy wife and I ; and now we have t not many: eie~gbouri thodg'those wet a rwyafrom 'home to sell some fifty hed of cattle--fine'c?iiitires as ever I saw. I 'PA ta-h~y s.om groceries:i'id:dry goods befreI ame, back, apd, above all, a doff or our youngest, Dolly; she never had a shopi doll of her own, only the rag babies ter motherfhad male her. Dolly coulJ tal~ ofi nothing else, and went aov ito the very gate tocill after me tQ?y.ya"' big one.- Ndbod, buta pare n"understand how my mind was on that"-toy, and how, when the rattle werfold, the first thing I hirrieid off to buyi-Dolly's doll .I found a large one, with.eyes that would-open and shut when .you ,pulled a wire, and had it wrapped- up in paper,. and tucked it. t?..er my arm, while. Ihad the parcels lico,; ad delaine, and tea; ahd sugar put...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878

-DURHAM HOUSE. J. CURRY, TAILOR & HABIT BAKER, 7 , 9 '4 81, SM.ITHT ST., FITZROY. R. KE RSHAW. Family 3rocer and Provision Merchant LANCASHIRE STORE, M-ODDLE 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. HIGGINBOTHA]M, Sensational Haircutter, etc., Mespectfully 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, Dundreary, sad Military crop. Hair cut and shampoo'd T. HIGGINBOTHAM, 215 SMITH STREET, FITZROY. All kinds of Fancy Pipes, etc. CHAS. MOORE, (Late of Collingwood) . ELrvoer & G-Cilder, Picture Frame Maker, 114 Lonsdale st., opposite hospital, Melb'ne. Re-Gilding, Nap Mounting, &c. IRSRICHARD DAWSON TEACHER OF PIANOFORTE, 28so. ICHOLSON ST., FITZROY. NICHOLSON & ASCHERBERG'S CHAS. CANTLON, ...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, SEPT. 7, 1878. FITZROY SCHOOL OF DESIGN. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878

PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Oiania Vinct. SATURDAY, SEPT. 7, 1878. FITZROY SCHOOL OF DESIGN. At the last meeting of the Fitzroy Council the future of the Fitzroy School of Design was very seriously debated, and it would be wise in the "powers that be" of that school, to very seriously consider the remarks that were made by the various councillors. For the in formation of the public, we may state that the Fitzroy School of Design asked the council to give them.the use of the Town Hall, regularly one night in the week, and intimated thatThursday was the only suitable night for the teachers. It must be admitted by all who have given the question their serious consid eration, that the system under which the school is at present conducted is seriously detrimental to its best inter ests. True the school has the use of the hall one night a-week now, but the scholars are liable to be refused admit tance, week after week should the hall be engaged for other purposes. This, as was pointed...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878

S- GENERAL NOTICE. UTHEI ?'o-r? is published every Saturday .- - Persons wishing to have the paper regularly delivered at their .place of butziness or residence willbe charged Is. per quarter, payable in advance; by post Is. 6d. per quarter. The quarter commences onthe firstSatur day in the months of December, March, June, and September. The Editor will be obliged for inform ation-more especially relating to local matters. SCALE FOR ADVERTISING. Business Cards, per quarter, from 7s. 6d, Official and Election Advertisements, each insertion, per inch ... 2s. 6d. Want places, Servants, Houses and Land for Sale or to Let, Articles for Sale or Fchange, Miscel eons, Missin Friends, &c., Os. 6d. Notices of Birt s, Deaths, and Marriages ... ... ... Is. Od. To AuvzarlSEus.-NOtict to withdrasD advertisements must be given in writing. ThHE Mercury can be obtained from any of the following agents :-Subscription Is. per quarter. G. CARrNEr ... 167 Smith street. Mrs. WOODRUFF... 96 Brunsw...

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JIKA—MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2. ANNUAL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878

JIKA-MONDAY, zsvoEMswa 2. Assuar. MFETrro. Present: Cr. Clinch (in the chair), Crs. Ellison, Eastings, Dennis. and Plant. The first business before the meeting was the cloction of President. Cr. Plant thought that the minutes of the prevics meeting should first be read. Cr. Dennis could not agree with Cr. Plant's suggestion. He thought it would -e an unusual proceeding on the part of the Council. Cr. Plant referred Cr. Dennis to a similar meeting over which Cr. Bastings presided. - Cr. Bastings was of the opinion that the net. required that the President should be frst elected before transacting any other business. The chairman decided that the President ?hould be fist elected. Cr. Plant then proposed Cr. Bastings as president for the ensuing year, and in doing so referred to the many years Cr. Bastings iad been c .inected with the Council. He Was of the opinion that at the present juncture of offairs it would be advisable for the Council to elect Cr. Bastings, as hewas in .-positio...

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COUNCILS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878

COUNCILS. COLLINGWOOD--W?D?ESDAT, ES . 4. Present:--The Mayor (Cr. WaEL.; in chair. Crs. Peters, Keele, Wright, Tur er, Hanslow, Bryant, and Upton. CORBESPO DENCE. From D. Munro, asking the council to remit fine of £25 made against him. Cr. Upton thought Mr. Munro had bee leniently dealt with in the matter. It was agreed that the letter be simply received. From the shire of Jika, asking Coiling wood to contribute towards the asni-Tlting of the Merri Creek bridge.-Referred to the Public Works Committee. From the town of Richmond, inr'ting representatives to consider the joint main tenance of Victoria Parade. From the Melbourne Water Supp.l; De partment. stating that water could =?t be supplied free of cost to the council for irri gating purposes in the reserves in V.A'ris Parade. From the Town Clerk's office, stng that the Public Works Committee o: Mel bourne were willing to co-operate with Collingwood in extending and completing the enclosure of the Victoria Parail, each council to ...

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MR. MATTHEW BURNETT. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878

MR. MATTHRW BURNETT. This evangelist and social reformer is still labouring in Collingwood, holding re ligious i meetings every evenings in Ithe Wesleyan'church, Gipps-street, to crond?ed congregations, among which are many who, forye'rs, have not attended any place of worship, and we understand that much good is being done to this- class.. Sr. Barnett seems to be eminently fitted'for this evangelistic work among the masse-. He is still as earnest and energetic in the temperance canse. Saturday evening, of every week, being specially set apart for this department. Last Saturday evening, the second of the Working Men's meetinsa was held, and was 3 most successful affair. Prior to the meeting being held in the Mission Hall, a great open-air demonstra tion took place, and it was, certainly, a credit to every one concerned in it. About 7 o'clock, a procession was formed at the Fire Brigade office in Johnston street; a large octagon transparency, brilliantly lighted, and with suitable mo...

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CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878

CRICKET. Frrzaor Csate?r CUs.--The annual general meeting of the above was held on Monday evening last, at the Lord .Newry hoteL The hon. R. Macgregor, Esq.. M.L.A. occupied the chair. The secretary read his report of the club's doings daring the past season, showing that out of 17 matches played by the first Eleven, 7 were won, 4 lost, and 6 drawn. The second Eleven played 16 matches, winning 9 losing 5. and 2 drawn. In view of an expected increase in members the top portion of the ground has been converted into a playable pitch for another Eleven. Through some iEch7r all the scores of the club were not to hand, and the report was adopted, subject to a committee of inquiry. The balance sheet was adopted. Sixteen new members.were proposed and admitted. The consideration and revision of proposed new rules occupied the attention of the members for some time. The following are the office-bearers elected for the ensuing season :-President -Hon. R. Macgregor. Esq?, M.L.A.; Vice President...

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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878

Family Peculiarities.-Jones (through the lather): "Strange I never can grow a good beard, and yet my grandfather had one three feet long." Hairdresser. "Can't account for it, Sir-unless you take after your grandmother." DavrE: "I think, Sandy, we may just ha anither gilL" Sandy: "Oh, yes, I think we should; but you paid the last, aul I has nae money." Davie: "Then, Sandy, I think we hae had plenty." "EvEartr sG falls on me," as the man said when the brick tumbled on his head. W?aTED TO K.eow.--The length of a. "native's" beard? And do oysters ever shave theirs? Con-armox.-An American paper says that the editor of the Great Bend (Kansas) Tribune has a little ten-year-old son who elits one column of the paper and sets the type for it, and that among the items recently was the following :-"The Sunday school concert last Sunday night was very largely attended; the room was as full as it could be, and the scholars did well except me. I made a perfect failure. I k'-ow my piece, but it sli...

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COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY, SEPT. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 7 September 1878

COLLINGWOOD- TusnDAr, SP?. 3. Before Messrs. Walker, Berry, Levens, Barnett, and Marsden. John Stevenson-drunk and disorderly. Fined 5s or 21 hours' imprisonment. Catherine Hayman-no visible, lawful means of support. Catherine had been in the Convent. Constable Charlston stated she had been sent from there on account of her irregularities. Catherine said she was paralyzed and could not work, and that was the reason for her not being kept at the asylum in connection with the Convent. She had no friends in the colony, and was unable to work. The bench said, consider ing that Catherine had been a 30-years' resident in the colony, they would try and get her into the Benevolent Asylum, but would have to remand her for fourteen days. Catherine was in tears. Alfred Green-throwing stones in the street. Constable Key said that on Tues day evening last he was going along Wel lington-street, when the prisoner cried out " Bannon, you dog, you won't get me again;" with that Green picked up a sto...

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CHAPTER XV. A CATASTROPHE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 September 1878

CHAPTER XV. A CATASTROPHE. "I should very much like to know how he will manage to make a fortune so rapidly?" said Mr. Grinnidge, shak ing his'head dubiously. "You ought also, Mr. Pipkins, to make an effort to become a plutocrat" cried Edith, looking at him wickedly "you would then no longer have to hide your talents under the proverbial peck or bushel measure, and you would escape the tyranny of your chief." "Oh I as for me, Miss Edith, I never succeed in anything I undertake," replied the poor bewildered clerk, sigh ing deeply. " What would you advise me to do?" " Why first of all to learn how to cut out lady's frillings without spoiling them, for that is a little matter in which you yet want much instruction" re torted Edith, bursting with laughter, whilst the wretched Mr. Pipkins felt almost ready to cry. "My dear children" interposed Mr. Grinnidge don't you think in the mean time, the wisest course we could all take would be to go to bed?" "Good night, Charles dear" said Ada ri...

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POETRY. A HINT. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 September 1878

POETRY. A HINT. Our Daisy lay down In her little nightgown. And kissed me again and again, On forehead and cheek. On lips that would speak, But found themselves shut, to their gain. Then foolish, absurd, To utter a word, I asked her the question so old, That wife and that lover Ask over and over, As if they were surer when told. There close at her side "Do you love me?" I cied; She lifted her golden crowned head, A puzzled surprise Shone in her gay eyes-- ' " Why, that's why I kiss you," she said.

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CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents. FIRES AND FIREMEN. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 September 1878

CORRESPONDENCE. We do not aeessarly endore the opieioa of our eorrespondents. PFIRS AND FIREMEN. TO TRE UDITOB OF TWH IEEClrE. Sir.-As the question of the discipline of the Fire Brigades is under the consideration of the Council, perhaps the present time is not inopportune to mention the lack of the aforesaid article in one of the members of the City Brigade. The individual alluded to, seems to be under the impression that he fulfils his duty by walking about doing absolutely nothing, unless watching other members of the brigade working like Trojans when they are at a fire can be called work: At the fire in Ballarat-street the other morning this gallant fireman carried out his ideas of duty to perfection and I understand he invariably repeats this operation at every fire he attends. I fail to see that this sort of thing is fair to the other members of the brigade. I do not think that the captain is aware of the conduct of the individual alluded to. or else he would wake him up at al...

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FELLING THE UPAS. [STAWELL CHRONICLE]. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 September 1878

FELLING -THE UPAS. (STAWtrLL CH3EO-CLE2. I don't know what you may think of it, ladies and gentlemen, but I am quite clear,as to my belief that we are going to lose the services of a worker who has worked for love,- and -fr the best in terests .of~this .community. Tlere:is, in some circles, a kind ofshrinking from any iprpnunced course! and from, any downright work,.as if labor was not prayer?and,'of all things, most honor able. The rugged, manly work that Mar. Burnett has undertaken and carried out here, will be a beaded string in his history, jewelled,: let us trust, with lives reformed and men and women saved.. I know it to be the custom, after a poor and decrepid manner, to sneer at all things having, in the least, the, garb of religion; but, so long as we can point to one man or woman whose feet have been placed "on the king's highivay," we, in such a case, contemplate a work accomplished that is hard to be borne, and one which means the bearing of the true burthen and heat of ...

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SHIRE OF HEIDELBERG. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 September 1878

SHIRE OF HEIDELBEBG. WmDusDnaT, S-ermsaza 11rw. 1878. Present: The President, (Cr. Studley in the chair) Crs, Scotland, Duncan, Smith and Bond. CORRESPONDENC . From Crown Lands Department, enclon lng map and requesting the Council to mark oat all roads opened by the CounciL The request had previously been complied with. From Chief Secretary, informing the Council that Mr. T Dickson had been ap pointed Auditor for the Cuncil. Received. From Mr. James Byan, asking if the Council would share in the cost of con structing a drain at Haley's road, Greens boreugh. The Council resolved to contri bate £10 towards the work. From the Shire of Warruambool. enuclo inag a circular re the Differential Rating Bill, and asking the Council to co-operate in urging the measure upon the attention of the Government. It was resolved to co operate as requested. From the Shire of Echuca soliciting the prompt and earnest co-operation of this Coancil in the matter of inducing the Government to continue the sy...

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OVER THE DIVIDING RANGE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 September 1878

OVER THE DIVIDING RANGE. A correspondent of the O. and M. Advertiser writes thusly respecting a journey over the Dividing Range: " As many of your readers are doubtless unacquainted with the dangers and diffi culties to be encountered during a journey in the winter season over the Dividing Range, lying between Gipps land and the Ovens, probably a few stray notes by an old traveller over the snowy regions duri?o a recent journey may be interesting ,hose who have never travelled these snow-covered mountains during winter. Within the past fortnight I 'had occasion to travel from Gippsland to the Ovens and back over the Dividing Range, and on a Wednesday morning I left the town of Grant on the outside of a quadruped, folly determined to accomplish as much of the journey as possible by this means of locomotion. The morning was bitterly cold, and before I had travelled seven miles it commenced to snow heavily, and the cold became so intense that the 'pocket pistol' soon received a very st...

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TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 September 1878

TO COBBESPONDENTB. Rejected communications 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 Ihave to request that all business communications, including advertisements, orders for the paper, and remittances, be ad. dressed to GasrFrrr i SPra?z, and not to the EDTron. ADVEBTISMENTB. in all cases, to be prepaid. Letters and other communiiitions inetldedfor insertion in the news c?"romns should b addressed'to tihe Editor. , - :O

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WOMEN'S INFLUENCE ON SOCIAL LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 September 1878

WOMEN'S INFLUENCE ON SOCIAL LIFE. sEN, as.a rule, are easily attracted by a beautiful face, but still it is an internal beauty of character by which a woman can exert the greatest amount of in 'fluence. A true-minded man, though at first enamoured by the glare of per sonal beauty, will soon feel the hollow ness of its charms when he discovers the lack of beauty in the mind. In estimably great is the influence a sweet minded woman may wield over those around her. It is to her that herfriends would come in seasons of sorrow and sickness for help and support-one soothing touch of her kindly hand would work wonders on the feverish child, a few words let fall from her lips in the ear of a sorrowing sister would do much to raise the load of grief, which was bowing its victim down to the dust in anguish. The husband comes home, worn out with the pressure of business, and feeling irritable with the world in general; but when he enters the cosy sitting-room, and sees the blaze of the bright ...

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AN EXPENSIVE FAMILY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 14 September 1878

AAN EXPENSI VE FAMILY. " Flagstones," in the London Hornet, says :-" It is intended to ask Parlia ment for a marriage allowance for the Duke of Connaught of £10,000 a year. This, of course, will be in addition to his Royal Highness's present annual allowance of £15,000 a year. Unless by Mr. Peter Taylor or some of the Irish obstructionists, no opposition will be offered to the proposal. At present the total yearly amount paid by the nation for the support of Her Majesty's children is £131,000 It is quite ready to pay this sum ; but I confess I shall be a little anxious as to the temper of my countrymen when the Queen's grandchildren grow up, and the question of a pecuniary provision for them comes upon the tapis. There is no precedent to go by. George III. had a large family, but, as his children left but very few descendants, the question has never been pressed home to English men. As the grandchildren of our present sovereign, however, may, some day, number some half a hundred, it...

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