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ADVENTURE IN A PINE WOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 30 January 1875

ADVENTURE IN A PINE WOOD. MY last cruise was in new waters, and very cold waters, and on very impor- tant business. It was no less than in pursuit of Russians, with whom our country was then at war. We failed to catch them at Petropaulovski, and we vainly chased them round the peninsula of Kamtschatka into the Sea of Okotsk, and, as a forlorn hope, we rushed to the mouth of the Amoor River in pursuit of them. It was well on in June, and yet the cold was intense; and, as we coasted along, we found the region still wearing its arctic vesture of fine white snow and olive-tinted ice. The service on which we were engaged was intensely interesting to all on board our ship, which was a steam sloop, in fine working order, prepared for any emer gency, provided with machinery for cutting through polar obstructions, and having a Lancaster gun on her deck. The escape of our prey was a special hardship. Resolved to do something, we made for Aien, and, in spito of fog and frost, steered our cours...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SETTLERS UNSETTLED. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 30 January 1875

SETTLERS UNSETTLED. Tax following telegram recently appeared in our Melbourne contem. poraries : ECHUCA, 18th January. " Another scene has occurred on the Moira run. Some travelling sheep belong- ing to Mr. P. Jennings; of Warbreccan, were driven over Mr. Preston's selections by the orders of Mr. John O'Shanassy, J.P., who, with revolver in hand, told the men to cut away the fence and pass the sheep through, and he would hunt Preston off the run. He also told Preston he had "blued" his money, and for him to go to Mr. Maunsell, land officer, and see that his selections were forfeited. Mr. Preston applied at the office, and found the selec- tions in question were not forfeited. Several selectors in the run have expressed them- selves freely, and say it is time legislation of a certain kind made its appearance in this quarter." From the above paragraph, we may infer, that some of the pastoral tenants of the crown are defying the laws of the land. By what semblance of authority a repute...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
TOWN COUNCIL. COLLINGWOOD, JANUARY 27, 1875. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 30 January 1875

TOWN COUNCIL. COLLINGWOOD, JANUARY 27, 1876. At the ordinary fortnightly meeting of the above council there were present Cr. Morgan, in the chair, Crs. Eado, Wright, Smith, Upton, Dehnert, and Holland. Cr. Walker having entered during the meeting took his place as chairman. A donation. was asked for the Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society. Referred to Finance Committee. The Government Statist desired the annual return for Free Library. The letter was received, and the desired information ordered to be forwarded. A letter was received from Bell and Co,, wanting a standing permission to burn rubbish on their premises. They were re ferred to a Bye-law bearing on the subject. Mr. S. Payno wanted to be informed officially if proceedings were going to be taken against him for the recovery of money for flagging in front of his premises. The Town Clerk was ordered to say that the council would proceed' against him if the accounts were not paid. A letter was received from Stuart Perry, of St. ...

Publication Title: Mercury
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LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 30 January 1875

LOCAL NEWS. As an indication of the producing capacity of acclimatized mulberry trees of different species, it may be notified that in one of our suburban plantations where the trees wore completely denuded of foliage towards the and of November for the season's silkworm education, the same trees are now in full bearing again, having all put forth fresh leaves, excepting those of the China Alba, and even that tree is giving out now sprays. While upon this subject it may not be unworthy of mention that we possess two distinct varieties of Mores, the Nigra and Alba, The first is i native of Hoopih, a province of South China, the ancient designation of which locality was "King," which species com' prohands all black-fruited mulberries, The second is a native of Shantung, a province of North China, the old name of which district was "Loo," and hence has origi nated the definition of the Loo mulberry. The locality is identical with the place whore the mortal remains of Confudcit wore bur...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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A RACE FOR LIFE. CHAPTER I. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 February 1875

A RACE FOR LIFE. By the Author of "Danosbury House." OnArTan 1. It may not have been the reader's privilege to visit the department of the Isbroa in the south-east of France, Not to have travelled as far as Paris would beo something surprising in these days, but comparatively few have penetrated beyond the capital. The remoter parts of Franco are beautiful: the scenery Is magnificent ; nothing cal bo moro enchanting to the eye thlian the views on the line of ot frot fim Lyons to lGronoblo, coach-rand; they are boyotld what the imagination can conceive. I cannot say as much for the towns and villlages some of thoem aro us wretched as the scenery amidst which they rise is fine; and the manners and customs of their inhabitants, taking them on the average, are at least a hundred years behind Paris in refinement. I passed some months in these towns years ago; and I and the streets, and the streets' peculiarities, not the least remarkable of which were the smells, did not get on well toge...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 February 1875

CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents. TO TIlE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. Sir-Lawyers and law-makers may enact statutes, but those enactments will be worthless unless they are carried into active operation through the instrumentality of men as able as those who first proposed such bills. Men of talent meet together in the German Reichstag, they provide for the liberal education of the masses, and (to ensure the success of their laws) they take care that the educators of their youth are acute, accomplished, and judicious men. It is not enough that a man can pass a certain examination in the general branches of knowledge. The Germans insist that every one who aspires to the dignity and responsibility of a teacher, shall be a man of high intellect, whose acuteness is not inferior to that of a lawyer, and whose judgment is as sound as that of a judge upon the bench. Germany regards the mind and soul of the child as more precious in the eyes of heav...

Publication Title: Mercury
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 February 1875

WATCHES NOTICE. CLOC KS JEWELLERY NOTICE. SPECTACLES Manufacturers and Repairers of Watches, Clocks, Jewellery, Spectacles, &o., and for the trade. 38 Stanley St., Collingwood. WT. WVILLIAMS, Manager. J. WATSON, F'a,mily GI-rooer, 1Yholesale Wine and Spirit Merchant, No. 1, corner of Smith & Peel sts:, COLLINGWOOD. W. HAYSOM, FANCY BREAD & BISCUIT BAKER, STAR BAKERY, 145 Gertrude st., SUN BAKERY, Corner Ferris & Birins wick streets, Fitzroy. Refreshment Rooms. Confectionery. Wedding and Birthday Cakes at shortest notice. SEA BATHING, GEELONG. TEMPERANCE HOTEL. rlTHIS Hotel is situated fronting the Bay, I is within three minutes walk of the Baths and Botanical Gardens. Families and Gentlemen will find all the comforts of a home. Shower and Plunge Baths. Charges moderate. WATERLOO HOUSE, 113 GERTRUDE ST., FITZROY. JAM ES TERRY, DRAPER, & HOSIER. Haberdashery and Underclothing. SUB-AGENT FOR RAYMOND'S HAND LOCK-STITCH MACHINE, They sow from the f...

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TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 February 1875

TO THIB EDITOR OF TIE MEIIEURY. Sir-I have road with interest and atten tion a large portion of the voluminous cor respondence and debates on the various merits and domerits pertaining to the vexed question of the Outer Circle Railway v. Southern Line. It is to he regretted, as is frequently the case, and notably so in the latter correspondence in the Age between Messrs. Iandel and Mitchell, the opposing forces have not confined themselves to "the question," but have allowed either their temper or vanity, or both, to overrun their discretion, and betray them into what can only be regarded as unseemly personalities by the onlooker, alike irrelevant to the sub ject, impertinent to the interested reader, and disgusting to theindifferent one. Those gentlemen must surely know that satire and sarcasm (real or attempted) are foreign to a true argument, and inane allusions to personal idiosyncrasies the flimsiest veil to hide a false one. A ruffled temper gone rally shows a weak thesis, and...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 February 1875

GENERAL NOTICE. THE nMercury is published every Saturday . Morning. Persons wishing to have the paper regularly delivered at their place of business or residence will be charged Is. per quarter, payable in advance, for delivery. The Editor will be obliged for inform. ation-more especially relating to local matters. SCALE FOR ADVERTISING. Business Cards, per quarter, from 5s. Od. Official and Election Advertisements, each insertion, per inch ... 2s. 6d. Want places, Servants, Houses and Land for Sale or to Lot, Articles for Sale or Exchange, Miscel. laneous, Missing Friends, &c., Os. 6d. Ditto. 30 words ... ..Is. Od, Notices of Births, Deaths, and Marriages ... ... ... ls. Od. PRINTING Of every description executed at the Office of this paper. ESTIMATES given for Pamphlets, Cata logues, Magazines, Newspapers, and every description of Bookwork. All kinds of Stationery and School requisites. Hawkers and shopkeepers supplied. Landlords' agreement forms; rent, order, and delivery...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 6, 1875. THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 February 1875

SATURDAY, FEB. 6, 1875. THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. DOUGLAS JERROLD is credited with the remark that Parliament consists of a number of men, who assemble to. gether to prevent each other from doing anything. The witticism is rather satirical, but it is not without a point. Loquacity is always boring, and Coleridge would have been better appreciated had he been less garrulous. Many people do nothing except talk: and the members of the Collingwood Town Council go in for it pretty freely. On the 27th. ultimo. they sat until eleven o'clock at night. A few of them might profit by the example of that country member of the old House of Commons, who contented himself by exclaiming,--"I say 'ditto' to Mr Pitt," Lduis the twelft, one day looking at himself in his mirror, was astonished to see a number of grey hairs on his head: 'Ah I' said he 'these must be owing to the long speeches I have listened to.' Had we less verbiage and more action, theo burgesses would be better satisfied. Local topics c...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 February 1875

PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. TO CORRESPONDENTS. Letters and other communications intended for insertion in the news columns should be addressed to the Editor. 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 persons interested we have to request that all business communications, including advertisements, orders for the paper, and remittances, be ad dressed to GRIFFITH & SPAVEN, and not to the EDITOR. ADVERTISEHENTS, in all cases, to be.prepaid.

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A WEEK ON THE YARRA TRACK. Continued from our last. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 February 1875

A WEEK ON THE YARRA TRACK. Coatlaueafronm our last. To the traveller who arrives at Fern. shaw with the highly wrought expect ations, which the descriptions of former visitors are sure to excite, the first impressions are, it must be confessed, somewhat disappointing. The appear ance of the little village itself is, it is true, picturesque enough, and the roads and pathways which branch off into the forest are suggestive of pleasant rambles and of shady woods. The river too brawls and babbles bravely as it crosses the road at the very entrance of the township, still over the little place itself there is an air of stagnant decay, and of prosperity departed to return no more that strikes the vision as very cheerless. The fact appears to be that Hcalos ville, Fernshaw, and the other stopping places along this road, owe their exist once to the trafi-, that ensued on the discovery of the Woods Point diggings, and during the "rush " the road was thronged with parties or diggers going and ...

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TOWN COUNCIL. FITZROY, FEBRUARY 3, 1875. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 February 1875

TOWN COUNCIL. FITZROY, FEBRUARY 3, 1875. At the ordinary fortnightly meeting of the above council, there were present the Mayor (Cr. Kneen), in the chair, Crs. Tucker, Robb, Woodhead, Lyons, Rowe, and Delbridgo. CORRESPONDENCE. Mr. Fincham, of Richmond, wrote desir. ing to know the opinion of the council in reference to exhibiting the Town Hall organ, which he believed would take a prize. Referred to the Select Committee. A donation was asked for St. Vincent de Paul Orphanage. Referred to Benevolent Committee. A letter was received from R. Pimicle, asking permission to fix a coffee-stall at the corner, of Brunswick street, opposite the 'bus stables. It was stated the 'bus com pany did not object. Referred to Select Committee. Mr. D. Tough, chairman of Committees -of Brunswick Exhibition of Art and Industry, wrote stating that the second exhibition would be hold shortly. Referred to Select Committee. The secretary of the Outer Circle League wrote, saying he would be obliged by the co...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 February 1875

Pu1bio GompsaL.ne. BANK OF NEW SOUTH WALES. Established 1817. Capital - - .£1,000,000 Reserve Fund .363,333 6s. 8d A BRANCI- of the BANK] is now OPEN for the transaction of General Banking Business at 201 SMITH STREET, FITZROY. INTEREST ON DErPOITS: 12 Months ... ... ... 5 per cent.. 6 ,.. ... ... 4 ,, 3 ,, .. ... ... 3 ,, ,, V. J. SADDLER, Acting Manager. THE NEWEST BUILDING SOCIETY, And the ,BEST FOR BORROWERS, Is the . PREMIER PERMANENT BUILDING, LAND, & INVESTMENT ASSOCIATION, . ,Registered under "Friendly Societies' Statute" 1865. Shares £25 each. Entrance Fee, One Shillng per. Share. Fortnightly Subscriptions, Is. per Share. TRUSTEES: DAVID SYME, Esq., (Age) JAMES PRINCE, Esq., J.P. JAMES FERGUSSON, Esq., J.P. COMMITTEE OP MANAGEMENT: President: HON. F. LONGMORE, M.P. Vice-President: J. CURTAIN, M.P. IF-I DEMlRS : 'PIIOS. ADAMSON, JUN., Es,., U.S. Consul 1:OBERT WALKER, Esq., M.P. ii. J. DIXON, Esq., M.P. J. BOWRING, Esq., J.P, E. L. ZOX, EhQ., J.P. SOLICITORS: J. M. S...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 February 1875

H. J. CLARKE, Wholesale and Retail ROCER & PROVISION MERCHANT 110 BRUNSWICK ST., FITZROY. resh Butter and Eggs daily. Families vwaited on for orders. teal)1 Cutlery Works, 225 & 227 Brunswick st., Fitzroy. J. GRAYSON & SONS, ItTLERS, (Grinders,.Engineers and Tool J Makers. Razors, Scissors, Knives, Shears ad'Toole of: every description grqu.ndand t. All, kinds of dainemged tools cleaned: ll orders punctually attended to. OLLINGWOOD ZINO AND GALVANIZED IRON WORKS, & KEROSENE OIL & LAMP DEPOT, Established 1853. A. P. ALLAN, lumber, Gasfitter, Tinsmith, & Bath-maker, 202 & 204 BRUNSWICK ST,, FITZROY, (I?flh door below Moor Street) AS always on hand and made; and fixed to order, a well-assorted stock of Cor. gated Iron, Half-round Spouting, OG Gut ring, Ridging. Piping, Water-heads, Shoes himney Pote, Baths, &c. Also Kerosene Oil best brands). Lamps, Globes, Chimneys, hades, Wicks, and everything in the trade, rholesale and...

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LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 February 1875

LOCAL NEWS, It is with ploasurablo satisftaction wro find that the Govornmunt have resolved on placing the control of the Yen Yoan in the hands of Mr. Gordon, the onginooerfin chief of Victoriman watr supply, Ilo has also boon directed to propar it report upon thu reticulation of the Yan Yean. Io ha-n boon askod to point out the stops noccsanrl to makeo the reticulation available both fot n pormanont and an intormnittent slpply, should sucoh be required in cano of emf'r gonuy. We hail the change, and look for. ward to a bottur seate of things in future. Measles are prevalent at Preston. We are glad to find that the rain has n very general throughout the country. ~1r. Andrew Black, of Northcote, has .t a tree-full of egg-plums, through the vages of irrepressible sparrows. The Head Quarters Band, under Herr oe, will perform this afternoon, from oe to five, in the Botanic Gardens. O'Forrall, the defaulter, landed in Mel urne on Thursday from the steamship 'sbaue. He was brought before ...

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CONSTABLE MASON'S CASE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 6 February 1875

CONSTABLE MASON'S CASE. MR. AHOLIJAH COCKLES was not far wrong when he said 'Sympathy is very plentiful. People do not mind having to sympathize, but they do not like having to pay:' and that remark is not likely to have a significant appli. cation to the rufianly assault upon constable Mason. The Collingwood Magistrates have committed Ainsworth, White, and M'Mullen for trial, but already sundry complications have arisen which are calculated to defeat the prerogatives of justice. A defence has been set up by prisoners' council that the arrest having been illegal, the resistance was justifiable, and it must be admitted that the constable com. mitted an error in attempting to take Ainsworth into custody without a warrant. The legal gentlemen, who are retained for the prisoners, will, no doubt, expatiate usque ad nauseam about the popular notions concerning the liberty of the subject, and may influenice a British jury to acquit their clients upon that plausable but super: ficial plea. ...

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WINKELRIED. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 13 February 1875

WINKELRIED. Bravery is a quality with two aspects. There is a bravery which springs from a natural inability to en toertain fear, and a bravery which is the result of deliberate acceptance of the post of danger. There is also a pseudo bravery, which springs from ignorance both of the extent and proximity of danger-a bravery which is often seen in the hunting-field, in the foot-ball match, in the amateur Alp climber, in many a field where danger is the ex citement and the attraction, and where those who join in the sport are unable to measure the height of the excitement which is their lure. The highest form of bravery is undoubtedly that in which the danger being known, he who is exposed to the. danger deliberately and of free choice undertakes a post where he will infallibly come in for some of that danger's influence. Men with a nervous temperament who do this are eminently brave, seeing that they have to overcome a natural repugnance to overstep the bounds of caution, as well as ...

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CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 13 February 1875

CORRESPONDENCE. We do not nocessarily endorse the opinions of our corresp ondents. TO THE EDITOR OF THIN MERCURY. Sir-Permit a reply to the following "The German schoolmaster is an ac complished and enlightened gentleman, who would 'make a fool' of any State school teacher in Victoria." "The sole business of education is to form the judg ment." "The land is full of scholastic impostors, and, therefore, lar'rikinism is rampant," vide "Nemo" in the Mercury, February 6th. Alas for the "acumen " and "high intellect" of the "accomplished and enlightened gentleman (?) " who has the "audacity and shamelessness" to pen such assertions as these o Alas for the "extreme folly" and pitiful arrogance of the writer, who, decrying the want of "acuteness" and "judgment" in others, can yet make statements unsupported by either logic or facts. Only on the assump tion that "Nomo" is personally acquainted with every State school teacher in Victoria, would there be any justification of the first stateme...

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THE LOSS OF THE BIRKENHEAD. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury — 13 February 1875

THE LOSS OF THE BIREIN HEAD. Of all the wonderful instances of human courage on record, there is none more striking than that which is con tained in the sad history of the loss of the Birkenhead troop-ship. The Bir. konhead was' an iron paddle-wheel steamer, one of the finest of her class. She sailed from Queenstown, Ireland, on the 7th of January, 1852, for the Cape of Good Hope, and took out a detachment of the 12th Lancers, and detachments of nine regiments of the line. She made a fair and prosperous voyage, sighted the Cape, and as sihe ran down. the coast her passengers looked forward to a speedy release froml the pleasant confinement of her decks. It was a fine afternoon, the 25th of February "The nir was calm, and on the level brine Slook Panopo with all her sisters play'd;" the Birkenhead was steaming at full speed towards her goal, not dreaming of harm, and unconscious of the proximity of danger. There wore six hundred and thirty-eight persons on board, including the ship's...

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