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ADA AND HER COUSIN CHARLES, A TALE VICTORIAN BOYS AND GIRLS. CHAPTER XIX. A DINNER PARTY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 28 September 1878

ADA AND HER COUSIN CHARLES, A TALE FOR VICTORIAN BOYS AND GIRLS.   BY E. A. SAMSON. CHAPTER XIX. A DINNER PARTY. Afewdays subsequently Mr. Mullock gave a grand dinner party:in his palatial residence at Brighton. The guests, who had had the honour of an invita tion, were all, with one exception, gentlemen eminent for their wealth and notorious for their prodigality in every .thing that. fed their vanity, and for their parsimony in everything relating to the culture of the mind. Into the antecedents of the connives it would not be.iwise to inquire too closely. Some had acquired their wealth honestly --it having been thrust upon them, as it were, while they slept, or by a lucky venture in a gold-mine ; others-well, we will not pursue the subject further. But they all equally prided themselves upon- the industry and perseverance that had landed them in affluence, and upionitheir superior shrewdness to the ordinary run of men. Among them was.s-man of the law. who had entered...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CHAPTER XXIII. AN ANONYMOUS LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 October 1878

CHaPrra XXIII. AN ANONYMOUS LETTER. Scarcely had the sun risen on the following morning, than poor Ada, seated at her toilet table, had written in a disguised hand, one round and large like that of a man, the following letter- • Tuesday. September 15, 1878. "To CHnEAES L.nDSAT. " You think that Ada Fitzallen loves you. In this you are deceivei Fora long time past she has ceased to regard you as other than a mere friend. She has given her heart to another. If you doubt the truth of this information, go to the Lovers' walk, in the Fitzroy Gardens. to-morrow afternoon, about half-past four, you will then see her either with or waiting for the favored one-the gentleman she has pre ferred to you. As one who has long admired you, I have thought it best in your own interests, to send you this communication, which you may regard as an earnest wish to further your prosperity. I know you are almost worshipped by Miss 3Iullock. Her father has more money than he well knows what to do with. Marr...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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SUMMARY OF MAIL NEWS. (PER ARGUS.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 October 1878

BSUMMARY OF MAIL NEW& (PRa aaes.) Mr. C. J. O'Donnell will contest Clare at the next election. A gentleman from Australia, named G. B. Tucker, was last Sunday drowned in the Thames near Maidenhead. The King and Queen of Denmirk have arrived in England. On landing a? Dover they were met by the Prince of Wales. Princess Thyra accompanies them. The Princess's marriage with Prince Louis Nayoleon is quite discredited. The King of the Sandwich Islands has changed his binistry, which now consists of one Englishman, one American, and two natives. Sir Arthur Phayre, Governor of Manri tins, is about to pay a visit to Sir Bartle Frere at the Cape, to consult on matters affecting the welfare of the South African colonies. A memorial to the Queen has been adopted by the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, praying Her Majesty that if the terms of the union with the Dominion are not complied with by May, 1879, the colony may be allowed to withdraw from the union. Speaking at Southpor...

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SOME OLD AMERICAN LAWS. (GOLDEN HOURS.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 October 1878

SOME OLD 'AMERICAN LA WS. (ooLDN nouns.) -There is a long list of these quaint old laws, a few of which will suffice to exhibit the-condition of the society in which they existed. Some of them display a narrowness of mind and ig norance which seem now almost incredible, and which happily have with similar prejudices been long since swept away, namely--, No. Quaker or Dis senter from the established worship of the Dominion shall be allowed to give a vote for the election of magistrate or any other officer." "No food or lodging shall be offered to a Quaker or a heretic." "!No priest shall abide in the dominion. He shall be banished, and suffer death on his return." "Priests maybe seized by any one without a warrant." "No one shall run on the Sabbath day, or walk in his garden, or elsewhere, ex cept reverently to and from 'meeting." "No oie. shall travel, cook victuals, make beds (!), sweep~ houses, cut hair, or shave on the Sabbath day." "No woman shall kiss her' children on the Sabba...

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MR. BURNETT'S FAREWELL AT COLLINGWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 October 1878

MI. BURNETT'S FAREWELLd AT COLLINGWOOD. A farewell tea to the great social reformer, Mr. Mathew Barnett, was given in the Gipps street Wesleyan Sabbath-school last evening The tables were several times filled by eager admirers, who, after tea adjourned to the large church, which was filled by those who had assisted Mr. Burnett in his work and the new converts. The Rev. E. Taylor was called upon to preside, and said he could take up all the evening in recounting the good results of Mr. Burnett's work, for there was not a street or lane in Col lingwood where there was not one or more saved. The people of Collingwood loved Mr. Barnett. (Cheers) He might inform those present that Mr. Burnett had undertaken to employ three Christian women to carry on the work. Dr. Dare said he had seen a good many earnest labourers, but he never saw one who could come up to Mr. Barnett. He strongly advised those present who had given up the fatal cup to keep their resolve, and they would have happy homes...

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ENGLISH ADMIRALS. [CORNHILL MAGAZINE.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 October 1878

ENGLISH ADMIRALS. [COmnHarL )&GAZINL] .TaE exploits of our Admirals are popular, and tell in all ranks of society. Their sayings and doings stir English blood like the sound of a trumpet; and if the Indian Empire, the trade of London, and all the outward and visible ensigns of our greatness should pass away, we should still leave behind us a durable monument of what we were in these sayings and doings of the English Admirals. Duncan, lying off the Texel with his own flag-ship, the Venerable,. and only one other vessel, heard that the whole Dutch fleet was putting to sea. He told Captain Hotham to anchor alongside of him in the narrowest part of the channel, and fight his vessel till she sank. "I have taken the depth of the water," added he, "and when the Venerable goes down, my flag will still fly." And you obgerve this is no naked Viking in a prehistoric period; but a Scotch member of Parliament. with a smattering of the classics, a telescope, a cocked hat of great size, an...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 October 1878

TO CORRESPONDENTS. 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. bo 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 GmrrrITH & SrPveN, and not to the EDITOB. ADVEnTIBEUZENTB8 in all cases, to be prepaid. Letters and other communications intended for insertion in the news columns should be addressed to the Editor.

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BRIDGING OF THE FORTH. BRITISH ARCHITECT. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 October 1878

BRIDGING -OF THE FORTH. BRITISH .ARCHITECT. ANOTHER great engineering project in Scotland may be said to be following on the heels of that of the Tay bridge construction. Defeat and insurmount able difficulties seem alike unknown to the engineering skill and daring of the present day. " Indeed the general public seem to take all these little feats as so much to be thankful for, rather than marvelled at. They look on, and admire, and fully appreciate the benefits that their completion yields, without any undue astonishment or open mouthed wonder. So now no one is surprised to hear that the Firth of Forth is to be bridged over, though the difficulties are, if possible, greater than those connected with the Tay bridge construction. Mr. Bouch, C.E., of Edinburgh, made designs for this work some years since, and these will substantially be adhered to, the chief alteration being the lowering of the height of the spans to 135 feet above high water mark, instead of 150 feet as originally in...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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WIDOWER AND WIDOW. (BUFFALO EXPRESS.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 October 1878

WIDOWER AND WIDOW. (strrALO EXPRss.) WExN Mr. Thomas Thompson was courting the widow who became his sixth wife, said he, taking a pinch, of snuff, and looking wise, "I will tell you what I expect of you, my dear. you are aware that I have had a good deal ofmatrimonial experience. Ho hum ! it makes me sad to think of it. My lot in the cemetery is almost full. and I may truly say that my cup of misery would be running over at this moment, if it were not for you. But to business. I was about to remark that Jane, my first, could make better coffee than any other woman in the world. I trust you will adopt her receipt for the preparation of that beverage." "My first husband frequently remarked -" began the widow. "And there was Susan," interrupted Mr. Thompson. "Susan was the best mender that probably ever lived. It was her delight to find a button off, and, as for rents in coats and things, I have seen her shed tears of joy when she saw them, she was so desirous of using her needle for t...

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FITZROY—THURSDAY, OCT. 3. Before Messrs. Showers and Raven. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 October 1878

FITZROY-THunsDA, OcT. 3. Before Messrs. Showers and Raven. Mary Vincent-obscene language. Con stable A 211 said that a quarter to eleven on Wednesday night he was walking along the Parade when the prisoner made use of very obscene language. Sent to gaol for 14 days with bard labor. William Wilson and John O'Connor, two very small boys, were charged with break ing into a shop and stealing. John Hennessy, butcher, said that on going into his shop on Thursday morning he found that some money had been taken from his till. He looked about and discovered that a pane in the window had been taken out, and the latch of the window lifted up. Con. A 94 said that the boys were incor rigible, young scamps, one of them O'Connor-having no father nor mother. -Remanded for a week for the parents to John C. Wallace, a new chum, was charged with using obscene language. Constable A 211 said that he saw the prisoner at the corner of Gertrude and Brunswick streets and heard him using very bad language to...

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COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 October 1878

COLLINGWOOD-TUESDAY. Before Messrs. Walker, Kidney, Barnett, and Nettleton, Bridget McLaughlin, an adult female, dressed in a red necktie, was charged with being drunk and disorderly. Serg. Fenton said the woman was continually drunk. P ined 5s. John McLaughlin -unlawful assault. Margaret Cochrane said that the defendant went into her shop and insulted her. She pushed him out of the shop. He got up sad pushed the door in and struck her on the nose. The arresting constable said that the complainant gave McLaughlin in charge and that on the way to the watchhouse the defendant tried to strike Mrs. Cochrane. McLaughlin said he would not appear in the court again. A bondsman of defendant's said that that party was persecuted by his -wife and Mrs. Cochrane. Fined 20s or seven days' imprisonment. Patrick Barry was again remanded on a charge of assault. William Barry v Joseph C. Bickford assault. Barry said that at about a quarter to eleven on Sunday last, he was sitting in the shelter of t...

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EARLY ENGLISH DWELLINGS. [CANADIAN MONTHLY.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 October 1878

EARLY ENGLISH DWELLINGS. [CsAnrax MONTHLY.] THE earliest dwellings of the English were, no doubt, rude structures; mainly built of iood and plaster, but we find that they had a word for the low wall upon which the house stood, the ground wall-a term still in use among masons in parts of England, to denote the stone foundation wall-and from• this it has been argued that it is very probable that the foundations of their dwellings were commonly of stone. England was then abundantly supplied with timber, and wood naturally continued to be the chief building material, as it is still in this country. But from the days of Augustine onwards, there is ample evidence that store was freely used in the construction of churches, and there is great likelihood that in the mansions of the nobles, the hall, at least, was a stone structure. The houses were generally but one story in height, the hall and kitchen forming one large room, open to the roof, which was thatched with straw or reeds. In the m...

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THE DEAREST SPOT ON EARTH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 October 1878

THE DEdfAEST SPOT Ox EARTIE Far away o'er the foaming billows, Away in the father land, In a spot where the weeping willows Wave by the gentle breezes fanned. 'Tis there my hearts best treasure- A little lored one lost; My future hope and pleasure Lies nippled by death's sharp frost. 'Tis vain to mourn o'er loved ones lost, Or weep o'er scenes now fled, Though death like Winter's piercingblast Has lain them with the dead. That mem'rys bear they linger long Sweet reminiscence of the past And never fail to touch the heart As long as life doth last. And that little grave in the fatherland To me is of the greatest worth Though tended by a stranger hand Is the dearest spot on earth. THErI.

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POETRY. DRIFTING DOWN. J. ASHBY-STERRY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 October 1878

POETRY. DRIFTING DOWN. J. AEBYT-STERRY. Drifting down in the gray-green twilight? 0, the scent of the new-mown hay! Soft drip the oars in the mystic shylight, 0, the charm of the dying day! While fading flecks of bright opalescence But faintly dapple a satfron sky, The stream fows on withsuperb quiescence. The breeze is hushed to the softest sigh. Drifting down in the sweet still weather 0, the fragrance of fair Jaly! Love, my love, when we drift together. 0, how fleetly the moments fly! Drifting down on the dear old river, 0, the music that interweaves! The ripples run and the sedges shiver, 0, the song of the lazy leaves! ?is- And far-off sounds-for the night so clear Awake the echoes of bygone times; The mufed roar of the distant weir is Cheered by the clang of the Iarlor chimes. Drifting down in the cloudless weather, O, how short is the summer day! Love, my love, when we drift together, 0, how quickly we drift away. Drifting down as the night advanc?s, 0, the calm of the starli...

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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 October 1878

POLICE. FITZROY-MONDA*r. Before Messrs. Tucker, Showers, Ricardo, Sad BelL George Robertson-stealing a coat. Mar. : ret Williams said she lived in Johnston street. She knew the prisoner. On Sunday t; he 21st inst. she put some clothes out into her back yprd; on the following morning r she saw the boy going back with the coat over his arm,lookingforahat. Shevalued the coat under £1, and subsequently saidit was not worth 6d. The boy, who appeared to be very respectable, made a straightfor ward statement of how he bad been in the company of another boy who had stolen other things, which were missed with the the coat. Discharged. Alex. McQuirk and George Fox-stealing Stwo pairs of trousers. Mrs. Barkly said she S..missed the clothes on Wednesday, the 18th Sinast. Con. A 94 said that a portion of the clothes had been found on the prisoners, 'while the other portion was found on their anothers' premises. Two witnesses were C alled who gave the boy McQuirk a fair character as a hardworking...

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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 October 1878

Those who practice the thinning of fruit should begin as ason as the crop is fairly set- Others may dorbt its value, but no one who grows choice fruit for market can. afford to neglect it. The experience of a single season with two trees, side by side,w will decide the matter. Let one tree ripen all the fruit that sets, and from the other remove three-fourths of the crop. Keep an account of the cost of the thinning, and of the returns from the fruitfromeach tree. A correspondent of the Milch Zeiftag in sists upon the necessity of letting piga have access to plenty of moist sand or earth in some form or the other, and considers that the system of feeding them almost exclusively on skim milk, meal, and such materials, is responsible for many of the ailments of the intestinal canal so fre quently met with. He states that ailing pigs are often quickly restored to health. by simply putting a trough of wet sand in. their sty, and recommends that a supply should always be kept there for th...

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Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 October 1878

BIRTH. GRIFFITH.--On the 3rd instant, at Mount   Pleasant, North Fitzroy, the wife of Mr. Wm. Griffith of a son.

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 October 1878

f - - Funerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN, i rJ ud e s t ak er At I'RICES LOWER than any house in Victoria. "'Jte the address: 203 4r 205 SMIITHST., FITZROY. Notice to the Public. WM. READ, (Late of Alston and Brown's) Begs to announce that he has purchased the Drapery Business Lately carried on by Mr. Hackett, at 76 Smith Street, And trusts by strict attention to require ments of customers to merit a continuance of the patronage enjoyed by his predecessor. W.R. desires to intimate to the ladies of district that he has added the MILLINERY and FANCY GOODS Department To the Establishment. J. DELVES, Plumber and Gasfitter, ZINC & LEAD WORKER, 195 Smith-st., Collingwood. Cheapest house in Collingwood and sur rounding district forgasfittings. Allgoods sold 20 per cent under Melbourne prices. Gas and Water laid on. Estimates given f .r general repairs. Ordeia punctually attended to. MRS. MITCHELL, Begs to inform her friends and the public in general that she has removed to 97 GERTRU...

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CHAPTER XXIV. SURMISES AND INQUIRIES. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 October 1878

CHAPTER XXTV. SUR3nISES AND INQUIRIES. Charles had entered Mr. Grinnidge's little cottage at St. Kilda for the last time. The papa Mullock had bound him to his bargain, by giving him a cheque for a hundred pounds, before he hadi left his house on the Wednesday evel.ing. Returning to Melbourne by the last train, having first had to sub mit with as good grace as he could, to the affectionate but unwelcome embraces of his future mother-in-law, who had become slightly maudlin, by drinking 'at frequent intervals to the happiness of the plighted ones, he engaged apart ments at Scott's Hotel. Within a fort night he was married and on his marriage tour, with a thousand pounds in his pocket, and the Sophonisba creature as an encumbrance. I will not do him the injustice to say, that he was so devoid of feeling that he had not one sentiment of regret for Ada, and that he would not rather have had her for his companion than the vulgar mass of bone and muscle and of millinery, that he taken for ...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, OCT. 5, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 5 October 1878

PUBUSHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia "incit. SATURDAY, OCT. 5, 1878. Ma. MATTHEW BuaNETr has com pleted a month of arduous labour in the cause of Temperance and Religion within the bounds of the city of Col lingwood. He has now gone to seek other spheres of labor, but the result of his labors here remain. Night after night, and often in the day-timeas well, his efforts were exerted to the utmost to induce in the population of Colling wood a higher state of morality, so briety, and to awake a spirit of earnest, religious inquiry. He could not have selected a better field for philanthropic effort-not that we would imply that Collingwood is possessed of a worse community than other suburban dis tricts. It is bad enough, we are well aware, and vice and secret sin prevail to a fearful extent in the purlieus of the eastern city. Conscious of this, we could but hail the advent of the Reformer in our midst, and, as far as it lay in our power and influence, to aid and encourage him. No man c...

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