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MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 October 1878

MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARAINCE. The mysterious disappearance of Mrs. Farrell. from her home in Montagne-street, on the night of the 12th September, has given rise to many suspicions in connection therewith, some of which are of a very conflicting and improbable character. How ever, the residents of the immediate neigh borhood have arrived at the conclusion that the missing woman has been most foully murdered. From inquiries made amongst the near neighbors, we learn that the Farrells have occupied the house in which they now reside for a period of four or five years. During the past two years the missing woman has become much addicted to drinking, which was the cause of many quarrels, in which she invariably received very cruel treatment. On the night of 'Wednesday, 11th September, a more than usual disturbance took place, occasioned by the reception of a bill for medical attendance on the ,woman for injuries received at the hands of her brother-in-law. Patrick Farrel. About seven o'clock...

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COBURG COUNCIL. MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1878 [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 October 1878

COBURG COUNCIL. Mo-sDAY, OCTOBEE 7, 1878 Present-the President (A. itchie), in the chair; Crs. McCowan, Randall. Jones, Landells, Rollands, Hunt, Kyle. After the reading of the minutes, it was decided that a copy of a plan and specifica tions for proposed new bridge over the Merri Creek, should be drawn by Mr. Mc Ivor, and forwarded to the Shire of Jika. CORRESPONDENcE. A resident in the vicinity of Sydney and Harding's road-Mr.F.Brown-complained of the bad state of the water channel at the corner. He said he would draw the attention of the Board of Health t) the matter if it were not attended to. Cr. Hunt said the channel was in a most beastlycon dition. The letter wa? received on the motion of Cr. Kyle. Mr. Leiteh asked the council to pay for their use of a piece of land of which he was trustee, and which had been used by the council as a metal depot. Referred to the Public Works Committee to report to the council. From the Military Department, stating that as far as that departme...

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NOTES AND COMMENTS. 10/10/78. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 October 1878

NOTES AND COMMENTS. BY COSMOPOLITE. -4----- 10 10o 1 78. Mr. James Mirams, M.P., is evidently of the opinion that the time has arrived when municipalities should be self-suptorting, and rely on their own efforts to obtain the wherewithal to meet local wants rather than be dependant to a great measure on the Government endowment. Whatever may be the opinion of the Collingwool Councillors as totheir representative's ideas of endowment, he was not far wrong when he wrote "that the time had arrived when the settled districts of the country should depend upon their own resourses, and such help by the Government in future should be confined to those of the country which have not yet received much assistance." The establishment of working men's clubs in the colony is just now attracting some little attention in Melbourne, and Colling. wood is not to be left out in the cold in this movement. I have seen the prospectus in futuro of the "Collingwood Coffee house company. and Working Men's clu...

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TO-DAY'S MATCHES. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 October 1878

To-DAT's MATCHES. In this week's issue of the Observer, in the matches to come. I find that the Fitzroy second eleven notify that they play the first eleven of the North Fitzroy to-day, whereas it should have been the second eleven. I have no doubt but that they put first eleven on purpose, but if the Fitzroy first eleven consider themselves good enough to play the North Fitzroy on equal terms, for a ball or anything else, the North Fitz roy are quite willing to play them at any time. D. REDDAN, Sec. N.F.C.C. To-day the Britannia play the Studley on the ground of the latter, at Abbotsford. Britannia team will be chosen from the following:-Atkins, Barrie, Clifton, Came r*n. Cuddy, Cohen, Cherry, Cook, Godwin, Fritz, Rees, Waterson, Hendy. Wright. Toe following is the team selected by the Cup Committee to play against the East Melbourns on the 19th and 26th October: Brice, Black, Bruce, Badcock, Bice, Craw ford, Cole, Cattach, Gray, Lucas, J. May nard, J. Taylor, Roberts, Wardrop and ...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 October 1878

GENERAL NOTICE-. THE rercury is published every Saturday T 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; 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 Advcrtisements;' each inserrion. per inch ' .. 2s. 6d. Want places, Servants, Houses and Land ifor Sale or to Let, Articles for . Sale or Exch:mge, Miscel laneous. Missing Friends &c., Os. 6d. Not&ii nf" Births. Deaths, ands. O Marria ,. .... . ...... ....Is. Od. Marrig es, - To -AbvitTiess.--Notice to 'iithdra?-v advertisemeantsmustl be given in writing. f MEME ycan-be obtained from any of pethr -agentsu:--Sbscription 1is, G. CANzxrE ... 167 Smith street. Mrs....

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AUSTRALIAN CRICKETERS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 12 October 1878

AUSTRALIAN CRICKETERS. The match between the Australians and twenty-two of Harvard College resulted in a draw. A Bannerman sprained his foot while running, and had to retire. Har Owra-" The Permissive Bill," till next week. Geo. D. McCormick, Esq., of Preston, has been gazetted a J.P. Loca. INsoLvEh'T.-James Bing, of Fitz roy-street, Fitzroy, horsebreaker. Causes of insolvency-Having met with an acci dent by wi'ich three of his ribs were broken and his shoulder dislocated, sickness in family, and pressure of creditors. Lia bilities, £95 5s.; assets, £3; deficiency, £92 5s. Mr. Jacomb, assignee. On the 3rd instant, a young man named John Fergusson, residing at Oxley, was driving an empty waggon, and the horses becoming restive he got into the vehicle so as to have more control over them, suddenly one of the wheels entered a rat, causing the man to fall out, .the wheel passing over his head, crushing his brains out, and in twenty minutes he was a corpse. De ceased was only 18 years of...

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COBURG COUNCIL. MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 October 1878

COBURG- COUNCIL. MODArY, OcrOBER 14,1878. Present-the Preident: (Cr. Ritchie) in the chair; Crs. Landells..MeCowan, Hunt, Jones, Rollands. Hutton, Kendall. CORREBPONDENCE. From the Lands and SuineyDepartment, stating that it was intended to temporarily reserve the southern portion of the land in Bell street, on which the Orderly Room was erected, for the purpose of a public hall, reading'room, &c., and the remainder for public purposes, and asking for the con currence or otherwise of the council. Cr. McCowan moved that the council ex press their acquiescence in the proposal, but thinks that the'land should.be per manently vested in the council, and that Mr. Cook, M.L.A., be waited upon by the president for the purpose of urging upon the Government the necessity: of.perma nentlyreserving the land in the council. gested that Mr. Cook be asked to arrange a deputation to the Commissioner of Public Works on the matter .without delay. The suggestion was adopted, with a few words a...

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RANDOM SKETCHES. A TRIP TO SORRENTO. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 October 1878

RANDOM SKETCHE'S. A TRIP TO SORRENTO. As Summer approaches, our thoughts naturally turn to the various picnics and seaside trips, which regularly come round with the hot weather. Already the hotels at the favorite watering places are making active preparations for the ensuing season. The excursion steamers will soon be again loaded with living freight, anxious to escape from the metropolis. Before the crush commences dear reoder, we will take a trip down to Sorrento, calling at Queenscliff, and Portsea, to see what alterations may have been made during the Winter. The trip down is pleasant and agreeable. The 'steamer looks very different to what it does with a Boxing day crowd on board. The few persons who are of board, are regular travellers and sea-sickness is the exception. No. thing is worthy of mention till we near QuenscltifE The town presents a fine view when seen from a short. distance. The'numerous church spires give the place a religious, reverential look, which impresses ...

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FITZROY—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 October 1878

FITZEOY-THUsniD. Before Messrs. Tucker, Marsden, and Raven. Richard Langridge-insulting behaviounr Con. A63 said that at 20 minutee past9 do' Wednesday night Langridge was standing at the corner of Fitzroy and Gertrude streets, in company with a number of other lads. He made use of very bad language, and said "ba, ba, black sheep" to the witness. The lad's employer appeared to give him a good character. Fined :. or 24. hours. James O'Brady - insulting behaviour; Con. Cahill said he heard the prisoner make use of bad language. Fined 10s. or 48 hours imprisonment. George Lee, William Clements, William Finn-playing "pitch and toss." Con. Rogerson said that on Saturday last he saw Lee tossing pennies, the other two lads were watching the game, but not playing. A Mrs. Payne said that the boy Lee had been working for her from 3 till 7 o'clock. Lee was fined 5s, and the other boys were discharged. Willam Earle, for being intoxicated and refractory, was fined 5s., or 24 hours. 'While inebri...

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EDITORS BEWARE! A COTEMPORARY CAUGHT NAPPING! [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 October 1878

EDITORS BEWARE ! A COTEMPOBARY CAUGHT NAPPING! WE hardly know which is more deserving of pity and provocative of amusement the refreshing simplicity of our cotem porary in permitting himself to be so egregiously hoaxed as he was last week, or his ill-repressed attempt this week to con ceal his humiliation and bitter resentment against the reputed author. It is a recog nized saying, since the primitive stages of human existence, that age brings experience in its train (that is to say matured age) unless verging through incipient decay, into dotage and imbecility. What a demo lition of the fabric of so stereotyped a truism, when we find the blandishing se ductions of an imaginary siren successful in perpretating, undetected, in the most artless and insinuating manner, an un pardonable hoax upon our experienced, venerable, and gushing friend of the Adver tiser. WE were'also favored with a romantic effusion from the pen of this waggish nymph, but, unlike our sympathetic friend, we have ...

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COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 October 1878

COLLIhNG WOOD--TuazsnA. Before Messrs Walker, and Barrett. Thomas Barry-charged with unlawfula assault. Denis Mangin said he had been to see a Mr. Kelly and on going out from a verandah of that gentleman's house the defendant accosted him and then knocked him down. 3Mr. Fraser saw both parties rolling about in the gutter, he took the defendant off the plaintiff and then disap peared himself. The defendant said that he was living with a woman to whom he gave his earnings, and that woman took the money to Mangin. Hence the row. Fined 20s or seven days imprisonment The Inspector of Nuisances v. George Allan-wandering cow. Fined Is and 5G costs. Idem v. Timothy Curry-same offence. Fined Is with 5s costs. The bench stated. that the fne was made so low in conse quence of Mr, Fairchild, on whose land the cattle were wandering, not desiring to prosecute. Emma Kerr v. William Kerr-assault. domestic broil. The complainant said she had been married only five months and had got no money from he...

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THE PERMISSIVE BILL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 October 1878

THE PERMISSIVE BILL. At the meeting of the Albert-street Young Men's Association onFriday evening last, Mr. Rendle presiding, propositions embodying a Permissive bill were con. sidered. Mr. McKenzie, in introducing the subject referred to the increasing use and disastrous effects of intoxicating liquors which in fre quent and excessive use, as statistics prove, only tended to fill our gaols, lunatic asylums, and industrial schools. It was a crying shame that such a state of affairs should go on, for which we are ina measure responsible, seeing we plant public houses at every street corner and then punish men for being drunk. The principles of the measure he thought just, and suited to the circumstances. Mr. Dakon, in seconding the motion, stated .that its principles had been adopted x. many parts of Europe, the United States, Canada Sweden and Russia also a similar measure was in force in New Zealandi It was not novel or ethereal, but very practicable ani was needed, seeing the unus...

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JIKASHIRE—MONDAY, OCT. 14. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 October 1878

JIJASfHIRE-MohNAr, Ocr. 14. Present: The President (Cr. Dennis), Crs. Plant, Bastings, Paterson, Mitchell, O'Keefe, Sobey, Ellison, and Clinch. CORRESPONDENCE. From W. Hill, Bridge hotel, Northcote, wherein he regretted that the Council was not doing its duty in re letting the tollhouse. Considerable amusement was created by the reading of this letter, which was thrown aside for being insulting to the Council. From F. W. Thomas, manager of the National Bank of Australasia, as follows "In considering the statement of income, it becomes apparent that, inclusive of the second moiety of the grant promised by the Government, the amount of your shire revenue would not, in terms of the law, warrant an advance of more than £1200 or £1300, but the Bank will be prepared to meet your Council's requirements, as in dicated in your letter, on the understand ing that the additional sum of £2-000 be covered by a joint and several guarantee of the members of the Council, such guarantee, if desired, ...

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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 October 1878

POLICE. FITZROY--Mo.DAr. Before Messrs Tucker, Raven, Ricardo. Bell, and Bennetts, Thomas King-Larceny of zinc. Mr. Cooze stated that on Friday last he was passing a house of his in Young-street. He saw a truck standing outside. He went into the yard and found the prisoner with two other boys tearing down the zinc. Be caught the prisoner and gave him m charge. He did not wish to press the charge. In consequenceof this, and the prisoner having been locked up since Friday, the lad was discharged with a caution. John Williams-Helplessly drunk at half-past three on Saturday. John was locked up since then. He was fined is. with 2s 6d cab hire or 24 hours. George Devereu--very drunk. Fined 5s or 24 hours. John McKellar-very drunk on Saturday. Ordered to get along home. Thomas Gibson-ditto offence. Thomas when asked what he had to say, pat his hat up to his face and bowed. Having been locked up since Saturday, he wasdischarged. William Sherwin-another greybeard, found drunk on a vacant pie...

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TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 October 1878

TO CORREESPONDENTS. 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 GUarFFrlr & SPAVEN, and not to the EInTOU. ADVEP.TISEMENTS. in all cases, to be prepaid. Letters and other comntunications intended for insertion in the news columns should be addressed to the adilor.

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ADA AND HER COUSIN CHARLES, A TALE FOR VICTORIAN BOYS AND GIRLS. CHAPTER XXVIII. REPROACHES. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 October 1878

ADA AND HER COUSIN CHARLES, A TALE FOR VICTORIAN BOYS AND GIRLS. BY E. A. SAMSON. CHAPTER XXVIII ZPrODCHErS. THAT same evening Mr. Pipkins paid his customary visit to the two girls. On entering the room they both at once saw that he was in anything but a happy frame of mind. His face was one of those that always carried in it the expression of the emotions by which he was moved at the time, whether of joy, of grief, or of anxiety. Edith at once perceived that something had oc curred to disturb him. Ada being in the parlor, he did not venture to un burden himself, but he made so many awkward contortions intending them for signs, that he wished to have a private interview with Edith, that Ada, upon the pretext that she had to go to her room in search of some embroidery, left them to themselves. "Well, sir, what is it that you want to say to me ?" said Edith, as soon as Edith had closed the door. " Oh ! Miss Edith, I have heard such dreadful things to-day, that I scarcely dare to repea...

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A PASSING SHADOW. [FAMILY HERALD.] [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 October 1878

A PASSING SHADOW. [FALT - HEBALD.] Maude Thornton, with ten thousand a year and a splendid estate in Warwick shire, was far more miserable that dull October day, because it was raining, than Carroll, the meek companion, who was trying to please her petulant mistress by an account of the vivid interest of some new book. " It's of no use, Car. To rain like this--to-day, too, when Lawrence promised to come over from King ston !" "You will forget the rain, if you will only let me read you the first chapter; it's splendid, Miss Maude," persisted Carroll, opening the brown volume. Miss Thornton stopped her with a gesture. "Ring for my cloak and shoes, Car; I am going down to the lodge to see nursie." "MissMaude!" Miss Maude had turned to the window and was impetuously tapping the pane. She was still young, with a proud fire in her faceand shining through her dark eyes which was more bewitching than her beauty. Tall and slight, Maude had inherited a rare grace of movement from her mother. ...

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NOTES AND COMMENTS. 17/10/78. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 October 1878

NOTES AND COMMENTS. BY COSMOPOLITE. 17 101 '8. It is amusing to listen to the diversity of opinion regarding religious instruction in State Schools held by various classes of persons, and of course foremost among those who publically give expression to their ideas anent the subject, the clergy may be ranked Some of the rev. gentlemen are loud in their denunciation of the leaders of the agitation in favor of its establishment, whilst others are just as vehement in declaiming against the anti-religionists. Dodging round Collingwood last Sunday evening Idropped into a church of England, and listening to an excellant sermon, in the course of which the incumbent said, alluding to the public meeting held in Melbourne the previous week, to discuss the above mentioned subject, he doubted that if the four pro minent speakers thereat were put together, whether they could give the first part of speech; and deplored the fact that such men were recognised leaders on the ques tion of religious in...

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A PAPER SUIT (NEW YORK TIMES) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 October 1878

A PAPER; SUIT : (Niw roag TIEsB). , THE leading physicia, o6f Cliniton, Ill., is happy in the possession of a wife of extriiordinary merit. Altogether she may be regarded as the ideal type of a female reformer, and she is universally recognised as such by all who know her. One day, her husband said to her," My dear, why don't .you invent a new material for women's clothing which: will supersede such a clumsy and costly fabric as cloth ? Fig-leaves, of otiurse" von't do, at .least in our climate; but sorely something can be found -that is better ;than _cloth." This suggestion greatly' pleased the good woman, and she promptly began to investigate the various materials which might by any possibility be converted into cloth ing. The result of her investigation was to convince her that what her sex really wanted was paper. She esti mated that she could make herself .an entire suit of clothes, exclusive of shoes, stockings, and gloves, out of paper, at a co-t of 1L dollar.l7,cents. and th...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 October 1878

Funerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN, t7U i d e r t ar At PRICES LOWER than any honse in Victoria. Note the address: 203 4 205 &?IITHST.,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. All goods sold 20 per cent under Melbourne prices. Gas and Water.laid on. Estimates given for general repairs. Orders punctually attended to. F. J. BRITTEN, ._0TCION3EIERII, ESTATE & INSURANCE AGENT, Rae street, North Fitzroy. Properties f...

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