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CHAPTER XXX. ALL SHOULD BE WELL THAT ENDS WELL. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 October 1878

CHAPTER XXX. ALL SHOULD BE WELL THAT ENDS WELL. SomE two.or three chapters back it was aid that Charles, after his interview with Mr. Pipkins, returned to his home at Brighton in anything but an amiable frame of mind. On arriving there he found everything in confusion, and the Mullochs,-father and mother, and his Sophonisba wife in throes of despair. The Illimitable Thaumaturgical Bank, founded for the purpose of issuing ever -so many million of inconvertible paper -money had failed, and Mr. Mullock, the largest shareholder in it, was penniless. Here would be a good opportunity for me, as a young lady seated by me proposes I should do, to mete out poetical justice, kill off the Sophonisba .-girl, introduce a distant relative to bestow a second fortune on Ada, bring about a reconciliation between her and Charles, have a happy marriage, with j-oybells ringing, maidens singing, and all that sort of thing, and relegate the Mnllochs to the deserved obscurity from which they had temporari...

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

CRICKET. A match was played last Saturday, be tween the Britannia and Studley, which, after a very close and exciting finish, resulted in a victory for the Britons by 4 runs, the scores being Britannia 44, Studley 40. The highest scorers for winners was Cuddy 17, and for the losers Lucas, 16. Atkins and Waterson bowled splendidly for the Britons, the former obtained 5 wickets for 11 runs, and the latter 4 wickets for 18 runs. A match was played last Saturday between the Rose of Hotham and Rochester Union, which resulted in a draw in favor of the Rose, the scores being 49 and 39 with 9 wickets down, the highest scores for the Rochester were-Clarke 11, Brookin 7. The successful bowlers for the Rochester were Lancaster, Clarke, Milne. The match between the married and single men of Campbellfield was played in A. Gibb's paddock, and resulted in favor of the single, the scores being 103 for the single. 33 for the married. It is stated that 11 of Briseoe and Co. Ironmongers, of Mel bourne...

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COUNCILS. CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16th. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 October 1878

COUNCILS. CITY OF COLLINGWOOD. WznxDsxnr, OcT. 16th. Present: The Mayor (Ci. Walker). Crs. Peters, Smith, Tamer, Wright, Hanslow, Keele, Bryant, and Upton. cosasPcaumDarcz From Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, asking for a subscription. From Victorian Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society, also asking a subscription. From Ladies' Benevolent Society, with same object. From the Offce of Lands and Survey, inquiring whether the issue of a Crown Grant of the Darling Gardens Beserve to the Board of Land and Works and the Collingwood Council jointly, would meet the views of the latter. From the Richmond Council, asking Collingwood to have specifications prepared for the expending of £200. jointly voted for the picking up and breaking the boulders in Victoria-street. From a number of ratepayers having lands between Smith and Emma streets, asking the Council to form and pave e right-of-way through their lands at an e,timated cost of £35, which the said rate payers promised to pay ba...

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CHAPTER XXIX. AN UNFOUGHT BATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 October 1878

C-APTE, XXIX. AN UNFOUGHT BATTLE. OiO his way home, the unfortunate civil servant thought, "_I shall have to do what- she bids. me,.else she never will he, mine. Wihat n .l..-a-,ý,r .rirl ahc is. Wuy, 2h1 is0 qut v. ..iitirusty. And yet she is in the right, for there can:be nothing desrer to a girl ,thn lear reputation;anApd cort*ilpy, b6W.I think of it, Charles has not dealt ten derly with Ada's good name, if he has spoken to others-about her as he has to me. But I, have never horsewhipped j,.oneande I'do not well know how to db'.it, id'asa I have no occasion for a horse, .Iamse go6 orsewhip-so I shall have tfiyn-oe. Again he is much'stroang-r emn I am, and perhaps he s $4 masi the, beating that he de-seri.stp get.: Never was a man in sunch ii'pi?ics ant before. I wish I knew hoe to extricate myself from the difficulty. My ill-luck always pursues' mei- '~ut I must have Edith for my wife, else I shall never be a' happy man. Pe~~haps, though if Charles should get the better of 'me, s...

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

GENERAL 'NOTICE. lHE Mercury is published every Baturday T Morning. Persons wishin 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 Advertisements, each' insertion, per inch ... `s. 6d. Want phlwevs, Servants, Houses and Land for Sale or to Let, Articles for Sale or Expirmuge, Miscel laneous. tMirsint Friends. &c., Os. 6d. Notices of Births, Deaths, and 3larri, * .. is.Od. To At,vvKrtSrEHc.-NoticC to writhdr4aw advertisc t must bie given writing. THE 3llrcury can be obtained from any of the following agents:-Subscription is, per quarter. G. CABNaE, ... 167 Smith street. Mrs. WoonD?aF:. 96 Brunewick ...

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

DURHAM HOUSE. J. CURRY, TAILOR & HABIT MAKER, 79 4- 81 SMITH ST., FITZROY. R. KERSHAW. Family 3rocer and Provision Merchant LANCASHIRE STORE, HODDLE 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. HIGGINBOTHAM, Sensational Haircutter, etc.,. Respectfully 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, and Military crop. Hair cut and shampoo'd T. HIGGINBOTHAM, 215 SAMITH STREET, FITZROY. All kinds of Fancy Pipes, etc. CHAS. MOORE, (Late of Collingwood) Carrver 5& G-lder, Picture Frame Maker, 114 Lonsdale st., opposite hospital, Melb'ne. Re-Gilding, Map Mounting, &c. CHAS. CANTLON, - HAIRDRESSER, AND TOBACCONIST, [Opposite Simpson's hotel.] Afine assortment of Meerschaum & Wooden pipes....

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, OCT. 19, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 October 1878

PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vineit. SATURDAY, OCT. 19, 1878. EFFORTS are about being made for the establishment of a Coffee Palace and Workingmen's Club in the Collingwood district. The object is to take up and supplement the labors of Mr. MATHEW BuaREarT, and to provide accommodation and an attraction to those who have thus been brought under better influ ences, as well as to draw away those who still make the hotel their common place of evening resort. It has been long felt that the publican, if he is to be success fully contended with, must be fought on hisown grounds. It is the object of the Committee of Management to make the matter purely a business one, but one having for its object the amelioration of the condition of those of the community who frequent the public houses. It is to be no matter of charity, or patronage. Everything of an eleemosynary charac ter is eliminated, and the customer is to feel that his connection with the insti tution will be exactly that o...

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FROM THE POLICE GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 19 October 1878

FROM THE POLICE GAZETTE. Stolen from the person of Peter Gray, 220 Wellington-street, Collingwood, on the 15th instant, a silver hunting lever watch, No. 4130, and English gold Albert chain (eyelet pattern) and five common watch keys attached. The dwelling of Michael Hynes, 12 Reeves-street, Carlton, was broken into between norn and 0 p.m., on the 2nd inst.. and a silver open-face lever watch with black cord guard with Colonial gold cross and brass key attached, and £5 in cash, were stolen therefrom. Stolen from the dwelling of James Wm. Ward, Rae-street, Norrh Fitzroy, on the 3rd instant, a lady's small gold ring set with a bunch of turquoise and pearls, three or four of them missing; a~lady's blue silk necktie, a:d a card of fancy buttons. Stolen from the dwelling of Mrs. Woods, 205 Atbert-street, East Melbourne, between 7 and 8.20 p.m., on the 6th instant, about a dozen negligees; 3 guilt enamelled lockets; 6 silver-plated lockets; a silk umbrella with ivory handle and ring, bent...

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A HARD TEST. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

A HARD TEST. Ten or a dozen 'men were enjoying the hot weather which baked the shingles, in a ferry-dock saloon, yester day, when a stranger walked in and in quired of the bar-tender: " Have you any mint ?" " Yes, sir," was the reply. "And you have sugar, lemons, gin, brandy, and so forth ?" "I have." The stranger turned :r:ound to the crowd, noted the sudden increase of in terest in each face, and kindly said, " Gentlemen, rm going.to treat every liar in this room. Let the liars-the monstrous liars-come forward." Not a foot moved. "Gentlemen," continued the stranger in a plaintive voice, "dont be back ward. Juleps, wait for all. Every one of you who is known as a liar will please stand up." Not a man stood. The stranger's face betrayed open disappointment as he ordered a rousing "mint" for him self, and not a word was spoken in the place while he sipped the cooling liquid through a straw. When he had finished, he wiped his mouth and said : "Well every truth-teller in the crowd now ...

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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

One of the early colonists (says an ea. change) was a gigantic Highlander. A former schoolfellow who had just arrived from the old country paid him a vriit. There happened just then to be an influ a guests at the house. There was an abun dance of whisky and an animated convera. tion on the topic of shearing. Mu which the host especially prided himself as a perfect artist. The subject was one which always excited him. The crowd of isitors necessi tated some close packing, and the former school-mate, who was a small, meek man, was awarded a share of the host's bed. In the night they were wild cries for help an on the other guests rushing into the host's room they found him with his small bed. fellow firmly pinned between his knees in the moat approved fashion of the shed, whilst the champion, sound asleep, stood over him. going through a process of shear ing. Upon being awakened, he said he had been dreaming that he was shearing for a wager, adding pologetically to his old friend. " E...

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NOTES AND COMMENTS. 24/10/78. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

NOTES AND COMMENTS. Br CosMOPOLITE. 24 10 1 78. Leekeating is not usually regarded by those who are compelled to do so, as a gastronymic feat about which they may indulge in a little subsequent boasting, and although at times the aforesaid vegetable is very useful, yet a forced application of it is not relished except by those who are bystanders, while the unfortunate wight is being compelled to devour by mouthfuls the nauseous root. On the 6th September the Argus published a statement to the effect that " at no time have the arrears of rates amongst the poorer classes in Collingwood been so con siderable as now, and this circumstance is productive of some embarrassment to the municipal authorities in regulating their expenditure upon local improve ments during the present year.". Re peated denials of the truth of this statement were made both by the coun cillors of the city whose fair fame was thus impugned, and by the press, but the Argus in its lofty contemplation at having struc...

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COFFEE PALACE COMPANY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

COFFEE PALACE COMPANY. A public meeting was held on Monday might in the Mission Hall, Collingwooi, con vened by the promoters of the Coffee Palace Company and Working Man's Club. The prospectus, which was circulated amongst who thcsea ttended the meeting, set forth it was that proposed that the club should be registered under the Building Societies Act; capital, £5000 in 5000 shares of .1 each; 2s. Cd. per share to be paid on application, and 2s. 6d. on allotment; no call to exceed Is. per month. There were about 200 persons present, and Mr. J. Mirdms occupied the chair. Be said that the idea to establish - a coffee palace in Collingwood was the out come of the efforts which had been made in Collingwood by Mr. Matthew Barnett in the cause of temperance, and the pro moters had been actuated by a desire to prevent those who had recently taken the pledge from relapsing into their old habits. He was glad to findthat the press supported the movement, and he was still more pleased to find...

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ST. SAVIOUR'S BAZAAR. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

ST. SAVIOUR'S BAZAAR. A Bazaar in aid of the enlargement fund of St. Saviour's Mission Church was opened in the Foresters' Hall, on Thursday last. The building was tastefully decorated with flags and evergreens. The proceedings were opened by the singing of the National" Anthem, Mrs. Pringle taking the solos; after which the Rev. C. M. Yelland made a speech, in which he expressed his deep re gret that Professor Hearn had not fulfilled his promise, the duty of opening the bazaar therefore,had devolved upon himself. They all knew (the Rev, gentleman con tinued) the object of that bazaar. People had to go away from the church because there was no accommodation; he therefore trusted that those present would purchase largely, remembering that every shilling was given to the Lord. At the conclusion of the Rev. gentleman's speech Mr. Dowdle -hon. secretary--called for three cheers for St. Saviour's, which was responded to, and then business commenced. The.centre of attraction is Mrs. Wilso...

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COLLINGWOOD—FRIDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

COLLINGWOOD-FaIDAY. Before, Messrs. Walker, Levens, Ricardo, and Berry. Wm. Wilkinson v. Frederick McGuiness - An action for .10 damages for assault. The complainant stated that on Saturday evening last, he went into defend ants hotel in company with another young man named Waters, and after having some drink, an altercation took place between Waters and McGuiness in regard to some money, and daring the quarrel, the defend ant struck him on the nose withount the slightest provocation which he stated would disfigure him for life, Mr. Lyons who appeared for the defendant, cross-examined the complainant, who could not prove any damage beyond the loss of one day's work. A witness named Waters was called who deposed to having seen McGuiness strike the complainant. Mr. McGuiness on being put into the box, stated that the two men came into his hotel on Saturday night, when he spoke to Waters about a grog score that he owed him. the men then became abusive, and challenged him out to fiLht. ...

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ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. ABSTacr of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week ending 12th October, 1878. District. c Brighton ... 1 2 Brunswick ... ... 9 Carlton ... .. 22 7 Fitzroy ... ... 11 2 Collingwood ... ... 15 8 Flemington ... ... 2 1 Footscray ... ... 2 2 Hawthorn ... ... 2 ... Hotham ... ... 8 6 Kew ... . ... 2 3 Melbourne (South) ... 5 13 Melbourne (West) ... 7 3 Prahran ... ... 9 8 Richmond ... ... 12 4 Sandridge ... ... 4 3 Emerald Hill ... ... 14 5 South Yarra ... .... 6 3 St. Kilda ... . ... 3 Williamstown .. ... 6 3 140 73 Of the total deaths, 18 or abut 251 per cent.; were of children not exceeding the age of three years 9 being under one year. AN ALTERNATIVE. (Time, 9 p.m.)- Charles, love, Lady Ledbary is at home to night, and Mrs Gelasma has a concert and there's the Duchess of Ipswich's dance. Now, are we going to 'these places, or not? For if we are it is time for me to go and dress; and if we are not, it is ti...

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FITZROY—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

FITZROY-TauasDAY. Before Messrs. Showers, Marsden,Raven, and T. Kidney. Bernard Hatton-deserting his children. Remanded for seven days. Winm. Williams-wandering cow. Fined is with 7s 6d costs. John Thorpe v Alfred Hendy-summons for £9 10s for work and labor done in build ing, and superintending the building of a cottage. Hendy admitted owing £3 12s. Verdict for the amount with 36s costs. Cotton v Gardiner and Cock--summons for -7 16s 4d, goods sold and delivered. A verdict for the amount with 5s costs. P. J. Martin v Francis Hawkins-sum= mary ejectment. The lease of the premises provided that if the defendant was a week in arrears the plaintiff-the lessor-could enter the premises and determine the tenancy. Hawkins being £70 in arrears, Martin wanted possession. Warrant to issue, to be executed within seven days. Mary Smith-stealing a fowL Mrs. McInerney, of the Sydney hotel. Smith street, claimed the fowL Con. Gahan saw the woman in St. David-street with a fowl under her arm, having...

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FROM THE POLICE GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

FROM THE POLICE GAZETTE. Stolen from the dwelling of C. E. Lee, 26 Brunswick-street, Fitzroy, last week, a lady's gold ring set with two diamonds and three rubies in a row; has been cat and made smaller. Stolen from Andrew Wright's, Bath downe and Faraday streets, Carlton, on the night of the 14th instant, a medium-size riding saddle, seams ripped in centre, near kneepad, torn on top. Stolen from James William Cowling, Fitzroy and Argyle streets, Fitzroy, a spring cart saddle; one old collar, repaired; one pair of reins, brown tops, all brass mounted, double buckles; and two bags of chaf. A man named Lacey and Mary Ann Kirby are charged, on warrants from the Mel bourne Bench, with deserting their ille gitimate child at Bouverie-street, Carlton, on the 18th instant. Description:-lst. English, a fish hawker, about 25 years of age, 5 feet high, a low set man, fair com plexion, dark hair, small dark whiskers, no moustache; dressed in light tweed. 2nd, a native of Victoria, about 38 year...

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A BACHELOR'S APOLOGY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

A BACHELOR'S APOLOGY. Her eyes were bright; her figure slight, And light as any fairy ; Her nose was heavenward inclined: Her manners sweet and airy. Her month was like a rosebud; Her voice like any linnet; Her head was little and I fear. Had very little in it. But then so artless was her art, M3y heart could not resist her; And added to her other charms, She had a pretty sister. They bloomed like any double rose. They blushed a double pink; One graced the name of Laura; The other, Kate, I think. When left alone with Laura, Love urged his soft dictate; And in sweet Laura's absence, I doted more-on Kate. And thus to choose between them 'Twere treason to decide, Becanse I had been happiest With either for my bride. To filch one flower, and leave her Companion all alone, To pine in single sadness Would need a heart of stone. And that's the reason, ladies, rm still your partisan. For being single-hearted. I rest a single man. -Geelonag Times.

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POLICE. FITZROY—MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

POLICE. FITZEOY-MIosAY. Before Messrs. Tucker, Marsden, Raven, Ricardo, Bell, Woodhead, and Bennetts. Harriet Simmons-using obscene lan guage in a public place. Con. Cailender said that on Sunday morning early, he heard the prisoner using bad language to a man in her company. Harriet admitted her guilt and was fined 10s or 48 hours' im prisonment. James Brown-stealing three pounds of butter. Brown pleaded guilty, and stated that he was drunk at the time. Constable Connolly said that he arrested the man on Saturday night, and he then stated that a man had put the butter into his basket, and denied stealing it. A witness was called who said he saw the man take the butter and put it into his basket. Sent to gaol for 7 days; the bntterordered to be sent to the Children's Hospital George Gray and Mary Neil were each fined Ss or 21 hours' imprisonment for being drunk and disorderly. Mary Ann Maher was fined 5s, 2S 6d costs (for cab hire), or 24 hours' imprisonment for being drunk and diso...

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COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25th 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

COUNCILS. CITY OF FITZROY. FParn±, OcrosIE 25th 1878. Present: The Mayor (Cr. Tacker). Crs. Showers, Lyons, Cunningham. Woodhead, McMahon,'Ewmg and Holden. coarsPONDasca. From the Victorian Society for the Pre vention of Cruelty to Animals, soliciting a subscription. Referred to the Benevolent Committee, From the City of Ballarat, drawing atten tion to the fact that a legal opinion had been given to the effect that Councils could not obstruct the streets by tree planting, and the communication asked Fitzroy to support a deputation to the Chief Secretary to ask that a short bill might be passed through the legislature, to legalize street planting and to protect the plantations already in existence. Received. The Hon. Secretary of the Fitzroy School of Design (Mr. Bennetts) reported that the public contributions to the school amounted to nil. That for the past quarter no less than £20 16s. had been received for fees; that £17 12s. 6d. were to be received from the Technological Commiss...

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