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EXTRAORDINARY CONDUCT OF A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

EXTRAORDINARY CONDUCT OF A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT. On Thursday last, says the Sydney Evening News, a highly respectable and inoffensive gentleman in the Lands office, had occasion to visit the Ex change hotel, opposite the department, to see some gentleman on matters of public business. While searching for the person in the hall of the hotel, M'Elhone, who was standing by, turned to a friend, and pointing out Mr. Richardson, said: "There's another of these highly-paid Government officials who waste their time in publichouses," or words to that effect. Mr. Richardson, who had not obtained and had not come for any liquor, resented the insult by denying in mild terms the truth of the assertion, whereupon M'Elhone, like a wild beast, put his clenched fist twice in his face, and said, " You - dog; I'll smash your face." Mr. Richardson dared him to do it. M'Elhone replied, " Only you'd bring an action against me for £200 damages, I'd do so." After a few more words, Mr. Richardson walked awa...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 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. 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 GRIFFITR & SPAVEN, and not tO the ErDITOR; ADVEYTISEMENTS in all cases, to be prepaid. Letters and other communications intended for insertion in the news columns should be addressed to the I?ditor.

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
RANDOM SKETCHES. SIXTY MILES BY COACH. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

RANDOM SKETCHES. - ---- SIXTY MILES BY COACH. THE cry of railway extension echoes from all parts of our land. Meetings, deputations, and newspaper articles in numerable are the means used to impress upon the Ministry the impor tance of the work. Every little town, whose means of communication is the stage-coach, has its railway league---a body never over-modest in setting forth the claims of their town. The old stage-coach has had its day in Victoria, and is now completely dying out of existence. At least the travelling is very different to what it used to be many years ago. Now, all the country roads are kept in tolerable repair, and travelling by coach is far easier to what it used to be. In the early days of the colony, a long ride by coach was always attended with a large amount of diffi culty and danger. The complications of one eventful trip are still green in our memory, although many years have elapsed since then. Starting out on a journey, we went as far as possible by rail...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

CRICKET. The match between the Britannia and -Sackville resulted in an easy victory for the Britons by 41 runs, the scores being 99 and 58 respectively. The following were the highest scorers for the winners, Rees 17. Clifton 15, Fritz 12, and Cherry 10; and for the losers Vincent 16 and Tobin 11 (not out). Atkins and Waterson divided the b-owling honors for the Britons, the former obtaining 4 wickets for 13 runs and the latter 6 wickets for 36 runs. Vincent howled well for the Sackville. A match between the Campbellfield 15 and Briscoe 11, was played in A. Gibbs' paddock, Campbellfield. and resulted in a victory for the fifteen. The scores -being-Campbellfield 85. Briscoe and Co. 65. The playing of Russell and Philips was excellent, more especially Russell who carried his bat off the field. The bowling ofA. Gibbs' jun., and Peter Mitchell was -very effective. A grand spread was provided at the Wageoners' Arms for the visitors. who came in a four horse drag. The usual toasts were dr...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

Funerals furnished by W. G. RAVEN, 'Ct nd e r t ak er At PRICES LOWER than. any house in Victoria. Note the addresse 203 d$ 205 SMITHST., FITZROF. Notice to the ,Public. Wm. READ, (Late of Alston and Brown's) Begs to announce that he has purchased the Drapery Business. Lately carried onby 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. jW.R. desires to intimate. to the ladies of district that he has added the MILLINERY. and! FANCY GOODS Department To the Establishment. J. WILLIAMS, [Late of Castlemaine,] FASIONABLE BOOT & : SHOE' MAKER, JOHNSTON-ST.; COLLINGWOOD, [OppositeWoolcock's butcher] REPAIRS NEATLY DONE. J. DELVES; Plumber and: Gasfitter, ZINC & LEAD WORKER, 195 ' Smith-st., Collingwood. Cheapest house in Collingwood and sur rounding district for gasefittings: All goods sold 20 per cent under Melbourne ,prices. Gas and .Water laid on.. Estimates ...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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TO MEET AGAIN. (FAMILY HERALD.) CHAPTER I. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

TO MEET AGAIN. CHAPTESR A gray autumn morning, with a chill crispness in the air, for the first pinch of frost had come--the first nip of winter's sold, icy fingers-while the rosy apples hung yet in the orchard, growing rosier and riper before they were pulled and put by in the apple room. The long summer was over the last glimpse of her smiling face had disappeared ; the wealth of golden grain had been garnered in, and all was snug and ready for the winter, which was not far off, for already the crisp brown leaves rustled down in the clear, still air silently and sadly back to mother earth, their mission finished, their life over. The family at Liscartha had just finished breakfast ; Major Desmond, booted and spurred, his horse im patiently pawing the gravel outside, was hurriedly glancing over his letters, tossing them aside one after another, and Mrs. Desmond, his pale, delicate wife, pretty still, though years of ill health had drawn deep lines around her patient mouth, and silv...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
REVIEW OF THE INDO-AFFGHAN QUESTION. "Scribendi, recti, sapere est et principium et fons."—HORACE. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

REVIEW OF THE INDO AFPGHAN QUESTION. By Gxosnxos. " Scribend rctc, sapere eat stprincipitum at fons."-Hoascs. INTRODUCTORY to the consideration of the main question. it may not be out of place to offer a few remarks on the subject of colonization, and the relative positions of the ancient and the modern acceptation of the expression. The term "colony," from which colo nization takes its origin, has a Latin derivation, viz.:-Colonia, a settlement or colony, from cole to cultivate. Ac cording to Dr. Johnson a "colony" signifies a "body of people drawn from the mother country to inhabit some distant place;" or, "the country so planted." This definition would prob ably answer the requirements of ancient Roman enactments, but as laws of that period are not sufficiently advanced for modern government, we may be justified in allowing a corresponding variation in the significations of many expressions too great for the exigencies of the present age. A much wider scope, therefore, must be as...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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CYPRIOT WOMEN. (PALL MALL GAZETTE.) [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

CYPRIOT WOMEN. (PALL MALL AGAZTTE.) THE Turks when describing a Greek girl say that she is kneaded up with tricks. They ought to know, for in the palmy days of the harems, those institutions contained many a young lady from the AEgean Isles, bought by agreement with their kinsfolk; and doubtless, so late as two years ago the Turkish girl merchant paid his yearly visits to Cyprus. His ostensible pur pose was to recruit dancing girls, for the word slavery was not to be so much as mentioned among the Greeks; but it was, pretty well understood that when a young Cypriot woman accepted an offer to go and dance at Constanti nople or Bagdad, her relatives saw no more of her unless she turned up in after years as a large widow with a great deal of superfluous jewellery about her. Vassilopoulos, the inn keeper, used to say (but this was some years ago) that the pashas, and even his Majesty the Sultan, had a particular liking for the Cypriot maidens, owing to their merry eyes and their incom p...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

COLLINGWOOD-TuESeDA. Before Messrs. Walker, Marsden, Levens, and Barnett. William Bush-assault. Henry Fred. Parker, said that on Saturday last, a neighbor complained of a man being in her shop in Simpson's-road; he went to the shop and saw the defendant there. He asked the man what he wanted. Bush replied that he wanted to go to Little Collins-street, he-Parker-showed him the way to the street. He then turned back home, but on subsequently going to the neighbor's shop he found the man there again. He turned round to push him out, when the man lifted a heavy stick and struck him a blow. Hence the action. Fined 40s or one month. Alice Sumner-no lawful visible means of support. The mother of the girl appeared and offered to take her daughter home. Sent to gaol for a month to reflect upon her conduct. On going from the court the girl said "I will never go home again." Susan Williams-stupidly drunk.. Susan did not know where she was going or what she was doing. She pleaded hard to be let...

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Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

GENERAL - NOTICE. TilHE Mercury is published every Saturday T Morning. Persons wishng 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 firatSatur 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 mch ... 2s. 6d. Want places. Servants, Houses and Land for Sale or to Let, Articles for Sale or Exchange, Miscel laneous, Missing Friends, &c., Os. 6d. Notices .of Births, Deaths, and Marriages ..is... .. . Od. To ADVERTISEPS.-N?OtiCe to withdreat advertisements must be given in writing. MlHE Mercury can be obtained from any of I the following agents :-Subscription is, per quarter. G. CanBZLL ... 167 Smith street. Mrs. WOODRrFF....

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

DURHAM HOUSE. J. CURRY, TAILOR & HABIT MAKER, -- 19 .. . 81 rSMITH_ ST., FITZROY. R. KERSHAW. Family grocer and Provision Merchant LANCASHIRE STORE, MODDLE 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. HIGGINBOTHAhI, -ensational Iaircutter, 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, Dandreary, and Military crop. Hair cut and shampoo'd T. HIGGINBOTHAM, 215 UrI2'HT STREET, FITZROY. All kinds of Fancy Pipes, etc. CHAS. MOORE, (Late of Collingwood) Carver A& G-ilder, Picture Frame Maker, 114 Lonsdale st., opposite hospital, Ielb'ne. Re-Gilding, Map Mounting, &c. CHAS. CANTLON, HAIRDRESSER, AND TOBACCONIST, SIMPSON'S ROAD, ' O iPsite Simpsoin's hotel.) Afine assortment of Meerschaum...

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The Mercury. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, OCT. 26, 1878. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 26 October 1878

PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Labor Omnia Vincit. SATURDAY, OCT. 26, 1878. WHAT NEXT ? Mr. LANGRIDGE, M.P., in connection with others, has made an application to the'Collingwood Council for the appropriation, by that body, of the Reserve in Dight's paddock to some cricket club which either has or will be called into existence. The pub lie of Collingwood were led to believe that the' land in question would be strictly utilized for municipal and re creative purposes, to which the citizens would have the freest ingress, without let or hindrance. The reserve, com prising some ten acres, has come into the possession of the City on the ex press uniderstanding that a sum of £2500 .would -be "expended by -the Council on the streets intersecting and adjoining the paddock,'which is sub divided and under offer for sale. Yet, forsooth, here is a deliberate attempt to influence the Councillors to consent to its alienation, for we cannot other wise regard the mission of the deputa tion to the Council...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
TO MEET AGAIN. (FAMILY HERALD.) CHAPTER I.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 November 1878

TO MEET AGAIN. (Arm.T HERALD.) CsarraE L-Continued. " Charlie, will you come out and ride with me ?" Nina peeped into the room, ,ready equipped in her habit and hat,. her P cheeks a little fnlushed, her eyes very bright. " What's up ?" was Charlie's remark, looking at his sister's face. "Nothing ; only I want to go the same way we did the other day. I shall win this time." "Will you ? we shall see ! Are the horses ordered ? " "Yes, and Burns is bringing them round." Charlie having lifted his sister on to her horse, they set off, talking and laughing, and it was with some excite ment that, after having parted from him, Nina rode off at a canter across the fields, bent on taking the double ditch that Piers had prevented her attempt ing. The "gray" was fresh, bounding along on the soft, springy grass, and his light-hearted young mistress gave him his head and went off at a gallop, a defiant smile lighting up her face; but the smile changed suddenly, and she closed her lips firmly. Pier...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
COLLINGWOOD—TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 November 1878

COLLINGWOOD-TUESDAY. Before Messrs. Walker, Kidney, Levens, and Barnett. John Clarke-drunk and disorderly, also making use of insulting words. Mr. Keele stated that he discovered the man in his shop hammering violently on the counter, defying everybody to put him out, exclaim ing "I'm a Scotchman." On the first charge fined 5s or 24 hours, and on the second 10s or 48 hours. Christopher O'Reilly-drunk and disor derly. Christopher expressed sorrow for his offence, and was discharged. John Crea, Robert Crea, Patrick Lawler alias Corrigan, and Frank McCarthy, four small boys, one of whom could scarcely see over the top of the dock, were charged with stealing pigeons. Mr. Potter, upholsterer, said that on the 22nd instant he left his pigeons safein their house, but on the next morning on going to the house at about eight o'clock, he missed 39 birds, which he valued at £10. He subsequently saw some of the pigeons at a house in Lygon-street, Carlton, others he saw at another house, in poss...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
JIKASHIRE—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 November 1878

JIKASH RE-THEUSDAY. Before Mr. Shuter, P.M., and Messrs. Dennis, Wood, Beaver, Paterson, and Short. John Brown-drunk and disorderly. He admitted the offence and was fined Se or the usual alternative. S. McCarthy-cruelty to a horse. Sen Con. Marks stated that defendant had the horse drawing a heavy load of stones. There were two bad wounds on its shoulder. Fined £1 with 2s 6d costs. A youth named Cramer was fined 10s and 5s costs for furious riding. R. Butler and J. Matthews-negligent driving. Fined 2s 6d and 2s 6d costs. Police v Nicol-driving on wrong side. Mr. Cormick, for defence, took exception to the summons, no offence being disclosed and said it was no offence to be on the wrong side of the road if there was room for another vehicle to pass on that side. After a long deliberation the bench overruled the objection and fined the defendant 5s with 2s 6d costs. Samuel McDonald and Robt Stock, aged respectively eight and ten years, were charged with robbing a garden. Job Senior sa...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SUNDAY SCHOOL CRICKET CLUBS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 November 1878

SUNDAY SCHOOL CRICKET CLUBS. TO THE EDITOE OF THE MEECUTY. Sir,-Knowing that your columns are always open to suggest reform, I beg to draw your attention to an entertainment which was given in one of our local Sunday Schools on Tuesday evening last. It appears that the office-bearers of a club in connec tion with the school arranged to give a social tea meeting, to be followed by a literary and musical entertainment. As a matter of course a chairman was necessary, and a gentleman present consented to act as such. As usual on such occasions, the chairman addressed the meeting on cricket and other athletic sports (boring included), and judging from his remarks, it struck me that he must at some time have been con nected with the P.R., and I certainly think that Jim Mace would do well to engage him as a lecturer on the advantages to be de rived from aknowledge of the Noble Art. (?) When the programme was about half through I was still more astonished at him announcing a single-stick co...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
ABSTRACT OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 November 1878

ABSTRACT OP BIRTHSM AND DEATHS. ABSTaAcT of Births and Deaths registered in the Metropolitan and Suburban Districts during the week ending 19th October, 1878. . District. Brighton ... ... 1 . Brunswick ... ... 5 1 Carlton ... ... 19 7 Fitzroy ... 9 4 Collingwood ... ... 20 6 Flemington ... ... 3 Footscray ... ... 3 1 Hawthorn ... ... 4 3 Hotham ... ... 8 6 Kew ... ... ... 3 1 Melbourne (South) ... 3 17 Melbourne (West) ... 6 2 Prabran ... ... 7 4 Richmond ... ... 10 4 Sandridge ... ... 6 5 Emerald Hill ... ... 21 5 South Yarra ... ... 4 3 St. Kilda ... ... 8 1 Williamstown ... ... 5 2 145 72 Of the total deaths, 20 or about 28 per cent.; were of children not exceeding the age of three years 12 being under one year.

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
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INQUESTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 November 1878

INQUESTS. An inquest was held on Monday afternoon last on the body of a child six months old, named John Alexander Lugg. The child had been ailing for a few days, and on the 27th inst was found dead in its cradle. The jury on hearing the evidence returned a verdict of accidental suffocation. Two inquests were held on Thursday at the Yarra Bend before C. Candler, Esq., Coroner, one on the body of Anne O'Langhlin, about 12 years old, who was sent from Ballarat in 1873, and had re mained in the Institution ever since. She was subject to fits-did not speak, and could not walk. Postmortem disclosed very extensive tubercular disease, and the verdict returned was-That deceased died on 30th Octoberfrom tn..srcalarconsumption. The other was an adult named Thomas Keane, who, while under sentence as a vagrant in 1868, was removed to the Asylum. He was noisy, and at times violent, but walked about until Monday last, when not feeling very well, he returned to his quarters. During the night he co...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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CRICKET MONOPOLY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 November 1878

CRICKET MONOPOLY. ~-4--- TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERCURY. Siru-I thank you for calling attention to the proposition to appropriate Victoria Park to the Cricketers. That cricket is a moble game no one will deny. but it seems to me, to be often assuming kingship over other games and sports of much greater age; and an unhealthy exeitement, a ' Cricket on the Brain," is being produced, leading many to neglect business, employ ment, &c. Not content with Darling Gardens, and every spot of private land, they now selfishly seek to monopolize Vic toria Park. It seems to me a portion of our young men are cricket mad, and would make everything else of secondary im portance or pleasure. They not only monopolize reserves and land, but even the columns of our newspapers are choked with "Cricket Fixtures," &c. In South Australia this very same selfish monopoly is exhibited, and the same requests for the parks to be given over to them, but the Press, ever looking to the interest of the...

Publication Title: Mercury And Weekly Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Illegally Confined in a Madhouse for Six Years. [Newspaper Article] — Mercury and Weekly Courier — 2 November 1878

Illegally Confined in a Mad house for Six Years. " On Monday last an inquest was held at the Yarra Bend Asylum by C. Candler, Esq., on the body of Chas. H. Cardwell who was admitted from Eaglehawk in 1872. The medical evidence proved that deceased was paralyzed and had disease of the brain, but the immediate cause- of death was "phthisis." The attendant stated that deceased could make his wants known could feed himself and understand what was said to him. He' was unable to walk about, but sat in a chair until he took to his bed suffering from cough, &c. One of jury drew attention to the warrant being bad, not showing that the gentlemen who signed the order for admission were either Justices for the colony or that they had jurisdiction in the place where the deceased had been found. The Coroner ruled that the warrant was bad and that the deceased was not in legal custody at the time of his death. The jury found a verdict that de ceased died on Saturday, the 26th October, at t...

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