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Western Post (Newspaper)

Saturday December 1 1860

At Redbank, on Saturday, November 24th, Mrs Charles SMITH, of a son.

On the 21st November, at the Castlereagh River, Mr. John BLACKMAN, of Hartley, in the 64th year of his age, after a short illness, leaving a beloved wife to mourn her loss, and much respected by all who knew him.

Tuesday, November 27
Before his Worship the Mayor, E MARLAY, and M H LYONS, Esqrs., J.P.s.

George REITER was summoned at the instance of Mr. JUPP for assault. Mr. BRODRIBB for complainant. Mr. CLARKE (for Mr. TEMPLETON) for defendant.
J JUPP having been sworn, said: I know the defendant. On Saturday week I met him in Mudgee, when he invited me to take a glass of wine at Foreman's. We afterwards proceeded together towards Menah Flat, made a call at Frost's for another glass, and started again on our way. Upon reaching JULIAN's, defendant jumped off his horse, seized my bridle, and exclaimed, "I have got you now, you old____; I will knock you _____head off". He then struck me, ran away, got behind a large tree, and threw a stone or stick, which caused the triangular cut now to be seen on my face, and which, I believe, has broken my cheek bone. On reaching home I fainted from loss of blood, having lost some gallons (Laughter). Martha was immediately dispatched for a doctor.
Cross-examined by Mr. CLARKE: Had I been able to defend myself I most certainly should not have troubled the Court with the case; the fellow was too treacherous to give me a chance. Had taken a glass of wine, a little tea and some soup - will swear I was not drunk. On passing Frost's had recommended defendant to purchase a bottle of rum - did not drink any of it, neither did I offer to fight.
Mr. CLARKE denied the charge; as it happened about dark no one was present, so that defendant was unable to produce any witness. There was no doubt complainant had been drinking, and had fallen off his horse.
The Bench inflicted a fine of 1s.

J HOLBURD appeared to answer the charge of W BALL for assault.
Mr. CLARKE (for TEMPLETON) for defendant, pleaded guilty, and said it arose out of a dispute respecting an old debt.
BALL denied that there was any dispute between them. He had called at Mrs. M'KENNA's for orders, and was invited by Jesse, the butcher, to have a glass; as he was drinking it HOLBURD suddenly came up and struck him in the face; instead of returning the blow he preferred settling the matter in Court, so he at once jumped on his horse and went away.
Fined 20s and costs.

William WILSON was summoned for using threatening language to Mrs. LEE.
Mr JAMES appeared for complainant.
Mrs. LEE said defendant came to her house on Wednesday last, and wanted to toss; upon being told it would not be allowed, he said he did not care, he had come to have a row. She then ordered him to leave the house. He called her a thundering old ____ , and would knock her ____ brains out." He then followed her round the bar, when she took refuge in her bedroom. Mrs. JOHNSON, who was defending her, was knocked down. WILSON was sober when he entered the house; she only gave him two glasses of ale.
Mrs. LEE did not press for heavy punishment, but as she considered her life in danger, she required that defendant should be bound over to keep the peace.
Ordered to give £10 for himself, and to find two securites of £5 each, or to be imprisoned for three months.
Saturday, December 8, 1860
On the 28th November, at Barbigal, Dubbo, Mrs. M'KINNON, of a son.

Saturday, December 1
Present: E MARLAY and M H LYONS, Esqrs., J.Ps.

William READFORD was charged with having in his possession a horse (which he had purchased of James HAYES) supposed to have been stolen from the neighbourhood of Coolabarabran.
W. FIELD, innkeeper and squatter, deposed that he purchased a horse branded BO over WF on near shoulder, R on off shoulder. After having it in his possession a few months it was stolen off his run. He immediately advertised it, but heard nothing respecting it till a few weeks since, when, through information he received, he wrote to Mr. HARDY, the chief constable, to make inquiries about the horse, who discovered it at READFORD's. He sent his son to Mudgee to identify it and who ten laid this information. He (Mr. FIELD) had not the least doubt that the horse in the police yard was his property. It had not been in his possession for upwards of twelve months.
The Bench said such being the case, it was no longer in the jurisdiction of the Court, as the Act required that the information be laid within twelve months.
Mr. FIELD said it was not the value of the horse that he sought - his object was to discover who stole it. He should therefore take it into another court.
Mr. JAMES appeared for defendant.

Monday, December 3
Present: His Worship the Mayor, and M H LYONS, Esq., J.P.

J T DALE was charged by the chief constable with bathing near Holyoak Bridge.
Mr. JAMES appeared for defendant.
Chief constable HARDY deposed that he was crossing the bridge about 5 o'clock on Sunday evening when he saw a man floating in the river in sight of Mr. BAYLY's cottage and the Government reserve.
The defendant, being a stranger, was fined 5s.

Friday December 7
Before the Police Magistrate, E MARLAY and M H LYONS, Esqrs., J.P.s.
George WARD, in custody for setting fire to his house, was detained, Dr. KING having certified that he was not in a fit state to be at large, and that he might do himself or some other person injury unless he be put under restraint.

Susan FLYNN pleaded guilty to a charge of being drunk. Fined 10s or 24 hours.
She was likewise fined 20s and costs for using insulting language to one Johanna M'LAUGHTON.

On Monday last an accident happened to the down mail which might have been attended with serious consequences.
From information we have gathered it appears that Mr. READFORD left Mudgee at the usual time, having in the vehicle, which was drawn by three spirited horse, two of his children, a passenger, and a man servant. On reaching the hill near Broomby one of the wheelers took fright and started away at full speed, dragging the other horses until at last the other wheeler bolted also, when the three proceeded down the hill at a most terrific rate.
Mr. READFORD, who is a powerful man, and also a very excellent whip, finding the horses beyond his control, called out to the man to dropt he children out behind. The vehicle was jumping up and down at such a furious rate as to prevent the man for some time opening the door; he at length succeeded, and managed to land the boy safely, when a tremendous jerk threw him out and severely injured him in the loins. Mr. READFORD's second daughter was at the same time thrown out and was found a short distance from the road in a state of insensibility, with her head and face covered, and her mouth filled with sand. The man having recovered from his first shock, lifted the child up, but feared that life was extinct. A horseman coming up at the time, went for some water, which caused signs of animation, when he took her upon his saddle to Cox's inn.
Mr. READFORD's excellent management kept the horses in the middle of the road until he approached the inn, where fortunately WIRGHT, the up-country mail driver, was waiting, who, seeing what was the matter, rushed into the road, and in a most praiseworthy manner seized the leader's head, and brought him to a dead stop. Mr. READFORD fell down from entire exhaustion. The first consideration was to send for medical aid, and in less than an hour Dr. KING was on the spot. Leeches and restoratives were applied to the child with little apparent success.
Several friends arrived from Mudgee with gigs for the purpose of conveying the party to town.
On their way home a second accident happened. Mrs. BLACKMAN, of Cooyal, and Mr. READFORD's son, who had been thrown out of the mail, were taken up in a gig driven by Mr. CHRISTIAN. They were proceeding at a steady pace in rear of the party, when all at once the mare began plunging and kicking at the dashboard. Mrs. BLACKMAN threw the boy out, and managed to drop down behind, happily without receiving any injury. Mr. CHRISTIAN stopped the mare, and was joined by a young man, when she again made a plunge, kicked the gig to pieces, and threw herself down. Mr. CHRISTIAN received a severe kick on the arm, which was supposed at first to have broken it. Such is not the case; it is, however, much injured.
Mr. READFORD, on reaching home, soon recovered; his daughter, we regret to say, is at present lying in a precarious state.

Saturday, December 15, 1860

Tuesday, December 11
Before the Police Magistrate, E MARLAY, and M H LYONS, Esqrs., J.P.s.

G WARD who had been in custody several days on charges of setting fire to his dwelling-house while in a state of delirium tremens, having sufficiently recovered, was brought up for examination.
T CHAPPELL, the landlord of the house, deposed that on Wednesday prisoner's wife came to him and said "If he did not come directly the whole place would be destroyed". On reaching the cottage he found the door burned to charcoal. He gave the man in charge, not on account of the fire, but rather for protection of the public, the man being completely mad with drink. Had no doubt that the cottage would have been burned down had the neighbours not afforded timely assistance.
Dr. KING having requested to examine the prisoner, said he considered him sufficiently recovered to be set at large.
In answer to the Bench, the prisoner said he was very sorry; he was not given to drink.
Ordered to enter into his own recognizances to appear again in a week.

Johnny COX appeared to a summons under the Masters and Servants Act for wages due to his gardener.
Mr. JAMES appeared for the complainant.
E DRAKE said he was engaged on the 13th November last year as gardener at the rate of £20 per annum. He had worked up to the present time, but could come to no settlement. He had received in clothes and money £8 2s 6d.
The balance (£11 17s 6d) was ordered to be paid in 14 days.

S FOWLER appeared to answer a complaint of one H DAVIES for 10s 5d due for five days' work.
H DAVIES said he was on trail at 12s a week, but finding he did not give satisfaction, said he would go, when defendant offered him 5s and told him to go at once.
S FOWLER said he agreed to give the man £30 per year; finding he did not do his work properly, he spoke to him, and showed him how he wished it done, of which he took no notice. He then requested him to come and breakfast; when in the kitchen he asked him to make the fire, to cut some wood, to pull some pease, to fetch some water, to fry some beef, to all of which he said "he wouldn't"; he however took his breakfast and walked away.
Amount claimed (10s 3d) and costs 3s 6d allowed.

Thos FLEMING was charged with using obscene language in the public streets.
Eliza SCHNALKE was sitting with a friend on the doorstep, when defendant passed and used the language complained of. There had been a dispute about a washtub, when words were used which she could not bring her tongue to repeat in court.
Mrs. ARBUCKLE confirmed complainant's statement, which had such an effect on the former witness that she went away and cryed.
For the defence, a lad named BLAKE said they were all quarrelling and "jawing" but he did not hear any bad words.
Mrs. GUARE, the mother-in-law of defendant, heard Mrs. SCHNALKE give a loud gross laugh, which annoyed her son, who turned round, and under the excitement, said a bad word, at which the young lady used some awful language and invited him to come into the road.
Fined 20s and costs.

Licenses were granted to the following persons - John PHILLIPS, Market-lane; Michael MALONEY, Lawson's Creek; A THOMPSON, Green Swamp, Guntawang.

STRAYED from the Merri Merri a BLACK HORSE, with star in forehead, near hind foot white, saddle mark on near side, short swish tail, branded single W near shoulder. Supposed to have gone to Mr. BOWMAN's run, near Broombee. The above reward will be paid on delivery of the horse to Mr. LAMROCK, saddler, Mudgee.

STRAYED from the Belar Paddocks TWO HORSES of the following description:-
One Bay Horse, branded PRL near shoulder, EE conjoined near rump, white stripe down face, broken to harness.
One Dark Brown HORSE, star in forehead, off hind foot white, branded J J P near shoulder.
The above reward will be paid on delivery, or information as to where they are running, on application to Mr. Edward PARSONS, Belar, Coonabarabran.

LOST, from Burrundulla, on Friday, 7th instant, a BAY HORSE, branded JH near shoulder, white mark under saddle near side; had when turned out a bell fastened on his neck. With chain and brass padlock. Any person returning the above to John BAX, Burrundulla, will receive the above reward.

Saturday, December 22, 1860

At Cunningham's Creek, on the 10th of December, from diptheria, Jemima, fourth daughter of Edward and Elizabeth READFORD, aged two years; and on the 11th December, Mary, their second daughter, aged five years.

Tuesday, December 18
Before the Police Magistrate, E MARLRY, and M H LYONS, Esqrs., J.P.s.

Mr W LOWE was summoned by D M'CARTHY for £21 11s. 2d. being balance due for wages.
Mr. LOWE objected to pay the amount claimed on the ground that M'CARTHY had willfully destroyed property, and had through neglect lost part of his bullocks.
The Bench, not having power to admit the set-off, ordered that the money be paid within seven days.

Saturday, December 29, 1860

Bathurst Quarter Sessions (abridged from the Bathurst Free Press)

John HOWARD was indicted for stealing a horse and gelding, the property of Charles DURHAM, at Mudgee, on the 10th November, 1860.
James FARRAND, constable at Mudgee, deposed to having apprehended the prisoner at Mudgee on the11th of November, and told him he was charged with stealing a horse, saddle and bridle.
Michael KELLY, constable, deposed to having found the horse about six miles from Mudgee; he was hobbled with a stirrup leather, and appeared to have knocked about.
Charles DURHAM deposed to having left the horse in question at the door of Mr. MILLS' public house in Mudgee while he went inside, and when he came out about ten minutes after the horse was gone.
John HAYWOOD deposed that he knew the prisoner, and saw him at Mr. MILLS' house on the 10th of November, at eight in the evening; he asked witness to buy the horse.
Jacob JULIAN deposed that he knew the prisoner; he saw him on 10th November, at about four or five o'clock; he went away, and came back about eight; he had a horse with him when he returned, which he said was his mate's.
The prisoner in his defence said he was drunk, and did not know what he was about.
His Honor briefly summed up and the jury returned a verdict of guilty.
Sentence - Five years' hard labour on the roads.

Friday, December 28,
Before his Worship the Mayor, the Police Magistrate, M H LYONS, T CADELL, and E MARLAY, Esqrs., J.P.s.

M M'MANUS was charged with being drunk and disorderly in church on Sunday last. Prisoner, whose tears were very profuse said he had mistaken the church for a public house, and would swear he would never be in liquor again. Having been in the lock-up for some days he was discharged with a caution.
He was again placed in the dock for having on the same evening indecently exposed his person in the house of Mr. J T TAYLOR, master of the Church of England school.
Mr. TAYLOR's son deposed that during his parents' absence the prisoner came to the house and asked for some water, which was given to him; he then, in sight of himself, his sisters, and the servant, exposed his person and expressed himself in terms unfit for publication. The wretch pleaded hard to be excused on the ground of drunkenness. The Bench ordered him to find security, himself in £20, and two sureties of £10 each, for future good behaviour, or to be imprisoned for 14 days.

W LAWLER was fined 10s for being drunk and disorderly on the race course.

James GREENWAY, charged with being drunk, was discharged with a caution.

John MOORE, a stranger, was brought up under the Cattle Stealing Prevention Act for having in his possession a horse belonging to the Chief Constable.
C. HARDY being sworn, said he hung his horse on a rail on the race course; shortly after he saw the prisoner take it away; after walking it about 150 yards he mounted it and galloped away. When he was overtaken he said he was going to take it to a man; not being able to point out the person he took him into custody.
MOORE, in defence, said he was a stranger, having only a few hours before arrived from the Turon. He went to the course, and seeing some men dancing in a booth, stepped in, when one of the m asked him to fetch a horse; while he was away, the men who were dancing all left to see the second race. He did not know the man, but was looking for him.
Prisoner, during the examination, cried like a child.
The Bench, having severely reprimanded him, fined him £5 or three months' imprisonment.

Michael CONNOLLY was charged with giving his brother a "tip o'the whip".
Pat CONNOLLY said he was about going on Sunday last to chapel to prayers, when his brother comes up to him with a big whip, and would have broken his head had it not been for "cabbage tree hat". He was much hurt, and bawled out to his woman to come and help him up.
Michael said the reason he "pitched" into Pat was because he pounded his pigs, and when he spoke over the hedge to him about it, Pat called out to the wife to bring the big pistol; he was consequently afraid either himself or his dog would be shot; he therefore gave him the thrashing.
Pat said he had had a great beating from his brother when at Rylstone, and he was now afraid of him, and wanted protection.
The Bench fined defendant £2 and costs or 24 hours' imprisonment.

James WELSH summoned Mr G H COX for £18, balance of wages due. Mr. COX put in a set-off for money owing for some sheep skins, and for which amount WELSH had agreed to work out.
The Bench admitted the justice of the set off, but could not allow it on account of the particulars not appearing in the written agreement. An order was made for the amount, less money advanced.

On Monday afternoon last about half-past four a whirlwind caught the roof of a large washhouse about 25 feet long, on the premises occupied by Mr. HOWARTH, took it off beams, rafters, zinc and all, and hurled one half over the kitchen on to the roof of the dwelling-house some yards distant, and the remaining half of the roof of Mr. SHUTTLEWORTH's hose, still further distant, the debris being deposited with a load crash close to the back doorway of each residence…(further transcription impossible).

STRAYED from Tambaroora, on the 9th December, Two Horses of the following description -
Bay Horse branded ID on the near shoulder, star on forehead, white patch on rump.
Dark Bay Horse bald faced, branded GW JB ET on both shoulders, and E on near cheek, two hind fetlocks white.
Any person delivering the said horses to J W FOREMAN, Denison Hotel, Mudgee, or to James ARMSTRONG, Tambaroora Post Office, will receive the above reward.

Western Post & Mudgee Newspaper February 4, 1863

Applicants for land

J LEARD, 52acres, Brisbane County, Near Coulson's Creek, Cassilis Land Agency
W LEARD, 44 acres, Brisbane County, Near Coulson's Creek, Cassilis Land Agency
Robert MARTIN, 120 acres, Bligh County, On Reedy Creek, Cassilis Land Agency
John SIMMONS, 44 acres, Bligh County, On Krui River, Cassilis Land Agency
P BURKE, 40 acres, Bligh County, On Krui River, Cassilis Land Agency
J CARROLL, 40 acres, Phillip County, At Botolobar, Mudgee Land Agency
P MALONEY, 40 acres, Phillip County, Near Bara Creek, Mudgee Land Agency
W SWIFT, 40 acres, Phillip County, Near Bara Creek, Mudgee Land Agency
H WALKER, 91 acres, Phillip County, Lawson's Creek, Mudgee Land Agency
J FINERCANE, 40 acres, Phillip County, Lawson's Creek, Mudgee Land Agency
J M'LEAN, 122 acres, Cook County, Near Crow's Swamp, Rylstone Land Agency
J M'LEAN, 191 acres, 2 roods, Cook County, Near Coco Creek, Rylstone Land Agency
J M'LEAN, 85 acres, Cook County, Near Capertee River, Rylstone Land Agency
J M'LEAN, 127 acres, Cook County, Near Coco Creek, Rylstone Land Agency
P RILEY, 33 acres, Roxburgh County, Near Curwell Creek, Rylstone Land Agency
Jonathan M'LEAN, 40 acres, Roxburgh County, Near Coco Creek, Rylstone Land Agency
J M'LEAN, 58 acres, 2 rood, 10 perches, Roxburgh County, Near Capertee River, Rylstone Land Agency
Josh. SHERIDAN, 40 acres, Phillip County, At the Blind Creek, Rylstone Land Agency
Josh. SHUMACK, 80 acres, Phillip County, Pinnacle Swamp, Rylstone Land Agency
D C M'LACHLAN, 60 acres, Phillip County, Parish of Dabee, Rylstone Land Agency
James CALLAGHAN, 82 acres, Gordon County, On Curra Creek, Wellington Land Agency
James CALLAGHAN, 67 acres, Gordon County, On Curra Creek, Wellington Land Agency
James CALLAGHAN, 91 acres, Gordon County, On Curra Creek, Wellington Land Agency
Wm. SCHONS, 203 acres, Wellington County, At Horseshoe Point, Wellington Land Agency
James CALLAGHAN Jnr, 160 acres, Wellington County, At Horseshoe Point, Wellington Land Agency
James CALLAGHAN, 38 acres, 3 roods, Wellington County, At Welbang, Wellington Land Agency
W ELLIOT, Bligh County, Near Croppy Creek, Cassilis Land Agency
A M'DONALD, 90 acres, Bligh County, Near Turee Creek, Cassilis Land Agency
J LLOYD, 80 acres (x 2), Roxburgh County, Combermelon Swamp, Rylstone Land Agency


Western Post & Mudgee Newspaper 20 February 1863
Forfeited Land (Runs) due to non-payment of rents

Bligh District
James ATKINSON, Bald Ridge Run, £10 Rent
William ANTHONY, Ellong Ellong Run, £10 Rent
Thos. BRITTON, Bogewon, £18 Rent
J C BAGOT, Eastern Back Bogenong Run, £10 10s Rent
J C BAGOT, Western Back Bogenong Run, £10 10s Rent
COX and LEWIS, Carlginda Run, £14 Rent
D COHEN and Co., Meayula Run, £10 Rent
Isaac GORRICK, senr., Black Stumps Run, £10 Rent
Isaac GORRICK, senr., Queensborough Flats, £10 Rent
A B JONES, Large Oakey Creek Run, £7 10s Rent
John JONES, The Box Tree Hole Run, £13 Rent
John JONES, The Boebong Swamp Run, £13 Rent
John JONES, Gunnilong Run, £10 Rent
John JONES, Gewah Cowell Run , £11 1s Rent
Richard JACKSON, Bobrah, or Morbi Run, £10 Rent
LANGLEY and STABLER (Trustees of W LAWSON), Weetalaba Run, £10 Rent
Estate of N S LAWSON, Gotta Rock Run, £10 Rent
Estate of N S LAWSON, Bonana Rock Run, £10 Rent
LAKEMAN and KNIGHT, Tannabar Run, £10 Rent
Alexander M'GREGOR, Bundilla Run, £10 Rent
Alexander M'GREGOR, Merigal Run, £10 Rent
Alexander M'GREGOR, Merygal Back Run, £10 Rent
Alexander M'GREGOR, New Bundilla Run, £10 Rent
Alexander M'GREGOR, Cowl Murryan Run, £10 Rent
Alexander M'GREGOR, Merygal Marthaguy Run, £15 5s Rent
Alexander M'GREGOR, Corrodgery Run, £10 Rent
Patrick M'MAHON, Opposite Coonamble Run, £12 10s Rent
Patrick O'DONOHOE, Tameybundy Run, £11 5s Rent
Patrick O'DONOHOE, Gandymungydell Run, £15 5s Rent
Thomas O'SULLIVAN, Quilbone Run, £10 Rent
Jeremiah REARDON, Ballagalar Run, £10 Rent
Jeremiah REARDON, Bimble Run, £10 Rent
Wm. RILEY, Weribidde Run, £10 Rent
George TAILBY, Merry Merry Creek Run, £13 Rent
George TAILBY, Gullaragambun Run, £12 Rent
George TAILBY, New Eringannering Run, £10 Rent
George TAILBY, Eringannering Run, £10 Rent

Wellington District
Charles BRADY, Nyingen West Run, £5 10s 6p Rent
Maurice HENNESSY, Mumblebone Run, £12 10s Rent
Maurice HENNESSY, Back of Mumblebone Run, £12 10s Rent
N. HYERONIMUS, Goonoo Run, £7 10s Rent
Thos. M'GUINNESS, junr., Lower Willi East Run, £7 12s 6p Rent
George and John PALMER, Limestone Plains Run, £10 Rent
John ROCKE, Meadows Run, £6 5s Rent

Schedule 2 - Wellington District
W. CUMMINGS, Trundle, East Run, £25 Rent
W. CUMMINGS, Trundle, South Run, £25 Rent
FLOWER, SALTING and Co., Trundle Lagoon, Back Run, £65 Rent
Wm. FORLONGE, East Bogan No. 26 Run, £165 Rent
Wm. FORLONGE, West Bogan, No. 27 Run, £245 Rent
Wm. FORLONGE, West Bogan, No. 28 Run, £150 Rent
Wm. FORLONGE, West Bogan, No. 29 Run, £250 Rent
Thomas KITE, West Bogan, No. 18 Run, £195 Rent
Thomas KITE, West Bogan, No. 19 Run, £165 Rent
A H M'CULLOCH, West Bogan No. 3 Run, £75 Rent
Thos. M'CULLOCH, West Bogan, No. 7 Run, £95 Rent
G and J PALMER, West Bogan, No. 8 Run, £160 Rent
G and J PALMER, West Bogan, No. 9 Run, £215 Rent


Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper, 20 Feb 1863

Applicants to purchase land in Town of Hargraves

James WATTS, 1 rood, 8 perches, Allot 1, Section 20, Appraised Value £4 4s
George YOUNG, 2 roods, 8 perches, Allot 4, Section 22, Appraised Value £7 14s
Thomas SPRATT, 1 rood, 20 perches, Allot 3, Section 7, Appraised Value £6
Thomas SPRATT, 2 roods, 20 perches, Allot 4, Section 11, Appraised Value £7 10s
Jacob HICKS, 7 ¼ perches, Allot 4, Section 4, Appraised Value £2 10s 9p
Julia STRUM, 1 rood, 16 perches, Allot 2, Section 2, Appraised Value £11 4s
Julia STRUM, 1 rood, 8 perches, Allot 3, Section 1, Appraised Value £9 12s


Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper, 24 February 1863

Pre-Emptive Purchases of Land
Bligh District

John BLAKEMORE, Cobra Run, 320acres, £320
Andrew BROWN, Illumurgalia Run, 320 acres, £320
Andrew BROWN, Jamderburn Run, 320 acres, £320
Rich. and James RIEVES, Naran Run, 200 acres, £200

Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper, 24 February, 1863

Purchasers of land in Town of Tambaroora

Edward LONG, 1 rood 10 ½ perches, Allot 2, Section 3, £6 5s
Edward LONG, 2 roods 18 perches, Allot 2, Section 4, £12 5s
Edward LONG, 24 ¾ perches, Allot 3, Section 4, £2 7s 6p
John M'EWAN, 2 roods 13 perches, Allot 3, Section 3, £11 12s 6p
Thomas SMITH, 35 ¼ perches, Allot 5, Section 3, £4 5s
Thomas SMITH, 3 roods, 28 ½ perches, Allot1, Section 9, £18 11s 3p
Thomas SMITH, 1 rood ¾ perch, £4
William LEY, 1 rood 8 perches, Allot 7, Section 3, £4 16s
William LEY, 8 perches, Allot 8, Section 3, £1 10s
William LEY, 1 rood 11 ¼ perches, Allot 9, Section 3, £8 15s 6p
John G RENATEAU, 1 rood 25 perches, Allot 10, Section 3, £6 10s
John G RENATEAU, 8 perches, Allot 11, Section 3, £1 10s
John G RENATEAU, 24 ¼ perches, Allot 15, Section 3, £2 18s 6p
John G RENATEAU, 1 rood, ? ¼ perches, Allot 5, Section 4, £5 3s
Harriett BEARD, 1 rood, 16 ¾ perches, Allot 12, Section 3, £2 16s 9p
Harriett BEARD, 2 roods 25 ½ perches, Allot 1 Section 4a, £13 3s 9p
Harriett BEARD, 1 rood 4 perches, Allot 2 Section 4a, £5 10s
John BEARD, 1 rood 16 ¾ perches, Allot 7, Section 4, £7 1s 9p
John BEARD, 11 ¾ perches, Allot 13 Section 3, £2 4s
John BEARD, 19 ¾ perches, Allot 14, Section 3, £2 12s
J T O MELCHIOR, 16 ¾ perches, Allot 16, Section 3, £1 13s 6p
John JOHNSON, 26 ½ perches, Allot 17, Section 3, £3 6s 3p
George HOLL, 32 ½ perches, Allot 18, Section 3, £4 1s
Edward MOLONY, 20 perches, Allot 19, Section 3, £4 12s 6p
Thomas PATEN, 24 perches, Allot 4, Section 4, £3
Thomas PATEN, 2 roods, 4 perches, Allot 6, Section 4, £10 10s
Hugh MORROW, 1 rood 24 perches, Section 7a, £3 4s
Hugh MORROW, 1 rood 31 ¾ perches, Section 6, £3 11s 9p
Thomas TANNER, 38 perches, Section 6, £1 18s
Fras. H. WERNER, 1 rood 18 ¼ perches, Section 6, £2 18s 3p
Rosanna MURRAY, 1 rood 7 ½ perches, Section 8, £5 15s
W M LONG, 2 roods 30 perches, Allot 3, Section 9, £13 15s
Charles GRETTON, 27 perches, £2 0s 6p
Samuel BADMAN, 39 perches, £2 18s 6p
John RENSHALL, 1 rood 7 ¼ perches, £2 7s 3p
James CHARTERS, 2 roods, 32 perches, £7 10s

At Sofala
John GALE, 18 ¼ perches, Allot 101, £12 19s 6p


Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper, 13 March, 1863

Approved Claims for Pre-Emptive Leases

BETTINGTON and STABLER, 640 (x 8) acres & 960 acres lease, 4000 acres freehold, Head of Coulson's and Middle Creeks, county Brisbane, Cassilis Land Agency
BETTINGTON and STABLER, 640 (x 3) acres lease, 724 acres freehold, Between Krui and Cream of Tartar Creeks, county Brisbane, Cassilis Land Agency
BETTINGTON and STABLER, 640 (x 2) acres lease, 4000 acres freehold, Near Bow Creek, county Brisbane, Cassilis Land Agency
BETTINGTON and STABLER, 640 (x 2) acres lease, 800 acres freehold, Coulson's Creek, county Brisbane, Cassilis Land Agency
BETTINGTON and STABLER, 640 acres lease, 1280 acres freehold, Head of Coulson's Creek, county Brisbane, Cassilis Land Agency
LLOYD and LAMBE, 640 (x 3) acres & 800 acres lease, 1000 acres freehold, Peter's Creek, county Bligh, Cassilis Land Agency
Mrs. W. LAWSON, 640 acres lease, 1035 acres freehold, Coolaburragundy River, county Bligh, Cassilis Land Agency
Jno. M'LEAN, 960 acres lease, 320 acres freehold, Near Capertee River, county Roxburgh, Rylstone Land Agency
Jno. PURVIS, 960 acres lease, 320 acres freehold, Cudgegong River, county Roxburgh, Rylstone Land Agency
Jno. M'LEAN, 960 acres lease, 320 acres freehold, Junciton of Umbialla Creek and Cudgegong Road, co. Roxburgh, Rylstone Land Agency
T HEAD, 800 acres lease, 272 acres freehold, Turee Creek, County Bligh, Cassilis Land Agency.


Western Post and Mudgee Guardian, 24 March 1863

List of Subscribers to Mudgee Mechanics' Institute



Western Post & Mudgee Guardian 20 March 1863

Tenders for supplying forage for public service (including, maize, oats, bran, hay and straw)

Western District
Station, Contractor
Bathurst, James FITZPATRICK
Rockley, Edmund WEBB
Diamond Swamp, Edmund WEBB
Wyagden, John MINEHAN
Higgins or Guyong, Edmund WEBB
Sofala, Josh WALFORD
Carcoar, Charles SMITH
Fish River, Ed. WHALAN
Orange, Denis HANRAHAN
Hartley, M J FINN
Boree, Denis HANRAHAN
Molong, Denis HANRAHAN
Stony Creek, Denis HANRAHAN
Wellington, James MATTHEWS
Mudgee, Geo. Henry COX
Hargraves, Henry DARE
Windeyer, Henry DARE
Tambaroora, Henry DARE
Keen's Swamp, Henry DARE
Coonabarabran, DICKSON and BURROWS
Talbragar, DICKSON and BURROWS
18 Mile Hollow, Jesse IRELAND

Lachlan District
Cowra, Robert DALY
Toogong, D. HANRAHAN
Coonamble, James M'CUBBIN


Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper, 20 March 1863

Claims for Pre-Emptive Leases

George LOVEGROVE, 80 acres, County Bligh, Turee Creek, Cassilis Land Agency
Wm. HEAD, 80 acres, County Bligh, Turee Creek, Cassilis Land Agency
J LAWRENCE, 80 acres, County Brisbane, At Oxley's Peak Creek, Cassilis Land Agency
John LAWLESS, 40 acres, County Brisbane, Bobialla Creek, Cassilis Land Agency
J T LAWLESS, 40 acres, County Brisbane, Bobialla Creek, Cassilis Land Agency
Henry O'BRIEN, 40 acres, County Phillip, On Lawson's Creek, Mudgee Land Agency
__ SCULLY, 40 acres, County Phillip, Botobolar Flat, Mudgee Land Agency
Ed. RILEY, 92 acres, County Phillip, Lawson's Creek, Mudgee Land Agency
John HICKEY, 50 acres, County Phillip, Bullock gully, Botobola, Mudgee Land Agency
R CROSSING, 44 acres, County Wellington, On Mullmuddy Creek, Mudgee Land Agency
Saml. BIBB, 40 acres, County Wellington, on Mullmuddy Creek, Mudgee Land Agency
Pk. MISKELL, 40 acres, County Phillip, Newar Louee, Rylstone Land Agency
George BASSET, 40 acres, County Phillip, Parish of Tongbong, Rylstone Land Agency
Ben. SHARP, 40 acres, County Phillip, On Cox's Creek, Rylstone Land Agency
Alexr. NICHOLSON, 40 acres, County Roxburgh, Umbiella Creek, Rylstone Land Agency
J CALLAGHAN, 40 acres, County Roxburgh, On Vincent's Meadow, Reedy Creek, Rylstone Land Agency
Rt. FISHER, jun., 120 acres, County Lincoln, Three Mile Flat, Wellington Land Agency
Nathan PAYNE, 60 acres, County Lincoln, Three Mile Flat, Wellington Land Agency
Charles WHITE, 40 acres, County Wellington, Parish of Lincoln, Wellington Land Agency.


Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper, 19 May 1863

Members of Mudgee Mechanics' Institute requesting a meeting to dismiss Mr HASKEW



Western Post and Mudgee Guardian, 22 July 1863

Mudgee Agricultural Association - Subscribers



Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper, 22 July 1863

Applications to Purchase Land

Hugo PIETZCKER, 1 rood 34 ½ perches, Hillend, Allot 2, Section 17, £4 14s 6p
John PETRIE, 1 rood 8 perches, Hargraves, Section 21, £3 12s
Isaac REID, 2 roods 16 ½ perches, Tambaroora, £9 13s 6p
Larkin FOREMAN, 9 ¾ perches, Sofala, portion 59; £19 15s
William LONERIGAN, 12 ½ perches, Sofala, portion 59, £12 10s
Frederick WINGRAVE, 2 roods, Windeyer, portion 65, £8

Approval of Pre-Emptive Leases

Alexander M'GREGOR, Bligh District, Merrigal Run, 640 acres, £640
James BISHOP, Bligh District, Colli Run, 160 acres, £160
James BISHOP, Bligh District, Cullengally Run, 160 acres, £160
Thomas GILES, Bligh District, Medaway Run, 320 acres, £320
John, Robert and Alexander STEVENSON, Bligh District, Dunykynine Run, 160 acres, £160
Alexander FERGUSON, Wellington District, Baker's Swamp Run, 876 acres, £919 16s
Charles CROPPER, Wellington District, Yama Run, 228 acres, £228
E B CORNISH and W W BROCKLEHURST, Wellington District, Dundullamal Run, 440 acres, £440


Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper, 26 August 1863

Contributors to Mudgee Branch of the Wesleyan Church Extension Society



Western Post and Mugee Newspaper, 16 September, 1863

Applications approved to purchase land

A and W BUSBY, 40 acres, Near Munmurra Brook, Portion 3-I, £40
A and W BUSBY, 40 acres, Munmurra Brook, Portion 3 -II, £40
A and W BUSBY, 61 acres, Munmurra Brook, Portion 3 - XIV, £61
A and W BUSBY, 130 acres, Borambil Creek, portion 3 - XVII, £146 5s
A and W BUSBY, 40 acres, Turill Creek, portion 3- XIX, £40
A and W BUSBY, 60 acres, Turill Creek, portion 3 - XVIII, £60
George BOWMAN, 45 acres, Norfolk Island Creek, portion 3 -IX, £45
George BOWMAN, 61 acres, Talbragar River, portion 3 -VI, £61
George BOWMAN, 50 acres, Busby's Creek, portion 3 - X, £55
Peter LEYDON, 40 acres, Botobolar Creek, portion 2 -I, £50
N P BAYLY, 100 acres, Pipeclay Creek, portion 2 - XVIII, £100
N P BAYLY, 58 acres 2 roods, Bogledie, portion 1 -XX, £58 10s
David M'GREAL, 2 roods 16 perches, Near Hargraves, £6 16s

Approved Claims for Pre-Emptive Leases

A J JONES, 640 acres & 700 acres lease, 711 acres freehold, County Bligh, On Croppy Creek, Cassilis Land Agency
E M BETTS, 640 acres lease, 1280 acres freehold, County Wellington, Near Molong River, Molong Land Agency
J SHEAHAN, 640 acres lease, 230 acres freehold, County Phillip, Near Bara Creek, Mudgee Land Agency
W CLARKE, 640 acres lease, 235 acres freehold, County Durham, Near Rylstone, Rylstone Land Agency
J CALLAGHAN, 1000 acres and 640 acres lease, 640 acres 3 roods freehold, County Gordon, Curra Creek near Wellington, Wellington Land Agency
H FLETT, 700 (x2) acres lease, 2560 acres freehold, County Macquarie, Lansdowne River, Wingham Land Agency


Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper

Contributors to fund for Charles Clifton (to pay expenses to Sydney to obtain medical advice)


Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper, January 29, 1864

Requesting James Atkinson Junr, Esq. to run as a candidate in Mudgee Council elections


(James complied with their request!)

Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper, March 1, 1864

Subscribers to Anniversary Picnic, January 1864



Western Post & Mudgee Newspaper 8 March, 1864

Ministers of Religion in Receipt of Stipends or Allowances

Church of England
Diocese of Sydney:- Frederick BARKER, D.D., Bishop of Sydney and Metropolitan, £2000 (£1500 from schedule C, £500 from Bishopthorpe); William COWPER, M A , Dean of Sydney, £460; Robert ALLWOOD, £200; Thomas O'Reilly, £200; W H WALSH, £200; Edward Rogers, £200; G W RICHARDSON, £200; William LUMSDAINE, £150; T H WILKINSON, £150; William STACK, £200; Thomas SHARPE, £200, £45 12s 6p forage, £50 house rent, Church and School Estates; J S HASSALL, £200; James ALLAN, £200; E B PROCTOR, £200; Henry TINGCOMBE £200; Edward SMITH £200; C C KEMP £200; P G SMITH £150; J A BURKE £200; A H STEPHEN £200; D P M HULBERT £150; George KING £200; Thomas DRUITT £100; W W SIMPSON £200; G N WOODD £200; William SOWERBY £200; G E TURNER £200; William LISLE £200; Thomas WILSON £200; C F D PRIDDLE £200; W F GORE £200; James GUNTHER £200; George VIDAL £200; Thomas HASSALL, £250, £45 12s 6p (ditto forage), £60 (house rent, Church and School Estate); R L KING £200; Thomas DONKIN £200; Elijah SMITH £200; James CARTER £80 17s 6p; H A PALMER £200; A D SOARES £200; John ELDER £200; W B CLARKE £200; Thomas HORTON £200; H T STILES £250, £45 12s 6p (ditto forage); Thomas KEMMIS £200; H D H GARVIN, £100 (Clergy and School Estates); T C EWING £200 (Clergy and School Estates).
Diocese of Newcastle - William Tyrrell, D.D., Bishop of Newcastle, £500; Septimus HUNGERFORD, £100; A E SELWYN £100; W W DOVE £200; Alfred GLENNIE £200; T L DODD £150; Frederick WHITE £200; Levick TYRRELL £200; Robert CHAPMAN £200; J R THACKERAY £100; Charles WALSH £200; W E WHITE £200; G C BODE £100; F W ADDAMS £200; F R KEMP £150; J R BLOMFIELD £200; Coles CHILD £200; James BLACKWOOD £200; J F R WHINFIELD £100; Samuel SIMM £100; J H JOHNSON £100; F D BODS £100; W C HAWKINS £100; J J NASH £100; J A GREAVES £150.

Church of Scotland

John DOUGALL, £200; James FULLERTON £200; William PURVES £200; Alexander McEWAN £200; J B LAUGHTON £150; James COUTTS £150; Thomas CRAIG £150; Thomas STIRTON £150; Cunningham ATCHESON £150; John M'GIBBON £150; William ROSS £150; George M'FIE £150; Edward HOLLAND £150; James MILNE £150; James WHITE £150; David MOORE £150; William M'KEE £150; Duncan ROSS £102

Wesleyan Church

Stephen RABONE £200; George HURST £172 10s 6p; Benjamin CHAPMAN £150; Joseph ORAM £150; William KELYNACK £150; William CURNOW £150; William CLARK £150; J W DAWSON £150; George MARTIN £150; James SOMERVILLE £150

Roman Catholic Church

John Bede POLDING, Archbishop, £800; S J SHEEHY, Vicar-General £300; J C SUMNER £200; John McENCROE £200; M A CORISH £200; J F SHERIDAN £200; Michael BRENNAN £200; Ptere O'FARRELL, £200; Timothy M'CARTHY £200; Patrick MAGENNIS £200; Patrick HALLINAN £200; John GRANT £200; Peter YOUNG £200; J P ROCHE £200; Michael M'ALROY £200; Patrick WHITE £200; James HANLEY £200; Patrick KENYON £200; Bernard MURPHY £200; Claudius M JOLY £150; James PHELAN £150; Michael FLANAGAN £150; P J QUINLIVAN £150; C V DOWLING £150; J T LYNCH £150; Cornelius TWOMEY £150; J M'GIRR £150; J J THERRY £150; Calaghan M'CARTHY £150; William LANIGAN £150; John MAHER £150; Patrick BIRCH £150; Edwards O'BRIEN £150; John RIGNEY £150; H B WOOLFREY £150; Patrick NEWMAN £150; M E ATHY £150; D J D'ARCY £150; John KENNY £200; Jerome KEATING £200; J T DUNNE £150; Eugene LUCKIE £150; Patrick O'FARRELL £150; D V M O'CONNELL £200; W X JOHNSON £100; J H A CURTIS £100; J W QUIRK £100


Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper, 18 June 1862

Applicants to purchase land in Sofala

Stephen SWAN, 10 ½ perches, Allot 3; £13 3s 4p
Edward SHORTER, 14 ¼ perches, Allot 14, £10
Edward SHORTER, 13 ¼ perches, Allot 15, £12
Joseph PATTERSON, 17 perches, Allot 16, £16 13s 4p
John CUMMINS, 18 perches, Allot 17, £16 13s 4p
Edward SHORTER, 9 ¾ perches, Allot 18, £9 13s 4p
John CUMMINS, 7 perches, Allot 24, £8 6s 8p
Louis HARTH, 9 perches, Allot 25, £10 10s
Larkin FOREMAN, 8 ½ perches, Allot 27, £10 13s 4p
Larkin FOREMAN, 1 acres 8 ½ perches, Allot 31, £16
William and Patrick HENNESSY, 27 perches, Allot 37, £37
Daniel MARTIN, 18 ½ perches, Allot 38, £20
Larkin FOREMAN, 1 acre 14 ¼ perches, Allot 40, £54 10s
Joseph WALFORD, 31 perches, Allot 41, £30
Edward GILES, 1 acre 10 ¼ perches, Allot 42, £40
W CHISHOLM, 1 acre, ¾ perch, Allot 43, £38 10s
Joseph WALFORD, 1 acre, 2 ¾ perches, Allot 44, £43
J R MAXWELL, 21 ¼ perches, Allot 56, £17
J R MAXWELL, 12 ¼ perches, Allot 61, £20
W J FULTON, 13 perches, Allot 62, £24 10s
Thomas HARLAND, 8 ¾ perches, Allot 65, £19 6s 8p
J B RICHARDS, 11 ½ perches, Allot 68, £24 10s
Larkin FOREMAN, 5 ¾ perches, Allot 70, £12
W MAHER, 8 perches, Allot 72, £14
Joseph WALFORD, 1 acre 7 ¼ perches, Allot 73, £83 6s 8p
Edward SHORTER, 16 ¼ perches, Allot 74, £74, £33 6s 8p
William and Patrick HENNESSY, 3 perches, Allot 75, £7 10s
William LONERIGAN, 3 ¼ perches, Allot 87, £8 2s 6p
Edward SHORTER, 12 perches, Allot 88, £6
Edward SHORTER, 12 perches, Allot 93, £6
Henry HINTON, 25 ¾ perches, Allot 102, £18 15s
Edward GILES, 22 ½ perches, Allot 10, £15


Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper, 16 April, 1862

Land Agents
Balranald - H SHIEL
Bathurst - J B RICHARDS
Condobolin - R R MITCHELL
Coonabarabran - C J PEGUS
Dubbo - G SPRING
Hartley - T BROWN
Molong - J J DAVIES
Orange - W T EVANS
Penrith - R BROOKS
Rylstone - W W ARMSTRONG
Sofala - H BRIDSON
Tambaroora - J COX
Wellington - H D DUNLOP (temporary)
Windeyer - J G L SCOTT


Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper, 2 April 1862

The Petition of Catherine Hogan
Sheweth that her husband having left her with five Children, one of which has been confined to his bed for the last three weeks, in consquence of which she (Catherine Hogan) has not been able to follow her usual occupation of outdoor work, and is reduced to great distress, and is unable to provide nourishment for her sick boy, or the necessaries of life for the other four or herself, in consequence of which she is compelled to appeal to the benevolent inhabitants of Mudgee for the smallest trifle to enable her to provide for herself and her children, remembering at the same time that they who give to the poor lend to the Lord.

Ann CLUFF, 10s; Dr. CUTTING, 10s; Rev C M'CARTHY 10s; W SIMPSON 5s; J HATHAWAY 5s; Mrs PAINE 2s 6p; M BROWN 1s; Mrs EGLINGON 1s; James RICKERSON 2s 6p; Mrs SULLIVAN 2s 6p; Thos S SINDEN 10s; A M'CAULEY 10s; Charley the Chinaman 2s 6p; John SARGENT 2s 6p; C HUGHSON 2s 6p; Benjamin STOKES 2s 6p; S FOWLER 2s 6p; G WALKER 2s 6p; W RAMSAY 5s; W GILLESPIE 2s 6p; John MOLLOY 2s 6p; H BURROWS 5s; Arthur COX 2s 6p; W F STANBURY 2s 6p; T CLUFF 2s; Mrs SWORDS 2s; T HONEYSETT 2s 6p; Mrs SHARPE 2s 6p; Mrs HEARD 2s 6p; Mrs A COX 2s 6p; C LADD 2s 6p; W H BLACKIE 2s 6p; HOSKING 2s 6p; Mrs BLACKMAN 5s; W BLACKMAN 5s; R F MILNES 2s 6p; Mrs READFORD 10s; John C TINDALL 2s 6p; John CARTER 1s; A MURPHY 2s 6p; Mrs MARLAY 2s 6p; W PIPER 2s 6p; RAPHERTY 2s 6p.


Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper, 6 August 1862

Applicants to purchase land, Sofala

Charles BROOKS, 20 perches, Allot 90, £10
George Thomas BASS, 1 rood 18 perches, Allot 177, £24 13s
Robert Lunigan CONSTABLE, 37 ¾ perches, Allot 104, £28 6s 8p
Samuel CRIMES, 14 ¾ perches, Allot 29, £15 15s
Samuel CRIMES, 7 perches, Allot 113, £9
William Close DAVIS, 19 ¼ perches, Allot 95, £18 10s
William DAVIS, 32 perches, Allot 114, £25 2s
Daniel DEVESON, 16 ¾ perches, Allot 120, £12 11s
John GRIFFITHS, 12 perches, Allot 13, £9 12s
Michael GRAHAM, 18 perches, Allot 118, £11 4s
Gilbert FILSHIE, 8 ¼ perches, Allot 22, £9
Thomas HURST, 16 ¼ perches, Allot 96, £13
John HEATH, 30 perches, Allot 94, £21 10s
Alfred HOGSFLESH, 14 ½ perches, Allot 20, £14 10s
Patrick KEEGAN, 8 perches, Allot 71, £14
William EYRE, 11 ¼ perches, Allot 12, £9
William MONTEITH, 10 ½ perches, Allot 11, £8 2s
John MARTIN, 26 perches, Allot 6, £14 6s
John MARTIN, 9 perches, Allot 21, £9
Thomas MILLER, 8 ¼ perches, Allot 119, £8 2s 6p
William MALONEY 35 ¾ perches, Allot 79, £17 17s
Stewart M'CLOY, 11 perches, Allot 23, £12
James M'NABB, 14 ½ perches, Allot 9, £10 17s 6p
Henry POULSON, 34 perches, Allot 53, £27 16s
James PROUT, 8 ¼ perches, Allot 66, £14 5s
John PRYKE, 15 ¼ perches, Allot 7, £10
Patrick RILEY, 16 ½ perches, Allot 2, £14 17s
William ROGERS, 1 rood 33 perches, Allot 99, £39 14s
William ROGERS, 1 rood 4 ½ perches, Allot 78, £33 7s
Hamilton RAY, 11 perches, Allot 1, £5 10s
Charles SKINNER, 19 ¾ perches, Allot 52, £9 17s
Thomas SMITH, 13 perches, Allot 19, £13
Nathaniel STRINGALL, 15 ¾ perches, Allot 8, £11 12s
John WHITE, 10 ½ perches, Allot 26, £12 15s
Samuel WILLIAMSON, 11 perches, Allot 28, £13 10s
Westby WALKER, 29 ¼ perches, Allot 116, £14 15s
Westby WALKER, 9 ½ perches, Allot 103, £11 10s
Westby WALKER, 35 ¼ perches, Allot 97, £22
Westby WALKER, 12 perches, Allot 86, £6
Westby WALKER, 16 ½ perches, Allot 36, £14 2s
Westby WALKER, 12 perches, Allot 83, £6
Westby WALKER, 12 perches, Allot 84, £6
Westby WALKER, 12 perches, Allot 85, £6
Joseph WALFORD, 34 ½ perches, Allot 98, £20 10s
Joseph WALFORD, 16 ½ perches, Allot 76, £12 7s 6p
Joseph WALFORD, 14 ¼ perches, Allot 64, £21
Joseph WALFORD, 6 ¾ perches, Allot 60, £9
Joseph WALFORD, 2 ½ perches, Allot 58, £4
Joseph WALFORD, 2 ¼ perches, Allot 46, £5
Joseph WALFORD, 11 ½ perches, Allot 32, £10 5s
William PIPER, 9 ½ perches, Allot 35, £11 5s
Robert WEBSTER, 7 ¼ perches, Allot 30, £9 10s
Joseph WALFORD, 9 perches, Allot 45, £9
Joseph WALFORD, 36 ½ perches, Allot 48, £13 13s 9p
John POOLE, 25 ½ perches, Allot 49, £9 11s 3p
Stephen SWAIN, 1 rood 13 ½ perches, Allot 4, £31 8s


Government Sale of Forfeited and Vacated Runs sold by auction, as published in the Western Post & Mudgee Newspaper 28 May 1862.

Bligh District
Lot 8 - Tunder, 16,000 acres, upset rent £25. The competition commenced with this lot, and after some spirited bidding it was knowcked down for £105 to Mr. James EDROP.
Lot 9 - Back Marthaguy, 23,000 acres, upset rent £35, to Mr. Edward FLOOD, for £35.
Wellington District
Lot 13 - Emu Plains or Mardaa, 16,000 acres, upset rent £25, to P J & A STREET.
Lot 16 - Trundle East, 16,000 acres, upset rent £25, to W. CUMMINGS
Lot 17 - Trundle South, 16,000 acres, upset rent £25, to W. CUMMINGS
Lot 18- Trundle Lagoon Back Run, 16,000 acres, upset rent £25; for this lot there was some competition, and it was knocked down to Messrs. J & W BYRNES for £65.
Lot 19 - Burdenda, 16,000 acres, upset rent £25; the biddling now became very spirited, and this lot was sold to S F SIMPSON for £115.
Lot 20 - Cuddaldary, 16,000 acres, upset rent £25, S. F. SIMPSON
Lot 21 - East Bogan No. 10, 17,000 acres, upset rent £26, the bidding for this lot was very spirited, and was ultimately bough by E B CORNISH for £155.
Lot 22 - East Bogan, No. 11, 18,000 acres, upset rent £28, to E B CORNISH for £125; there was great competition for this and the next four lots.
Lot 23 - East Bogan, No. 12, 22,500 acres, to E B CORNISH for £170
Lot 24 - East Bogan, No. 13, 22,500 acres, upset rent £35 to HOW, THOMPSON, and Co., for £165
Lot 25 - East Bogan, No. 14, 24,000 acres, upset rent £37 to HOW, THOMPSON and Co. for £175.
Lot 26 - East Bogan, No. 26, 19,000 acres, upset rent £29; this lot was sold subject to a right to select 320acres, on which was erected a woolshed, and was sold to Mr. FURLONGE for £165.
Lot 27 - West Bogan No. 1. 47,000 acres, upset rent £73, to William RAY.
Lot 28 - West Bogan No. 2, 47,500 acres, upset rent £74, to J PENZER and Co. for £85
Lot 29 - West Bogan No. 3, 46,000 acres, upset rent £71, to A H McCULLOCH for £75
Lot 30 - West Bogan, No. 7, 44,500 acres, to A H McCULLOCH for £95
Lot 31 - West Bogan No.8, 50,000 acres, upset rent £78 to G and J PALMER for £160. The competition for this lot and the remaining lots in this district was very brisk.
Lot 32 - West Bogan No. 9, 48,500 acres, upset rent £75, to G and J PALMER for £215.
Lot 33 - West Bogan, No. 10, 48,500 acres, upset rent £75 to A H McCULLOCH, for £220.
Lot 34 - West Bogan, No.11, 48,500 acres, upset rent £75 to E B CORNISH for £215.
Lot 35 - West Bogan, No. 12, 43,500 acres, upset rent £67 to E B CORNISH for £180
Lot 36 - West Bogan No. 13, 43,000 acres, upset rent £67 to HOW, THOMPSON & Co. for £105
Lot 37 - West Bogan No. 14, 44,500 acres, upset rent £69 to HOW, THOMPSON & Co. for £125
Lot 38 - West Bogan No. 15, 45,500 acres, upset rent £71, to A F KERR for £150
Lot 39 - West Bogan No. 18, 35,000 acres, upset rent £54, to Thomas KITE for £195
Lot 40 - West Bogan No. 19, 24,500 acres, upset rent £38, to Thomas KITE for £165
Lot 41 - West Bogan No. 27, 53,000 acres, upset rent £82, to W. FURLONGE for £245
Lot 42 - West Bogan No. 28, 17,000 acres, upset rent £25, to W. FURLONGE for £150
Lot 43 - West Bogan No. 29, 39,000 acres, upset rent £60, to R. STRAHAN for £250

Western Post & Mudgee Newspaper,16 July 1862
Cassilis - July 10th 1862
An accident occurred a few days ago to Sergeant Armstrong of rather a serious nature. He was in the act of bringing his horse home to the table by a halter, when it bolted, and having no power to control the animal, he thought it the most prudent mode to throw himself off; but I regret to add that he sustained a dislocation of the knee joint. It was speedily set right, and he is now fast recovering. Mr. Armstrong during the short period he has been stationed here has put everything to rights, and has afforded at least to this district a convincing proof, so far, of the advantages of the new police Act. That he is "the right man in the right place" is admitted by all classes.
On Saturday last a Mrs. Savage, the wife of a shepherd employed on the Llangollen Estate, was kicked on the face by a horse that her husband was in the act of mounting. For a considerable time the poor woman lay insensible, and it was doubtful whether she would recover, but I am happy tos ay that the only apparent bad consequence is a face severely bruised and disfigured.
On Thursday last Constable Scully apprehended a man calling himself James Hutchinson between Weetiliba and Oakey Creek on a warrant granted by the Cassilis Bench, on a charge of horse-stealing. It appears that James Donnelly, a man in the service of Mr. Plunkett, of Talbragar, lost a horse about six months ago, and happening to fall in with the lost horse in Hutchinson's possession, he demanded his property, but Hutchinson, imagining that possession was nine tenths of the law, refused. Donnelly then proceeded to Cassilis, and Constable Scully very quickly brought the prisoner to the lock-up here. Hutchinson is a mere lad about eighteen years of age, and said to be a native of Mudgee.
On Sunday 45 Chinamen arrived here from the Meroo en route for the Rocky River diggings, a few parties having previously passed this road for the same destination. There appears to be an exodus going on at present from your quarter to the northern diggings, and if this continues your storekeepers will decidedly suffer, as these poor persecuted men leave cash wherever they come.
I see from the Sydney papers that our useful and energetic member, Mr. Dangar, has taken up a very glaring case of blocking up our main road by Mr. Busby, which has been used for the last thirty years. The case can easily be explained: suppose a right angled triangle, the side subtending the right angle being the original line of road, and the new lines of road passing along the other two side, thus causing an extra mile, and that too through deep black soil impassible in wet weather. There is not dobt when the case is laid before the Hon. The Secretary for Lands the obstruction will be instantly ordered to be removed if the good sense of Mr. Busby has not already done so, what common sense dictated should never have been erected. In the meantime any person with an axe may safely force a passage.

Applicants for pre-emptive leases Western Post & Mudgee Newspaper, August 20, 1862

J. TAYLOR, 81 acres, County of Phillip, Parish of Tongbong, Rylstone Land Agency
S. HUBBERD, 40 acres, County of Phillip, On Dairy Swamp, Rylstone, Land Agency
W. TAYLOR, 48 acres, County of Phillup, On Dairy Swamp, Rylstone Land Agency
W. CLARK, 40 acres, County of Phillip, Cox Creek, Rylstone Land Agency
Thomas SHERIDAN, 40 acres, County of Phillip, Year Lowee, Rylstone Land Agency
J. SHERIDAN, 40 acres, County of Phillip, Year Lowee, Rylstone Land Agency
J. TAYLOR, 45 acres 3 roods, County of Phillip, Parish of Tongbong, Rylstone Land Agency.
J. PERRAM, 80 acres, County of Roxburgh, On Oakey Creek, Rylstone Land Agency
E. GILES, 70 acres, County of Roxburgh, Cunningham's Creek, Rylstone Land Agency
E. GILES, 87 acres, County of Roxburgh, Cunningham's Creek, Rylstone Land Agency
Thomas OWEN, 40 Acres, County of Roxburgh, At Combermelon, Rylstone Land Agency
Thomas DONOGHOE, 40 acres, County of Roxburgh, Tongbong, Rylstone Land Agency
Ruben LEADER, 180 acres, County of Roxburgh, Keene's Swamp, Rylstone Land Agency

Accepted Tender for Runs, Western Post & Mudgee Newspaper, August 20, 1862

Alexander McLean, Bligh District, Meri Matong Run, rent £5
Jonathon L. HASSALL, Bligh District, Black Bibbejibbery Run, rent. £5
William RILEY, Bligh District, Weribidde Run, rent £5
Andrew KERR, Wellington District, Back Derribong Run, rent £7 10s

Accepted Tender for Runs - Western Post, October 4, 1862

George WOOD, Bligh District, New Gradgery Run, rent £3 5s
John C BAGOT, Bligh District, Eastern Back Bogenong Run, rent £2 15s
John C BAGOT, Bligh District, Western Back Bogenong Run, rent, £2 15s
E B CORNISH, W W BROCKLEHURST & Arthur KEMMIS, Bligh District, Back East Kidgai Run, rent, £3
E B CORNISH, W W BROCKLEHURST & Arthur KEMMIS, Bligh District, Back West Kidgai Run, rent, £3
Joseph AARONS, Bligh District, Back Warran Run, rent £2 10s
James COLEMAN, Back Polly Brown Run, rent £3 10s

Claims for Pre-emptive Leases - Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper Oct 11, 1862
G H COX, 640 acres lease, 2580 acres freehold, near Merinda, County Wellington, Mudgee Land Agency
W & R REEVES, 540, 300 & 1100 acres lease, 921 acres freehold, near Grattai, County Wellington, Mudgee Land Agency
G ROUSE, 960 acres lease, 643 acres freehold, near Guntawang, County Wellington, Mudgee Land Agency
J DOUGLASS, 640 x 4 acres lease, 804 acres freehold, Macdonald's Creek, County Wellington, Mudgee Land Agency
T J LAWSON, 640 x 3, 960 x 2 acres lease, 5000 acres freehold, near Capertee, County Hunter, Rylstone Land Agency
T J LAWSON, 640 x 6, 700 x 2, 960, 800 acres lease, 4480 acres freehold, near Capertee, County Roxburgh, Rylstone Land Agency
E DOWD, 810 acres lease, 270 acres freehold, Parish of Tongbong, County Phillip, Rylstone Land Agency
E K COX, 740 acres lease, 400 acres freehold, near Tommy Tommy, County Phillip, Rylstone Land Agency
E K COX, 960 x 7, 640,x 3, 900, 800, 1000, 1240 acres lease, nil freehold, near Tongbong, County Phillip, Rylstone Land Agency
G TAILBY, 960 x 2 acres lease, 640 acres freehold, near Jolly's Downfall, County Phillip, Rylstone Land Agency
E K COX, 960 acres lease, 320 acres freehold, near Brymaire, County Roxburgh, Rylstone Land Agency
J AARONS, jnr, 640 x 11, 700, 960 x2, 1200 x 2, 740, 720 x 2 acres lease, 16,652 acres freehold, near Montefiore, County Bligh, Wellington Land Agency
Isaac REID, 640, 1000 acres lease, 774 acres freehold, near Trianbil, County Wellington, Wellington Land Agency

Mudgee Permanent Investment and Building Society (as in Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper Oct 11, 1862)

Trustees: T H SINDEN, Esq. Mauor; Alderman M'CAULEY; Alderman READFORD.
Directors: Mr. D CASSIN (Chairman); Mr. Henry TEBBUTT; Mr H A SWANN; Mr A SCOTT; Mr R W CONWAY, Mr G E SHETTLE.
Survey Committee: Mr G KELMAN; Mr W TULLOCH; Mr W F STANBURY.

Court of Appeal against Municipal Assessments - Western Post & Mudgee Newspaper Oct 18, 1862

John WILLIS, house and forge in Market-street, rated at £30 - no reduction allowed.
H REUBENS, two houses in Church-street, rated at £25 each - reduced to £20.
S. FOWLER, house in Inglis-street, rated at £20 - no reduction made
W. HOWARTH, house in Short-street, rated at £121 - reduced to £52
S. FOWLER, garden, rated at £50 - reduced to £40.
M H LYONS, land in Market-street, £20 - reduced to £10
National School, rated at £26 - reduced to £1
W LESTER, shop, Market-street, rated at £25 - no reduction allowed
T CLUFF, two houses in Gladstone-street, £10 each - no reduction allowed.
T CLUFF, three hoises in Douro-street, £15 each - reduced to £10 each.
T CLUFF, one at £25 per year - no reduction made.

Land Agents as in Western Post & Mudgee Newspaper, October 18, 1862

Balranald - H SHEIL
Bathurst - J B RICHARDS
Condobolin - R R MITCHELL
Coonabarabran - C J PEGUS
Dubbo - G SPRING
Hartley - T BROWN
Molong - J J DAVIES
Orange - W T EVANS
Penrith - R BROOKS
Rylstone - W W ARMSTRONG
Sofala - H BRIDSON
Tambaroora - J COX
Wellington - H D DUNLOP (temporary)
Windeyer - J G L SCOTT

Applicants for purchase of land - Western Post & Mudgee Newspaper Oct 22, 1862

Joseph WALFORD, 9 ¾ perches, Town of Sofala, Allotment 34, appraised value £8 15s
William BURROWS ATKINSON, 5 perches, Town of Sofala, Allotment 112, appraised value £7 10s
Christopher FLYNN, 36 ¾ perches, Town of Sofala, Allotment 105, appraised value £20 15s
Thomas O'CONNOR, 18 ¼ perches, Town of Sofala, Allotment 81, appraised value £9 2s 6p
John WILSON, 6 perches, Town of Sofala, Allotment 69, appraised value £12 10s
Jacob NELSON, 16 ¾ perches, Town of Sofala, Allotment 77, appraised value £12 10s
Westby WALKER, 11 ¾ perches, Town of Sofala, Allotment 33, appraised value £10 10s
Isaac ROBERTS, 5 ¼ perches, Town of Sofala, Allotment 67, appraised value £10 10s
John GALE, 11 perches, Town of Sofala, Allotment 63, appraised value £20
William FANNING and Frederick FANNING, 170 acres, On the Richmond River, Portion XII, appraised value £170

Western Post & Mudgee Newspaper October 29, 1862

From the fourteenth report of the Commissioners of National Education in New South Wales for the year 1861:
Number on rolls - 17 boys, 14 girls, average attendance 13 boys, 10 girls
The punctuality, regularity, cleanliness, order, and government are tolerable. The general tone of the school is not, however, prepossessing; its defects are apparent, but there are slight signs of improvement since the appointment of the present teacher. The subjects are, necessarily, very elementary, and they are not sufficiently skillful. The teacher has been only a short time in charge. The pupils have been injudiciously classed, and their proficiency, in consequence, appears to a disadvantage. Little if any, real progress has been made within the year.

Number on rolls - 30 boys, 32 girls, average attendance 20 boys, 25 girls.
The punctuality and regularity are reasonably satisfactory, and the demeanour and conduct of the pupils have been well regulated. The moral character of this school is of such a kind as to afford pleasure to an inspector in its examination. The ordinary subjects are so taught as to make them form the ground work of a good and useful education. The methods are generally judicious. The proficiency of the pupils is fair. Very respectable progress has been made within the year.

Number on rolls - 22 boys, 26 girls, average attendance 19 boys, 21 girls
A very suitable schoolroom, well furnished; its material state is very fair. The punctuality and regularity are fair, and the manners and demeanour of the pupils have evidently been well regulated; a well defined course of discipline has been introduced; the moral character of the school is good. The subjects, though very elementary, are yet appropriate. They accord, on the whole, with the Table of Minumum attainments. The methods of instruction are rather mechanical. The pupils do not seem to have been made to think; the style of questioning is not quite suitable. The progress made by the pupils is, on the whole, reasonably fair. The school has not been long in operation.

The material state of the school is tolerable, a considerable sum of money having been expended during the year upon repairs. The pupils are neither regular nor punctual in attendance; in every other respect, however, the moral tone of the school is satisfactory.

Number on rolls - 10 boys, 12 girls, average attendance 9 boys, 10 girls.
The furniture is insufficient in quantity, in bad condition, and entirely unsuitable. There are no articles of apparatus, and the building is in very bad repair. This is the worst organized school I have ever witnessed. The cleanliness, order, and government of this school are very indifferent. Its moral tone is very low. The mere elements of some of the ordinary subjects have been introduced. The methods scarcely deserve the name. The proficiency of the pupils is very small. About one-half of the small number in attendance know little beyond the mrere elements of reading, writing, and arithmetic, and the other half exhibit no knowledge of a practical character.

Number on rolls - 111 boys, 90 girls, average attendance 98 boys, 76 girls.
Boys - This is an excellent schoolroom in very good repair. It is well furnished in every respect. The punctuality, regularity, cleanliness, and order are satisfactory. The school is skillfully governed. Is moral tone is very good. The subjects are appropriate. They accord with the Table of Minimum Attainments, which has been often reached and sometimes surpassed. The instruction is more effective, more calculated to produce satisfactory results, than I have hitherto known it to be. In point of extent and completeness the proficiency of the pupils is all that could be reasonably desired.
Girls - The moral character of this school is all that could be reasonably desired. T he subjects are appropriate, and a fair attempt has been made to carry them out to the extent required by the Table of Minimum Attainments. The methods are on the whole fair. Making allowance for the insufficiency of teaching power, as compared with the other departments of the Model School, the progress made is reasonably satisfactory.
Infants - There is a necessity for the building of a suitable infant school, as the present one does not suffice for the accommodation of the pupils. In all other respects it is very well organized. The moral tone of this school is extremely pleasing. Al the subjects proper to infant schools are well taught. The methods are highly appropriate, being well calculated to develop the mental faculties of the pupils. The progress made is, on the whole, satisfactory.

Number on rolls - 16 boys, 12 girls, average attendance, 12 boys, 9 girls.
On the whole the moral character of this school is below the average. The school has now been so long in operation that something more than the real elements of the ordinary subjects should be expected to form a portion of the daily instruction. The methods are faulty in many respects. The teacher is deficient in system. The absolute knowledge possessed by the pupils is very small. Little, if any, real progress has been made during the year.

Number on rolls - 29 boys, 9 girls, average attendance, 17 boys, 5 girls.
This school is tolerably well organized. If the pupils were more punctual, and more regular in attendance, the moral character of the school might be styled fair. The subjects, in general, accord with the Table of Minimum Attainments, and the methods are skilful and as satisfactory as could be expected from a trained teacher. Fair progress has been made since the appointment of the present teacher. The proficiency is tolerably satisfactory.

Number on rolls - 11 boys, 25 girls, average attendance 8 boys, 14 girls.
The punctuality and regularity are fair, and the manners and demeanour of the pupils are properly regulated. The attainments of the pupils are very low. The school has been only a few months in operation. It is a promising one.

Applications to purchase land - Western Post & Mudgee Newspaper November 8, 1862

James WARMSLEY, 25 acres, at Wiseman's Ferry, Appraised value £25

Town of Windeyer:
John SMITH, 1 acre, 3 roods, 1 ½ perches, Allot 1, Section 1, appraised value £14 1s 6p
John SMITH, 2 acres, 3 roods, 2 perches, Allot 2, Section 1, appraised value £27 12s 6p
William MULHOLLAND, 1 rood, 8 ½ perches, Allot 1, Section 3, appraised value £4 17s
William MULHOLLAND, 1 rood, 34 ¾ perches, Allot 4, Section 4, appraised value £9 7s
James KEPPLE, 2 acres, 12 perches, Allot 3, Section 3, appraised value £33 4s
Richard YEO, 31 ½ perches, Allot 5, Section 4, appraised value £4 14s 6p
Michael SLIMITH/SHMITH ?, 1 rood, 5 ¾ perches, Allot 6, Section 4, appraised value £6 17s 3p

Frederick WINGRAVE, 2 acres, 3 roods, District of Windeyer, Portion 25, appraised value £11

Town of Hargraves
Thomas CHAPPELL, 1 acre, 3 roods, 33 perches, appraised value £23 9s 6p
Joseph E BUGG, 14 ½ perches, Allot 4, section 3, appraised value £3 12s 6p
Joseph E BUGG, 14 ½ perches, Alllot 6, section 3, appraised value £3 12s 6p
Joseph E BUGG, 24 perches, Allot 5, section 3, appraised value £6
Joseph E BUGG, 16 ¾ perches, Allot 3, section 3, appraised value £4 4s
Joseph E BUGG, 14 ¾ perches, Allot 2, section 3, appraised value £3 14s
Phillip D TURNER, 25 ¼ perches, Allot 8 section 3, appraised value £6 6s 6p
Francis WARRY, 5 ¼ perches, Allot 1 section 4, appraised value £2 1s
Francis WARRY, 15 ¼ perches, Allot 7, section 4, appraised value £3 16s
Francis WARRY, 9 ½ perches, Allot 8, section 4, appraised value £3 14s
Francis WARRY, 2 roods, Allot 3, section 5, appraised value £15
Francis WARRY, 1 rood, 8 perches, Allot 2, section 22, appraised value £3 12s
Frederick UNSWORTH, 12 ¾ perches, Allot 6, section 4, appraised value £3 3s
Alexander NELSON, 18 ½ perches, Allot 11, section 4, appraised value £4 12s 6p
C D STREET, 2 roods, 11 ½ perches, Allot 2, section 7, appraised value £6 17s 3p
Grace HOLMES, 38 ¾ perches, Allot 2, Section 21, appraised value £2 18s
Grace HOLMES, 1 rood, 14 ¼ perches, Allot 1, section 13, appraised value £2 14s 3p
Michael DAWSON, 3 roods, 9 ½ perches, Allot 3, section 18, appraised value £6 9s 6p
Thomas SPRATT, 1 rood, 24 perches, Allot 4, section 18, appraised value £3 4s
Thomas SPRATT, 2 roods, 2 ½ perches, Allot 2, section 19, appraised value £5 2s 3p
J B STAIN, 1 rood, 36 ¼ perches, Allot 1, section 21, appraised value £3 12s
G H BRYANT, 1 rood, 9 perches, Allot 3, section 21, appraised value £3 13s 6p
Curry M'LAUGHLIN, 1 rood, 7 ½ perches, Allot 4, section 23, appraised value £3 11s 3p
Curry M'LAUGHLIN, 33 ¾ perches, Allot 5, section 23, appraised value £2 10s 6p
George PEDDER, 1 rood, 22 ½ perches, Allot 6, section 23, appraised value £3 14s
John HOGAN, 2 roods, Allot 3, section 26, appraised value £5
James LESLIE, 2 roods, Allot 1, section 7, appraised value £7 10s
James LESLIE, 4 acres, 2 roods, 5 ½ perches, Portion 4, appraised value £68 0s 3p

Pre-emptive leases - Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper Nov 8, 1862

F ROACH, 40 acres, County Phillip, Parish of Dabee, Rylstone Land Agency
D COOK, 40 acres, County Phillip, At Green Hills Swamp, Rylstone Land Agency

List of Subscribers collected by Mrs King for the puchase of a dogcart for the rev. James Gunther - Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper Dec 3, 1862


Forfeited Runs - Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper Dec 10, 1862

William ANTHONY, Bligh District, Ellong Ellong Run
James HEALY, Bligh District, Marthagi Creek Run
Richard JACKSON, Bligh District, Bundobering Run
W. RILEY Jnr, Bligh District, Bundegool Run
RILEY and BLOOMFIELD, Bligh District, Callerinai Run
RILEY and BLOOMFIELD, Bligh District, Narrowin Run
Miss E A BLACKMAN, Wellington District, Bulgie Run
John BLEKEMORE, Wellington District, Curra Run
MURNANE and FANNING, Wellington District, Back Hermitage, East Run
A M'KENZIE, Wellington District, Meadows Run
Edward QUIN, Wellington District, Albert Waterhole Run
John READFORD, Wellington District, East Bogan No. 15 Run
John SMITH, Wellington District, Boree Cabonne Run
John SMITH, Wellington District, Boreenore Run
Patrick SULLIVAN, Wellington District, Back Billy Bangbone Run
James TWADDELL, Wellington District, Back Darowbalgie Run
Thomas WAGSTAFF, Wellington District, Warraberry Run

Additional subscriptions received to relieve distress in the manufacturing districts of the UK - Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper - Dec 17, 1862

W. BISHOP; Mrs. WARREN; F. COX, Menah Flat; J W HARDWICK, JP, Rylstone; William WILKINS, Cudgegong; R LOWE Esq., JP;

Collected by G ROUSE, Esq., Biragamble

Collected from the establishment of George H Cox, Esq.

Collected by Mr. ATKINSON
__EDWARDS; H H; __HATTON; Mrs. NORRIS, Oaky Creek

Collected by Alexander FERGUSON, Esq.

Collected by Alex. M'GREGOR, Esq., Merigal

Collected by Thomas ADAMS and Elijah HARVEY, Green Swamp

Collected by Charles WHITFIELD. Long Creek

Collected by Mr F H SYMES, Merrendee
John LAHY; F J SUMES; Michael JONES; William GUINAN; Francis COX; James PAUIING; Richard MORROW; William CARROLL; William HANDS; John HARRIS; Samuel THOMPSON; Thomas GREEN; Henry WHITE; Henry FLETCHER; William MARTIN; Thomas GREENWAY; Ferdinand JOHANSEN; William HARRISS; H SHORT; Thomas FREEMAN; Mary Ann LAHY; Joseph WILLIAMS; Hollow JAMES; John CANNING; Thomas EDWARDS; Mrs. NASH; John COTTRELL; James TOEY; John HIRD; Robert MARTIA; John LAKE, Burrendong; T J DAWSON; John BLUNDEN; Mrs. ALLEN; Mrs BEAKEN; John EDWARDS; Mrs. HERREN; Mr. HERREN; Miss E HERREN; Miss H HERREN; Master J HERREN; Master John HERREN; Nat. LAWRENCE; Walter WARNER; __ FETTS

Conversion of Pastoral Leases, Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper Dec 27 - 1862

Wellington District
H E HOLLAND, West Bogan No. 4 Run
H E HOLLAND, West Bogan, No. 5 Run
C PERKS and J PINE, West Bogan No. 6 Run
HOW, WALKER and Co., East Bogan No. 7 Run
HOW, WALKER and Co., East Bogan, No. 8 Run
E B CORNISH, East Bogan, No. 9 Run

Subscriptions to Mudgee Christmas Races - Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper Dec 31, 1862

Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper Jan 10, 1863
Best wishes to departing Constable, Philip Dean Turner, of Louisa Creek by:

Poundkeepers - Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper Jan 14, 1863

James WALSH, Mudgee Pound, Mudgee Police District
James M'COY, Hartley Pound, Hartley Police District
John BROOKS, Carcoar Pound, Carcoar Police District
Wm. FLETCHER and J GRANT, Canowindra Pound, Carcoar Police District
Wm. MOORE, Cowra Pound, Carcoar Police District
Thos. DAVIS, Blayney Pound, Carcoar Police District
W T EVANS, Blackman's Swamp Pound, Orange Police District
Thos. NEVILLE, Molong Pound, Molong Police District
John STANLEY, Bathurst Pound, Bathurst Police District
James CASSIDY, Kelso Pound, Bathurst Police District
John BYWATER, Kirkconn'll Pound, Bathurst Police District
Joseph TALYOR, Tombong Swamp Pound, Rylstone Police District
Joseph TAYLOR, Rylstone Pound, Rylstone Police District
Arch. MURDOCH, Louisa Creek Pound, Louisa Creek Police District
James GOULD, Talbragar Pound, Cassilis Police District
James CULLEN, T'mbaroora Pound, T'mbaroora Police District
Josh. WYTHERS, Stoney Cr'k Pound, Stoney Cr'k Police District
Michael O'SHEA, Montefiores Pound, Wellington Police District
W WYATT and Danl. SOANE, Dubbo Pound, Dubbo Police District
James & John MITCHELL, Oakey Cr'k Pound, Dubbo Police District
Michl. O'KEEFE, Sutton F'rst Pound, Dubbo Police District
D FERGUSON, Muswellbrook Pound, Muswellbrook Police District
J WEST, Merton Pound, Muswellbrook Police District
Wm. MUNRO, Merriwa Pound, Cassilis Police District
Edw. ROCHE, Wee Waa Pound, Wee Waa Police District
Chris. FLYNN, Sofala Pound, Sofala Police District
D. COCKBURN, Coonabarabran Pound, Coonabarabran Police District
W ROBINSON, Wellington Pound, Wellington Police District

Land Sales - Country Lots Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper January 31, 1863

J SWORDS - Lot B, portion 2 - I, 54a 3r., county of Phillip, 30s per acree; on and near the road from Mudgee to Maitland; Lot C, portion 2 - II, 49a 1r, county of Phillip, 31s per acre; on and near the road from Mudgee to Maitland.
Silas SHUTE - Lot D, portion 2-III, 79a 3r, county of Phillip, 34s per acre; on and near the road from Mudgee to Mailtand
W. SAUNDRY - Lot E, portion 2 - IV, 61a 1r, county of Phillip, 21s per acre; on and near the road from Mudgee
J ELSTON - Lot F, portion 2 - V, 39a 3r, county of Phillip, £2 11s per acre; on and near the road from Mudgee
H W BLOOMFIELD - Lot H, portion 2 - VI, county of Phillip, upset price (£1) per acre; near Botobolar, about 12 miles north-easterly from Mudgee
James MARA - Lot L, portion 2 - XIV, 24a, on Spring Creek,near its junction with Wollar Creek, withdrawn, selected by James Mara; Lot M, portion 2 - XV, 24a on Spring Creek, near its junction with Wollar Creek, withdrawn, selected by James Mara.
J A H PRICE - Lot N, portion 136, 29a 1r 7p, 22s per acre, county of Wellington, parish of Mudgee, about 2 miles north-westerly from Mudgee, adjacent to Knox's and Price's portions.
G HOSKING - Lot O, portion 137, 22a, county of Wellington, parish of Mudgee, 21s per acre, about 2 miles north westerly from Mudgee, adjacent to Knox's and Price's portions.

Title Deeds ready for delivery Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper Jan 31, 1863

John ARTHUR, Macquarie, 64a, portion 44 (1122)
John ASHTON, Bligh, 26a 1r, portion 1-II (1138)
Geo. BUCK, Dubbo, 36a 3r, portion 53 (3713)
Alfred BURNS, Rylstone, 2r, allotment 15, section 9 (3801)
Oliver BENETT, Merriwa, 2r, allotment 4 of section 3 (3920)
William BOWMAN, Talbragar (3925; 6926; 6927)
John BRENNON, Talbragar (3932)
Wm. BRAGGETT, Talbragar (3940; 3941)
Wm. BIRD, Macquarie (3970)
N P BAYLY, Lawson's Creek (3982; 4004; 4005; 4006; 4007; 4008; 4009)
John BARTON, Pipeclay Creek (3989)
John BARTON, Phillip (4051)
S A BLACKMAN, Phillip (4063; 4064)
Rosanna BYRNES, Tumbarumba (4088)
Michael BLAKE, Tumbarumba (4089; 4090)
Elizabeth BLACKMAN, Philip (4107)
Constantine A BUTLER, Wellington (4108)
William BOWMAN, Wellington (4109)
N P BAYLY, Phillip (4111 to 4134 inclusive)
John BARKER and John EZZY, Namoi River (4162)
John CALF, Windeyer (4039)
Edward COX, Cox's Angles (4057); River Cudgegong (4058)
Jas. CRONIN, Merriwa (4059)
Patrick CRONIN, jun, Merriwa (4060)
Edward COX, Cox's Creek (4064); Bong Bong (4065)
John CASSIDY, Talbragar (4075)
George COHEN, Talbragar (4076)
Richard CROKE, Wellington (4078)
Wm. COLEMAN, Wellington (4117; 4118)
R. CROSSING, Grattai (4119; 4120) Wellington (4186)
Edward COVER, Grattai (4130)
Fred E COMPTON, Tumbarumba (4181; 4182)
Anastasia CRONAN, Merriwa (4184)
Wm. CURNOW, Mudgee (4190)
Jas. CAREW, Mudgee (4194)
Gerard COOPER, Mudgee (4195)
John DICKSON and Henry BURROWS, Coonamble (1966; 1967; 1968)
James DALEY, Green Swamp (2043; 2046)
Robt. DARLEY, Orange (2061)
John DOUGLAS, Green Swamp (2069)
John DONNELLY, Spring Flat (2071; 2072)
James B DALY, Louisa Creek (2108)
Wm. ELLIOT, Talbragar (682)
Robt. FITZGERALD, Carwell Creek (1568); Thistle Flat (1569; 1570; 1571)
Adolph GOLDMAN, Narrabri (2013 to 2023 inclusive)
Benj. GAWTHORNE, Lawson's Creek (2064)
Wm. GOSSAGE, Phillip (2066)
Benj. GEDDES, Orange (2071)
Lewis GRANT, Merriwa (2085)
J W HARDWICK, Rylstone (3420)
Thomas HUXLEY, Narrabri (3481, 3482, 3483)
Charles HUXLEY, Narrabri (3484, 3485, 3486, 3487, 3488)
John HEALY, Pipeclay Creek (3556)
Wm. B HARDY, Budgee Budgee (3559)
Jas. HALL, Orange (3575)
Charles HARDY, Mudgee (3609)
Patrick HOGAN, Mudgee (3620)
Allen JOHNSTON, Wellington (989)
Edw. JOHNSON, Orange (1007)
Michael KELLY, Mudgee (1057)
Matilda KNIGHT, Merriwa (1059)
John A KNOX, Mudgee (1071)
Edward LONG, Tambaroora (1603, 1604, 1605)
Catherine LYNCH, Harley (1629)
Thomas LONSDALE, Mudgee (1630)
Jane LITTLE, Mudgee (1631)
Geo. LEWIS, Narrabri (1716,1717)
George C MARSHALL, Narrabri (3493,3464,3495)
John MEERE, Narrabri (3496,3497)
Adam MURRAY, Wellington (3511,3512)
John MARSHALL, Macquarie (3537, 3538)
C M"CARTHY, Mudgee (2187, 2188)
Mary C M'CAULEY, Mudgee (2192,2193,2194)
Denis M'GUINN, Wellington (2196)
Michael M'DERMOTT, Wellington (2197)
Jas NOWLAND, Gunnedah (675-681 inclusive)
Henry NEVELL and E READFORD, Roxburgh (729)
E A NARDIN, Keen's Swamp (730)
John PALMER, Tambaroora (1715, 1716)
Edward POTTS, Merriwa (1747)
Daniel PRASS, Orange (1749)
John A H PRICE, Mudgee (1791)
S PATECEL, J GUNTHER, and J PHILLIPS, Sawpitt Gully (1804,1805)
Patrick QUINN, Narrabri (162-180 inclusive)
Isaac REID, Wellington (2225,2226,2227)
John G RENATEAU, Tambaroora (2248)
Edw. READFORD, Warren (2253 to 2257 inclusive)
F L RILEY, Gunnedah (2275,2276)
John READY, Narrabri (2285)
Wm. RAINS, Talbragar (2321)
Edwin ROUSE, Cooyal Creek (2322)
C ROSS, Talbragar (2323)
Maurice RING, Wellington (2325)
Robt. RAYNER, head of Meroo Creek (2362)
Richard REEVES, Wellington (2384)
Hernry R REUBEN, Mudgee (2423)
Samuel SMITH, Mudgee (2872,2873)
W SMITH and H MATTHEWS, Walgett (2906, 2907, 2935 to 2940 inclusive)
Christopher SLACK, Tambaroora (2908)
Jos. Thos. SLACK, Tambaroora (2909)
Wm. F. SLACK, Jun, Tambaroora (2910)
Thos. SMITH, Tambaroora (2911)
Jas. SAMUELS, Warren (2926, 2927)
Richard B SIMS, Warren (2933,2934)
Matthias SMITH, Narrabri (2956)
G H STRONG, Gunnedah (2957, 2958)
Geo. SAWYER, Narrabri (2966)
John SPRATT, Merriwa (3024, 3025)
Richard B SIMS, Warren (3027)
John SMITH, Wellington (3064)
W L and S SPENCER, Ironbark (3131)
Catherine THOMSON, Gunnedah (1396)
Stephen TUCKER, Windoyer (1414 to 1417 inclusive)
Wm. TUITE, Merriwa (1457)
Catherine TAYLOR, Gunnedah (1473)
William WADE, Tambaroora (2419 to 2423 inclusive)
Geo. WHITE, Coonamble (2440, 2507, 2508)
Elizabeth WALTON, Rylstone (2451,2452)
Wm. WILSON, Wellington (2502)
Jos. WATTS, Orange (2594, 2595)
Wm. WHITTAKER, Tambaroora (2658)
John WALL, Mudgee (2643)

Western Post July 1861

July 3, 1861

At her residence, Gladstone-street, the wife of Mr William RANWELL, of the Western Post, of a son.

Monday July 1st
Before the Police Magistrate and E MARLAY, Esq.
John BURGESS v E CARTER - £3 for a promissory note. Mr. CLARKE for plaintiff, Mr. BRODRIBB for defendant. John BURGESS swore that CARTER had given the note of hand for money lent. The body of the note was in his (BURGESS) handwriting, the signature was CARTER's. E CARTER denied all knowledge of the note; he could only write "after a fashion". Since 1858 he had left it to his son to sign all receipts and notes of hand. W G CARTER had signed a great many receipts for his father; did not know the signature on the note in question; it was not his own writing, and it did not look like his father's. The Magistrates having requested CARTER, sen., to sign his name, it was, on comparing it with the signature on the note, so similar that they gave a verdict for the amount, remarking that perjury had most certainly been committed one way or the other.
LAVERS v R SHAW - £7 8s 6d for goods sold and delivered. No presentation.
LAVERS v D BUTLER - £2 13s 5d for goods sold and delivered. Verdict £2 1s 6d amount paid into Court.
LAVERS v W ROBINS - £2 15s 10d, promissory note due. Not served.
LAVERS v Wallace BAYLY - £3 15s good sold. No parties.
M LAMROCK v T WEBSTER - £5 promissory note. Verdict £5 and £2 costs.
G WALKER v T WEBSTER - £1 19s 6d hay sold. Verdict for plaintiff and £2 costs.
John DICKSON v T WEBSTER - £1 11s 6d goods sold. Verdict for plaintiff and £2 costs.
W KING v W HATTON - £3 for medical attendance. Struck out - not sufficient notice given.
T MILLER v J and W BURGESS - £6 1s 6d due for rent of land. Mr. CLARK for BURGESS. E CARTER said he appeared as agent for MILLER, late of Muswellbrook, now a resident on the "salt water", he being on his way "home". BURGESS rented a house in Perry-street, adjoining was a vacant piece of land which he had let to him at a rental of 1s per week; he afterwards raised the rent to 2s 6d per week. The land had since been sold to MILLER the stonemason, whom he wished to call as a witness. F D MILLER said he had purchased the land of T MILLER; he did not recognize CARTER as the agent and knew nothing about the agreement with BURGESS. Mr. BURGESS swore he had paid all that was due, and put in a receipt signed by CARTER for the amount free of all demands. Mr. CLARK applied for a nonsuit on the ground that CARTER was not a properly appointed agent; that he had no authority to increase the rent, and even supposing he had he had not given proper notice. Verdict for defendant.
G THOMPSON v A B COX - £5 10s wages due. Postponed till July 9th to enable Mr. COX to produce a book containing the agreement.
J CWILLIAMS v M KEARNEY - £5 17s 2d for order and interest. Defendant admitted the debts and asked for two months to pay the amount. Verdict £5 17s 2d. Costs £1 5s 6d.
J C WILLIAMS v H ALBURY - £6 14s 8d for goods sold. Defendant not appearing, a verdict was given for the amount and costs.
J C WILLIAMS v J SAUNDERS - £1 17s 6d for goods sold. Verdict for the amount and costs.
Ann COHEN v T HEALY, both of Pipe Clay - £1 6s 3d promissory note. Mr. CLARKE for defendant. The amount claimed was a balance due being part of the price of two pigs sold to defendant, who denied the delivery of one of the pigs, which had been hunted to death by some drunken friends of Mrs. COHEN, who after it fell down got HEALY to bleed it to save its life. The pig, however, died through the ill usage, and was scalded, scraped and salted by Mrs. COHEN; it, however, turned so green that she was unable to sell it. HEALY swore the other pig was alive in plaintiff's stye. The evidence was so contradictory that the case was eventually dismissed.
E BAYLEY v J SHEPHERD - 5s the value of a sheepskin given to defendant to tan on account of its superior staple, and which it was alleged was spoilt by the defendant colouring it without orders. Withdrawn.
J MADDIGAN v J BARRY - £2 16s for fencing eight rods of land. Mr. BARRY said that the land belonged to his daughter; he had not seen the fence, and that if it was not better than some he had seen put up by plaintiff, it was not worth the money. Postponed till Tuesday week to allow Mr. BARRY to inspect it.
J and W BURGESS v J NEATE - £3 16s for goods sold. Settled out of Court.
J and W BURGESS v W LYNES - £1 2s for goods sold. Amount paid into Court.
W GORE v P M'GRATH - £9 12s 6d for work done. Mr. CLARKE for plaintiff, Mr. BRODRIBB for defendant. The parties went together to Sydney for loading. GORE not being able to obtain any, an agreement was made that M'GRATH should purchase a quantity of corn which should be taken to Mudgee on GORE's dray, who was to be allowed a share of the profits. M'GRATH advanced money on the road. The corn not realizing so much as was expected, the speculation failed. GORE consequently claimed the amount of carriage, which M'GRATH refused to pay on the ground that he had not arranged to that effect. The case occupied the court a long time, and ended in favour of the defendant.
J DICKSON v W SANDRY - £6 17s 6d agistment and price of a horse collar. Mr. DICKSON said he had made an agreement with SANDRY respecting the cultivation of a farm. SANDRY was allowed pasturage for two horses or cows and was to pay for any extra ones; finding more in the paddock than the number allowed he spike t him on the subject and told him he should charge 2s 6d per head, and sent in a bill for the amount. SANDRY said he had returned the collar a day or two after receiving the summons; it was none the worse for the two years wear. He acknowledged having had three or four more cows in the paddock to keep them away from the ricks, which were not secured with a proper fence. Verdict for defendant.
Michael DILLON v R F JACKSON - £10 for work done. Postponed until 9th of July.
Hugh DOUGHERTY v H TEBBUTT - £6 for hay sold. Mr. TEBBUTT said - he was quite willing to pay the amount provided plaintiff could prove the delivery; he was in Sydney at the time and knew nothing about it. Not having put in a plea, the Court gave a verdict for the amount.
C B LOWE v J McKENZIE - for £5 15s. Verdict for plaintiff.

FIRE AT DUNMORE - On Sunday afternoon, at about half past three o'clock, a fire broke out on the premises of Mr. John MITCHELL, at Dunmore, destroying a stack of hay and a stack of straw to the value of about £25 or £30. The fire is supposed to have commenced through the carelessness of some persons smoking between the stacks; and it was well nigh proving serious, for about nine yards from the stacks was situated a hay shed, containing some 40 tons of hay, 600 bushels of maize, some farm implements, &c., and being worth in all some £500. There was a heavy southerly wind at the time and shed was once partially ignited; but by the prompt and very energetic assistance of neighbours, the fire was extinguished. Mr. MITCHELL was not present at the commencement of the conflagration. - Maitland Mercury.

Persons found trespassing on any of Mr. FITZGERALD's runs, driving off cattle or stock of any kind, without giving the necessary information to the undersigned, will be prosecuted.
James CAITHNESS, Overseer, Daby Farm.

TO Journeyman Shoemakers
Wanted by the Undersigned, Two Light Workmen and a Closer. To efficient tradesmen good wages and full employment. John BOYE, Dubbo, June 26.

£6 Reward
Lost, supposed to have been stolen, a Chestnut Horse, with a white blaze down face, two hind feet white, branded TL on off shoulder, RP on near shoulder. If stolen, £6 will be paid on conviction of thief, otherwise £1 on the horse being restored to Mr. BARTON, publican, Pipeclay, or John HING, Pipeclay.

Mr. SLACK has been appointed agent for "The Western Post and Mudgee Newspaper".

July 6th, 1861

Tuesday, July 2nd
Before Mr. Justice DOWLING
Barristers present: Mr. HOLROYD, instructed by Mr. BRODRIBB; Mr. WINDEYER, instructed by Mr. TEMPLETON.
WILTON v DARE - £4 12s Postponed till next sitting by consent.
WILSTON v ASHTON - £35 6s 6d for promissory note. Verdict for plaintiff and costs.
CHRISTIAN v MORAN - settled.
SINDEN v BATES - Promissory note, £25 13s 6d. Verdict for plaintiff and costs.
BAYLY v O'BRIEN - postponed till next sitting.
JUPP v BLOODSWORTH - Postponed till next sitting. No service.
KENNEDY and another v. NEW - settled.
SHUTTLEWORTH v KNIGHT - Account for goods sold and delivered. Verdict for plaintiff and costs.
DICKSON and Another v KIRKNESS - £28 8s 6d for goods sold. Verdict for plaintiff
LAMONT v JAMES - £11 9s 11d for goods sold. Verdict for plaintiff.
BURGESS v WOOD - settled
SINDEN v KIRKNESS - £15 promissory note. Verdict for plaintiff.
WILIAMS v A TEOU - £21 18s 1d promissory note. Verdict for plaintiff.
REUBEN v RYAN - £16 0s 9d for goods sold. Verdict for plaintiff.
BRYANT v JAMES - £14 19s 7d for goods sold. Verdict for plaintiff.
BRYANT v FORSTER - not served.
WILTON v ARNOLD - not served.
HARDY v LYONS - settled
STA_NS v GUINAN - settled.
VAN ROSSUM v BARNES - This was an action for £15 for drugs sold. Mr. HOLROYD for plaintiff. Mr. WINDEYER for defendant.
John J VAN ROSSUM, from Holland, said - in April last he sold to defendant a quantity of drugs for £15; a day or two after the delivery of the articles he called for the money, and was paid £7 on account, and was told by BARNES to call again for the balance, as he though the things were short in quantity and that he should require an allowance made. The nest time he called he consented to deduct £2 for the deficiency in the articles, and signed a receipt for the money, which he handed to BARNES, expecting, as a matter of course, that he would at once "touch" the money; instead of which, he was told he was indebted to the shop. He acknowledged owing something to BARNES' predecessor. Shortly after he saw Mr. BARNES and Mr. T MILLS together, when he asked defendant either to pay the balance or else return the receipt, the answer he received was "go to Court". Cross-examined by Mr. WINDEYER: There was a "composition" at the time about a pair of scales, for which he had made an allowance. Had previously given a bill of sale for the goods to Mr. BLACKMAN. Had no authority to sell, but had given Mr. BLACKMAN notice that he had parted with the stock. Could not say when the things were purchased; there were odds and ends of some fifty sorts of drugs, which were useful to him as a physician.
Thomas MILLS, innkeeper, was present in May when VAN ROSSUM was claiming a sum of money which BARNES said he had paid with money and a contra account. VAN ROSSUM owed him (MILLS) £3; hearing BARNES was about paying him money, he asked him draw an order on him, so that he might deduct the amount due to him. He was disappointed; VAN ROSSUM persuaded him to pay the amount in full, promising to settle the £3 in a day or two, which he failed to do. The money was still owing. Mr. BARNES was put into the box for the defence, and said that he should not have take the goods had not VAN ROSSUM owed him money. He agreed to give £15 for a quantity of drugs, many of which plaintiff failed to deliver; he consequently demanded 56s should be deducted for the deficiency, and gave an order on MILLS for part payment. The drugs were very indifferent; he would not have taken them had VAN ROSSUM not been indebted to him; knowing he had but a poor chance of obtaining his money, he thought it would be better to have the drugs on his shelves than the debt in his book. VAN ROSSUM having contracted the debt before defendant had possession of the ship, the set-off could not be allowed.
His Honor gave a verdict for £5 4s and £1 15s costs.
ROBINSON v HEARD. This was action for £50, the price of a stack of hay sold. Mr. WINDEYER, instructed by Mr. TEMPLETON for plaintiff. Mr. HOLROYD, instructed by Mr. BRODRIBB, for defendant. C ROBINSON , a farmer at Wilbertree, agreed to let defendant have a stack of hay; he first asked £60 for it, but not being able to cart it away, he consented to accept £50, and was paid £10 as earnest money; he subsequently received £10 more; the hay had not been removed; he had frequently applied for the balance. Cross-examined by Mr. HOLROYD: The hay was in a large paddock, in which were two other stacks, which defendant had purchased of other parties. The ricks were not fenced round. Had an old horse 23 years old; did not think he could grind hay; there were other horses about; had taken every precaution to protect the hay; perhaps 3 cwt was eaten. The paddock was about 42 acres; he and two others rented it; when the hay was sold it was understood that his was to be received first. C ROBINSON, jun., son to plaintiff, was present at the time of the bargain; it was made in the paddock; the money was to paid before the hay was removed. Nothing as said about his father taking care of the hay; he had an old horse in the paddock; never saw him near the stack.
Mr. HOLROYD called Mr. HEARD for the defence, who said he had purchased three stacks of hay, which were situated in a paddock at Wilbertree; he paid £10 down to ROBINSON, and offered him more, but he said he did not care about it; not requiring the use of the hay he left it in plaintiff's care till he wanted it. From information received some months afterwards he went to see the stack and found that it had been greatly injured by horses; a ton or more of hay was gone. There were a lot of horses, all lying down very contented, having their bellies full.
W STANBURY, soda water maker, was present when the hay was purchased; there was a bit of a "barney' about the price. HEARD eventually gave £50 and put down £10 as a deposit. He said he did not want the hay just then. ROBINSON, in reply, said it would be perfectly safe. He (STANBURY) some time after, accompanied HEARD for the purpose of seeing the stack, when they found they could bury themselves in the holes made by the horses. HEARD offered to send a man for 3 tons, and said he would pay £10 as it was delivered, which he refused. The only interest he had in the hay was he could have a ton or so if he wished.
Thos. MIDDLETON, farmer, near ROBINSON's went at the request of HEARD to take some bark off the top of the rick for the purpose of placing it round the sides so as to prevent the horses getting to it, which ROBINSON would not allow. Had a stack in the same paddock. Arthur COX, auctioneer, went out to examine the rick; from its appearance and certain calculations he made he considered that to the best of his judgement about a ton or more had been eaten; was known as the "old horse"; did not feel tempted to taste the hay himself, although it looked very good. Verdict for plaintiff £30.
BULLOCK v GORDON. This was an action of trover to recover the value of a horse. The damages were laid at £20. Mr. WINDEYER appeared for the plaintiff. Mr. HOLROYD for the defendant. From the evidence adduced by the plaintiff it was clear the horse in question had been the plaintiffs, and that he never sold it, and that the defendant converted it. The defence was that the horse was defendants, he having bought it from a Mr. LITTLE, who bought it out of the Mudgee pound. To prove this defence, Mr. WALSH, the poundkeeper, amongst other persons was called. He proved that on the 1st of August last it was impounded in the Mudgee pound, and after, as he said, following out the requirements of the Impounding Act sold it on the 25th August to one Mr. LITTLE. The horse in question was in the neighbourhood of the Court, and when examined certainly did not correspond in some particulars with the entry made in the pound book or with the advertisement in the Government Gazette. He had, however, little or no doubt that it was the horse he sold out of the pound. From the testimony of other witnesses it was clear the horse claimed by the plaintiff was the one the defendant bought as above-mentioned. Mr. WINDEYER, in reply, contended that the Impounding Act was not complied with, and if were not strictly followed, the sale out of the pound would be a nullity, and hence the plaintiff's property in the horse would be unchanged.
The Judge found a verdict for the plaintiff with damages for £12. He said he was satisfied that the horse was originally plaintiff's; the question was had the sale out of the pound changed the property Had the requirements of the Impounding Act been strictly followed then a sale out of a pound would vest the property in the thing so sold in the purchaser. It was clear there that the poundkeeper had not pursued the course required by the law, at any rate in one particular, if not in many others. By the 24th section of the Act, in a case like this, the sale of an impounded beast cannot take place until 24 days shall have elapsed from the time a certain notice shall have appeared in the Government Gazette on the 21st of August, and yet the sale took place on the 25th of the same month. In conclusion his Honor drew the attention of the poundkeeper to certain irregularities that he had been guilty of.

Wednesday, 3rd July
Jury Cases
SHUTTLEWORTH v CARTER - This was action for £173, for goods sold and delivered. Mr. HOLROYD appeared for plaintiff, Mr. WINDEYER for defendant. Part of the sum sought being for money advanced on a piece of land sold by CARTER to SHUTTLEWORTH, of which he (CARTER) had not title, it being the property of his son, Mr. WINDEYER raised an objection to that part of the case, as not being within the jurisdiction of the Court - which his Honor allowed. A second point was argued, which resulted in Mr. HOLROYD withdrawing the case.

NUNAN v RAYNER - This was an action for false imprisonment, damages laid at £200. Mr. HOLROYD for plaintiff. Mr. WINDEYER for RAYNER. Constable MORAN, on oath, stated that on the 10th of April, the defendant called upon Mr. LYONS (then a magistrate) for a warrant to take the plaintiff into custody, for having in his possession a horse supposed to have been stolen; LYONS refused to grant a warrant, on the ground that he did not know the name of the party - (which called for a remark that he did not know the law) - Mr. LYONS told him to go with RAYNDER, and take the man into custody, and that he (Mr. LYONS) would be responsible. He then went about a mile and half on the Sydney road, where he saw the plaintiff, who had a horse and cart. RAYNER claimed the horse; the man declined to give it up. He then said you will then have to go with me to Mudgee. RAYNER said I don't want to take the man; all I want is the horse. He (MORAN) said, "I cannot take one without the other". RAYNER replied "very well", and gave him in charge. He then took him to the lock-up . He certainly went out under LYONS instructions. N. M'BEATH said he received NUNAN in the lock-up on the 10th of April; he was confined 48 hours in a cell with other prisoners; he was afterwards released on bail.
W NUNAN the plaintiff, said he was going to Mr. SINDEN's house on the Sydney Road, when RAYNOR claimed a horse he had in his cart; he asked him if he had a receipt for it; he replied "yes". He refused to the give the horse up. Some time after he was returning to Mudgee and met RAYNOR and a constable; the latter took him to the Mudgee lock-up. He had changed the horse for a heavy one with a person of the name of CLARK, near Molong. Mr. BRODRIBB proved having defended with plaintiff; he had considerable trouble with the case, and had not been paid. His Honor having carefully summed up the case, the jury, after a short consultation, gave a verdict in favour of the defendant.

JACKSON v TUCKER - Mr. JAMES appearing for plaintiff. Messrs HOLROYD and WINDEYER for defendant. Mr. HOLROYD made an application on behalf of Mr. TUCKER that the case be postponed to the October sitting, in consequence of his having dislocated his ankle. Affadavits were read from Dr CUTTING, to the effect that the defendant would incur serious risk by attempting to come into Mudgee, and from Mr. CLARK, that defendant was a very material witness in the case. Mr. JAMES, on the part of the plaintiff, submitted that the affidavits were not sufficient to sustain the application. Mr. CLARK's went for nothing. The accident happened to the defendant some seven weeks' since, and that he was so far recovered that he was able to attend to his business, and had actually cut down the carcass of a bullock; he was consequently, well able to come to Mudgee. The delay sought was solely for the purpose of putting his client to more inconvenience by keeping him longer without his money. His Honor in consideration of the nature of the accident and the state of the road, granted the application.

J C WILLIAMS v T HONEYSETT - This was an action for £85 3s 9d for goods sold and delivered. Messrs HOLROYD and WINDEYER, instructed by Mr. TEMPLETON, appeared for the plaintiff. Mr. JAMES, solicitor, for the defendant. J C WILLIAMS, storekeeper, swore to the correctness of the account, which was for goods supplied, to defendant's family, and regularly entered into a pass book; a demand was made by letter for the amount; defendant called at the store and asked if he had ever disputed the account, and wished to know why the hay had not been taken away. He replied because its condition was not according to agreement. Had given defendant £15 on account of the hay transaction. His agreement was that he should take 7 tons of mixed hay from a stack, and 2 of Lucerne at £8 the ton, the same to be sound and in good condition. It was to be removed a ton at a time, by plaintiff, who was to cut and cart it away. About 9 months after he sent his son for a load, who found it all cut and pressed. Not liking the quality he did not send for any more, on account of its bad condition. Could not swear that he had requested either Mr. BARRY or Mr. WALKER to try and sell this particular hay. There was no agreement that defendant should take out part of the amount in goods.
At this point of the case an objection was raised by counsel to the set-off - who contended that it was a cross claim, and could not be sustained as a set-off in the present action; - and that HONEYSETT's only redress was a separate action against WILLIAMS. His honor said, perhaps it was a hard case; had the action been tried in the Supreme Court, the set-off could have been allowed; the rule, however, did not apply to the District Courts; he therefore, ruled that the set-off could not be allowed. Mr. JAMES declined going on with the case, and a verdict was given to plaintiff for £57 5s.

Thursday, July 4th
NUNAN v RAYNOR - At the commencement of the sitting of the court Mr. HOLROYD applied for a new trial on the ground that the verdict was against the evidence. The case before the Magistrate respecting the horse was one of disputed authority; RAYNOR wanted the horse, and could not get it; he consequently gave NUNAN into custody. Mr. WINDEYER in addressing the jury had assumed that NUNAN was taken into custody under the authority of Mr. LYONS, but there was not evidence to show that he was actually in custody before RAYNOR gave him in charge. In fact, MORAN refused to take action before set in motion by RAYNOR. Mr. WINDEYER argued at great length upon the impropriety of the court setting aside the decision of a jury, especially when that decision was according to evidence, and contended that the constable took the man in custody on the advice of LYONS, who said he would be responsible, and who, no doubt was responsible; the party had their remedy against LYONS. His Honor granted the application for a new trial; the costs to abide the event; remarking that the jury had adopted Mr. WINDEYER's construction of the evidence.

HEARD v ROBINSON - Mr. HOLROYD for plaintiff. Mr. WINDEYER for defendant. This was an action for £25, for loss sustained in price on three tons of hay, and damage done to part of a rick through neglect. The evidence in this case was the same as that given in ROBINSON v HEARD. W HEARD provide having purchased a quantity of hay, which ROBINSON was to take proper care of till HEARD carted it away. Four months after the purchase, he (HEARD) hearing that the rick was being eaten by horses, went in company with Messrs STANBURY and COX, to see what loss he had sustained, when he requested that three tons might be sent into Mudgee and he would pay for it as it was delivered. On the following morning he sent a man with a bullock dray, when ROBINSON refused to allow the hay to be touched. Cross-examined by Mr. WINDEYER: Could not say how much was damaged; it was very much discoloured. Could not say what COX had valued the damaged it; he thought it was £20. W F STANBURY went with HEARD to purchase the hay; HEARD not being in a hurry for it, ROBINSON said it could remain, and that it would be as safe as if at home. Went a second time, and found that it had been nibbled away. HEARD gave directions to have three tons sent into Mudgee. The hay was sold cheap in consequence of ROBINSON not being able to cart it. Hay was much dearer when HEARD ordered the three tons to be sent to his house.
For the defence - Jessy SMITH, farmer, said he had examined the hay on Wednesday very particularly; there was a portion of it eaten by the cattle; should say from 3 to 4 cwts. The hole was not large enough for a goat to get into he. He pulled some of the hay out; it was perfectly sweet. W COLEMAN had examined and measured the stack with the former witness; 3 or 4 cwts, was the most that could be displaced; the hay was dry, good and sweet. Verdict £4 10s with £3 paid into Court.

From our Correspondent.
July 3….Miraculous Escape - As a young woman named PARKER was engaged in her domestic affairs in cooking, her dress caught on fire, but was fortunately put out by a person standing by. A little oil was applied to the injured parts, and the patient is recovering.

From our Correspondent
Shocking Accident - On Sunday afternoon last a man named Thomas BEANS and two boys named TRAIN went out to shoot wallabies. When they were returning home they had to descend a very steep mounting; while doing so, the younger of the two boys slipped down, and his brother, who was behind carrying the gun, slipped also; while bother were down, the gun, which was an old flint one, went off, inflicting an frightful wound on the knee of the younger boy, smashing the knee cap and thigh bone to pieces. Medical assistance was at once procured, and when the doctor arrived he pronounced immediate amputation necessary, as there was not the slightest probability of saving the limb. Accordingly on Wednesday morning Mr. WESTON, surgeon, Rylstone, assisted by Dr KING from Mudgee, amputated the limb just above the knee.. I am happy to add that the little sufferer (who is only eight years of age), is doing as well as can be expected.

BURNING OF THE PIONEER INN - News has reached town of the total destruction of the Pioneer Inn, at Monga, Clyde Road, by fire on Thursday last. The building was the property of Mr. Stephen RICHARDSON, of Nellingen, and was last occupied as a public-house by Mr. SNARES, who vacated the tenancy thereof about fifteen or sixteen months ago. It was at first presumed that the fire was occasioned by the negligence of some teamsters or others who used the premises for the night and left without putting out the fire; but upon a visit to the ruins, it is feared that it was most likely an act of incendiarism as the stables, which were 150 feet from the building, are burned down, naturally giving rise to the supposition that it was set on fire in two places at once. - Braidwood Observer.

WESLEYAN CHAPEL, HINTON - The above Chapel was opened for Divine Worship on Sunday last. The Rev. Mr. WATSFORD preached in the afternoon and evening. The chapel was densely crowded, and many had to remain outside. The collection amounted to £10 3s. On Monday evening a tea meeting was held; between three and four hundred persons were present. After tea there was a rush to get standing room in the chapel, and when all had pressed in who could do so, the meeting was commenced. After singing and prayer the chair was taken by Mr. KING. The Rev. C W RIGG read the report, which stated that the land was given by John CHRISTIAN, Esq.; that the chapel would cost about £200, and of that amount £137 had already been collected, leaving £63 for the meeting to clear off. Addresses were delivered by Revds. Messrs. M'EWAN, HENDERSON and WATSFORD. The collection was then made, and it was found that only £13 were wanting to remove all debt off the chapel, and four or five gentlemen came forward at the close of the meeting, and promised to give or collect the amount. The doxology was sung, and one of the most enthusiastic meetings we have had for some time attended was concluded. - Maitland Mercury.

July 10, 1861

CORONER'S INQUEST - An inquest was held before Dr KING, coroner for this district, at the house of Mr. R CROSSING, Mortimer-street, on the body of Henry BENNETT. From the evidence of Mr. CROSSING's porter it appeared that deceased was taken ill about two o'clock on Sunday. He had taken a glass of rum two or three times through the day. Not making his usual appearance on Monday morning, the man when to his bed room door and called out, not receiving a reply, he tried the door, which he found fast; he then got into the room through the window, and discovered Mr. BENNETT dead upon the sofa. Emma MARSH deposed that deceased was generally up very early; finding his door closed on Monday morning she went to Hugo and asked him if he had seen Mr. BENNETT. She saying Mr. BENNETT lying dead as soon as his door was opened. Dr CUTTING had examined the body, in the absence of a post-mortem examination he was of the opinion that deceased came to his death by cerebral effusion induced by protracted habits of intemperance. The jury found a verdict - That the said Henry BENNETT came to his death on the 7th July by continually taking quantities of intoxicating liquors.
Friday July 5
Before Mr. Justice DOWLING.
Barristers present: Messrs HOLROYD and WINDEYER, and Mr. CHAMBERS (the Crown Prosecutor).

Michael DALY charged with horse stealing. Mr. HOLROYD appeared for the defence. C HARDY (Chief Constable) said the prisoner was given in to custody on the 27th April by Thos. TARRANT for being in possession of a horse, the property of his brother; prisoner said he had bought the horse and had a receipt for it. Cross-examined by Mr HOLROYD: There was a saddle on the horse; the prisoner was riding through Market-street; believed he had no occupation, and had always suspected him; had never had him in charge; had often seen him about the streets late at night.
Thomas TARRANT had seen a horse outside the Court; it was in his brother's possession about six months since, when it was missed; saw it in April in the possession of the prisoner, when he asked him if he would sell the horse; he said "No", he then told him that it belonged to him, and that he meant to have him, and went for a constable, who took him into custody. Prisoner said he had bought the horse of a man of the name of DAVIS, between Hartley and Penrith. Cross-examined: The horse ran on the Sydney road, about LAMROCK's; considered it was his because he had been instructed by his brother to sell it; had the prisoner given it up he should still have given him into custody.
G TARRANT: The horse outside the Court was his property; head had it about two years, but lost it in March; it was shod at the time, was four years old; had purchased it from T KNOWLES.
For the defence: Mr. N P BAILY had known the prisoner four or five years, and had always thought him a honest, well-conducted man; had never had a better behaved servant on his farm. B HAWKER said he was a settler, or perhaps they would call him a squatter; upon being asked if he knew the prisoner, he requested Mr. HOLROYD to stand aside so that he might have a good look at prisoner; having made his observation, he very decidedly said "yes" and considered him a hard-working, honest man; had lent him horses, and even a mare. Mr. HOLROYD, in a telling speech, well sifted the evidence, to which the Crown Prosecutor replied.
His Honor carefully summed up and pointed out to the jury the law bearing on the case. The jury then retired and after an absence of an hour, returned a verdict of misdemeanor. His Honor, in passing judgment, told the prisoner that the jury had taken a merciful view of his case; and considering he had been confined two months in the Mudgee lock-up, which was as bad as four months in gaol, he would only sentence him to 8 months' hard labour in Parramatta Gaol.

Laurence MOORE - Forgery.
Mr. HOLROYD for the defence. The Crown Prosecutor having stated the facts of the case to the jury, called Constable MILLER, who said he apprehended the prisoner by warrant on the 22nd April. He found him at FROST's public house. N McBEATH, lock-up keeper, on receiving prisoner, had him searched; a cheque book and £3 11s were found upon him. Henry FROST, innkeeper, said about the 20th April he was asked by prisoner to cash a cheque, drawn by Mr. TAILBY, for £20; not having sufficient money in the house, he told him to come again, which he did towards evening when he gave him the money, deducting 1 19s which he owed him. Cross-examined by Mr HOLROYD: Saw prisoner and a person of the name of BLOODSWORTH endorse the cheque. Mr. TAILBY was at his house on the day he left Mudgee for his station; prisoner was with him; they each had three glasses of brandy. Before cashing the cheque, some drovers cautioned him about it, saying they believed that there was something wrong. BLOODSWORTH then came forward and said he would "back" it, he (FROST) then consented to cash it. Had known prisoner ten years; never heard anything wrong about him.
J F SKINNER, Manager of the Joint Stock Bank, said he first saw the cheque on the 18th April; it was presented by the prisoner for payment; who told him that he had advanced the amount to Mr. TAILBY, who after writing the christian name, requested him to write the surname. He (Mr SKINNER) told the prisoner that it was a forgery, and recommended him never to do anything of the kind again. Prisoner then asked if it would be cashed if he got it endorsed; he replied "certainly not". A short time after a person from Mr FROST's presented the same cheque, with the signature altered; the final letter "e" being changed into "y". He that time wrote the word "forgery" across it. Cross-examined by Mr HOLROYD: Prisoner said at the time he presented the cheque that TAILBY was drunk and could not write. Mrs. TAILBY had authority to sign on behalf of her husband; she always signed her own name. When the account was opened TAILBY was not able to sign his name properly in the signature book; he consequently had to do so on another occasion.
George TAILBY, of Willow Glen, kept an account at the Joint Stock Bank; had no acquaintance with the prisoner; knew him by seeing him at Running Stream; had never had any money transactions with him. No portion of the writing of the cheque was in his handwriting. On the evening he arrived in Mudgee he went to HEARD's'; the prisoner came to the supper table; in the morning he had a little conversation about the prisoner being robbed at Stoney Pinch. Having to see Mr. SINDEN on business, he made some enquiry as to his residence, when prisoner said, "Oh, I have to see SINDEN; come with me". They went and met SINDEN halfway; all three returned to HEARD's; he and SINDEN went into a private room; presently the prisoner entered. He and SINDEN next went to Mr. CLARKE's office, where they had not been long before the prisoner came in; he next went to the Bank; as he came out the prisoner was waiting. He and SINDEN went to HEARD's; where they were again joined by the prisoner; was all day in a fit state to walk about and attend to his business. Cross-examined by Mr. HOLROYD: Could not say how many glasses of brandy he had taken; perhaps three- perhaps six; was inclined to take a glass, and was pretty liberal in asking people to join him. Was on his way to the Castlereagh; prisoner volunteered to go with him part of the way; after leaving HEARD's, they called at FROST's to see a ?man??, where he had a glass of brandy; he was quite sober enough to keep his seat on horseback. Prisoner went about three miles on the road, when he said he would return to Mudgee, which he did. Recollected receiving £1250 from Mr. E CLARKE, which he put in the Bank; could not say the exact date.
Mr. G H COX and Mr. J HEALY gave the prisoner a good character. Mr. CLARKE was called for the purpose of fixing the date when the money was paid into the Bank, likewise as to the state of the prosecutor on the same day. Mr. HOLROYD, in a speech of great length, contended that the prisoner has signed the cheque at the request of TAILBY. His Honor summed up, and the jury, after a little deliberation, acquitted the prisoner.

TONG QUI, a Chinaman for Larceny.
Mr. HOLROYD and the Crown Prosecutor appeared for the Crown. Mr. WINDEYER for prisoner. Thomas HOY acted as interpreter. Charles PRICE of the mounted police, stationed at Avisford, said from information he received on the 19th March he went to a Chinese Store on the Meroo with a lad named R LUCKIE and a trooper, where he saw the prisoner standing before a fire outside the tent, who upon seeing him ran away through the back of the tent; he followed and apprehended him; he searched the prisoner, but near the tent he picked up two bags of gold and two purses, one containing gold; the prisoner uttered words which induced him to believe the gold was his; the Chinese in the tent likewise said it belonged to the prisoner. He opened the bags when young LUCKIE said "There is the nugget I know; you will see a pick mark on it". The gold weighed about thirty-five ounces. Cross-examined by Mr. WINDEYER: There were a score of Chinamen in the tent smoking opium; prisoner did not live in the tent.
Margaret LUCKIE had known prisoner twelve months; saw him in her store in March, when she bought 20s of gold from him; she put it into a bag; shortly after she weighed the whole of her gold, which she put into bags, and lad them upon a window sill. Seeing the prisoner hang about the store the whole of the day; she asked him what he wanted; he made no reply, but laughed. When she missed the gold, which weighed about 33oz 16dwts., she went to prisoner's tent, situated about 300 yards from the store, but could not find him; she then gave information to the police. Could swear to part of the gold, some of it being very dark; there were likewise two small nuggets which she could identify. Robert LUCKIE, son of previous witness, had known the prisoner nine months, having resided at the foot of his father's paddock. Went with the police seven miles down the river, where he pointed out the prisoner, who immediately bolted; he next saw him in custody; could swear to the nugget; had seen it the day it was lost.
Mr. WINDEYER addressed the jury for the prisoner. His Honor summed up, and pointed out the nature of circumstantial evidence. The jury found a verdict of guilty. Sentenced to 18 months' hard labour in Parramatta Gaol.

James GARBUTH for larceny.
Mr. HOLROYD defended the prisoner. C HARDY (Chief Constable) deposed that the prisoner was given into custody by Mr. BURROWS on the 8th May for stealing a pair of boots. He went into prisoner's bedroom and found a box under the bed full of articles, part of which Mr BURROWS identified. Mr BURROWS, partner of the firm DICKSON and Co., had engaged prisoner about five or six months ago as porter; he said he came from Maitland; he was in a very destitute condition; his feet were out of his shoes, and was altogether in a deplorable state. He agreed to given him 20s a week and his board and residence. He found a pair of boots belonging to the firm into the bedroom and sent for him, when he said "this is a fine game you are up to Jim; we were about sending you up to our new store, and have found you out in time". He sent for Mr HARDY, and found a quantity of goods amounting to from £30 to £50 in a box consisting of articles sufficiently varied to set up a pedlar. Could identify some of the things by the shop mark; the marks were destroyed on others. Prisoner admitted to taking part of the goods out of the store, others he said he had picked up when sweeping the shop. Cross-examined by Mr. HOLROYD: A man called John slept in the same room; a pair of cord trousers found in the box were similar to some they had in stock; prisoner said he had purchased them in Hartly; could swear to the razors, and four knives, one of which belonged to himself.
Fredk. HART, salesman in the boot department, gave information of the 8th May to Mr. BURROWS that a pair of boots were missing out of his department; they were the only pair of the kind in stock. Prisoner had access to the store, and had been in the department during the day. The boots were afterwards found in prisoner's bedroom; they had been worn; could swear that the boots before the court were the same, knew them by their shape and make. This was the whole of the evidence.
Mr. HOLROYD, on behalf of the prisoner, contended that there was no proof that he had taken a single article out of the stores of DICKSON and BURROWS, and that the prosecutor had failed to identify any of them. Other storekeepers had similar goods, and it was only reasonable to suppose that the prisoner had purchased them. The jury, after a short consultation, acquitted the prisoner.

Saturday, July 6th.
Charles WILLIAMS, indicted for Larceny.
Messrs HOLROYD and WINDEYER defended the prisoner. The Crown Prosecutor explained to the jury the case against the prisoner, who was charged with having, on the 8th of June, stolen from the stores of ROWELL and KELLETT, 2 tarpaulings and four coats.
Constable MORAN having been sworn, said on the 10th June he went in company with Mr. ROWELL and another constable with a warrant for the purpose of searching prisoner's premises at Burrundulla. He read the warrant, and then commenced the search, and found two of the coats, under which were the two tarpaulings then before the court. Mr. ROWELL identified them as his property. Prisoner said he had bought them of a man in Mudgee he met either at FOREMAN's or VILE's. He was drunk at the time, and did not know how he got home or how the goods came off the dray. He gave £7 10s for the tarpaulings. He did not know how much he gave for the coats. Cross-examined by Mr. HOLROYD: Prisoner said he believed that a man of the name of M'CAM put the things on the dray. No objection was made to his searching the premises. Constable FARRAND deposed: finding the third coat on a piece of bard on a beam in the kitchen. Cross-examined by Mr. WINDEYER: M'CAM lives in a hut on the Burrundulla road. ROWELL claimed the coat. Prisoner had given it to a man who worked on the farm and who wore it on the Sunday. Could not find the fourth coat. Nicholas ROWELL, partner of Mr. W KELLETT, deposed: About dusk, on Saturday, June 8th, he missed two tarpaulings and four coats - had seen them about half an hour before outside the door exposed for sale with other goods; they were afterwards found in WILLIAMS's house, to whom he said, "well, WILLIAMS, I did not think you were up to this kind of work". Prisoner replied that he had not stolen them; he had bought the coats of Mr. BURROWS. A man on the farm claimed the third coat - WILLIAMS gave it him. He valued the tarpaulings at about £13, the three coats were worth between £3 and £4. Cross-examined by Mr. HOLROYD: Had known prisoner for nine months; had always considered him honest, and never heard anything wrong about him; he always paid his bills and, they never hesitated to give him credit for whatever he wanted. Henry BURROWS, of the firm DICKSON and BURROWS, examined: Remembered selling a coat and a few small articles to prisoner. The coat was the one prisoner had on; did not sell him any of the three coats before the Court. N. ROWELL, again examined: Prisoner at the time of the search wore the same coat as he then had on; could swear to the coats and tarpaulings as being his property; knew the tarpaulings by the private and selling marks.
Mr. HOLROYD for the defence called A HEALS, farm labourer to prisoner: Recollected the night when WILLIAMS brought home the things; he was very drunk, so much so that he could not stand. The prisoner was very late coming home; he (HEALS) sat up listening for the rattle of the dray, which he heard at some distance about 10 o'clock; he went out to meet it, and found the horse standing still. WILLIAMS was on the dray. He took him home; prisoner gave him one of the coats. Charles POLDEN, baker, examined: Saw prisoner about 8 o'clock at FOREMAN's; the dray was outside, the horse being very frisky, he told prisoner he ought to go away, else something would happen; they had a glass together, and then started for MILLS' public house; prisoner led his horse by the head; they had a glass each at MILLS', when he (C POLDEN) with the assistance of a girl, put prisoner on his dray; there were a lot of things on the dray; prisoner said he had made a good bargain that night, and could afford to spend a pound; he then went towards home. Henry DARE, examined: Had known the prisoner about 12 months; had always considered him honest. George Henry COX: Prisoner was one of this tenants; had known him six or seven years; his character as far as he knew had been always good. Mr. HOLROYD for the defence said: It was not likely that the prisoner, who bore such a good character, and who was not in want, had stolen the things. Had the Crown called M'CANN, they would have found that the prisoner had, as he said, purchased the goods - perhaps of some one who had stolen them. He was, as all the witnesses showed, so drunk that he had only a vague recollection of the transaction. There was no evidence to show that the prisoner had stolen the things. That he had received them there was no doubt; it was, however, necessary to prove that at the time of the purchase the prisoner was aware that the party who sold them to him had actually stolen them. Mr. HOLROYD finished an ingenious address with some pertinent remarks on drunkenness; and said that the jury, taking the whole of the circumstances of the case into consideration, were bound to acquit the prisoner.
The Crown Prosecutor having replied, His Honor carefully summed up, in doing which he severely commented upon the sin of drunkenness, which was no excuse for other crimes; that if people would so degrade themselves by bringing themselves into a state of intoxication, and in consequence committed other crimes, there were not on this account to be excused, but must bear the consequences of their twofold folly. The jury retired for a short time and found a verdict guilty of stealing. His Honor, in passing sentence upon the crime of drunkenness, and trusted that the bitter lesson would keep him in future from the cursed drink. In consideration of the good character he had received, the Court would take a lenient view of the case, and sentence him to six months' hard labour in Parramatta Gaol.

John Charles GARBUTT pleaded not guilty to a charge of sheep stealing. Messrs HOLROYD and WINDEYER defended the prisoner.
The Crown Prosecutor carefully, minutely, and at considerable length, stated the case to the jury, and first called N P BAYLY, who deposed to having occasion to send a flock of sheep from Lawson's Creek to his station in Blyth; he counted them with a young man of the name of O'NEIL, who in the morning again counted them and gave them in charge of two men named RHODES and BUTLER. The sheep were branded with a fire brand "O" on the nose, and were all ruddled on the back of the neck; amongst the flock were a very remarkable deformed ewe and a one-eyed sheep. The men were strictly charged not to pass the prisoner's residence. He had had considerable experience in sheep; had bred the flock, and could select the deformed sheep from the whole sheep in the colony. About the end of March he saw 49 of the flock mixed with a flock of very ordinary sheep belonging to the prisoner at Mr. BLACKMAN's; his sheep were so conspicuous that he had no difficulty in picking them out, and could positively swear to the whole of them. Cross examined by Mr. HOLROYD: Prisoner resided at Cooyal, which was about 12 miles from Havilah; was very distantly related to Mrs. GARBUTT by marriage; O'NEILL, who counted the sheep before starting, went two days after the shepherds with a dray, he counted the sheep on their reaching the outstation, and sent him word that there were several missing; wrote to Butler an angry note for taking the sheep past Cooyal. The 49 sheep were removed from the courtyard to Mr. S BLACKMAN's farm for safety; they were all taken out of the yard one night, and were put into a hole or some other safe place, for they had not been seen or heard of since. By the Court: Could count sheep; had counted them before starting; had then put in a safe yard with orders for the men to start early next morning. By the jury: Had ruddled this flock to distinguish them in case they were lost or got mixed up with other sheep; had a letter from his overseer about six or seven days after the sheep left the station informing him of the loss.
Constable CAMPBELL examined: On the 29th March went to Cooyal with a search warrant: he was accompanied by Messrs W and S BLACKMAN. They went to a sheep yard belonging to the prisoner, about a mile and half from Cooyal, and found a number of sheep, amongst which were 49 branded "O" on the nose, and with a red mark on the back of the neck. W BALCKMAN claimed the sheep for Mr. BAYLY; he then went back to Cooyal, and told prisoner that he had found a number of sheep in his flock, the property of Mr. BAYLY; he then apprehended him. They went with prisoner to the yard and counted the sheep; there were 1113, including the 49 belonging to Mr. BAYLY; he took the prisoner to Mudgee; Messrs BLACKMAN assisted in driving the sheep. After the examination before the bench, the 49 sheep were given up to Mr. BAYLY; recollected one small sheep marked "O" on the nose. By the jury: Prisoner did not say how many sheep he had in the flock.
W R BLACKMAN examined: Went with the constable to Cooyal; upon reaching the yard he at once saw a number of sheep belonging to Mr. BAYLY, branded "O"; pointed them out to his brother and the policeman; prisoner said he did not know how they came there and that they had better be drafted out; he replied that he intended to take the whole flock to Mudgee; prisoner said if he did he would be responsible for them; he then counted them out with the prisoner; as far as he remembered there were 1115. Cross-examined by Mr. HOLROYD: Sheep, when lost from a flock, will, if not disturbed by dogs, make for home; had had much experience amongst sheep; the wool of the 49 was similar to Mr. BAYLY's flock; when he told the prisoner that he had 1115 in his yard, he said there ought not to be so many. S A BLACKMAN deposed to the finding of 49 or 50 sheep marked "O" on the nose with a fire brand (one ewe had two "O" on the side of the face) amongst prisoner's flock; on their way from the inn to the yard prisoner said he had not been there for three months for the purpose of counting the sheep; that they could take the 49 out of the flock, which they declined doing, saying the case was in the hands of the constable; the flock were taken to Mudgee; the 49 were picked out after examination; and were given to him for safety; he kept them in a close yard near his house at Cooyal; about a month after he had to attend to Police Court on business which detained him in Mudgee; the sheep were taken out of the yard during his absence, and had not been heard of since. Cross-examined by Mr. WINDEYER: Prisoner had sheep feeding near his residence.
John O'NEIL examined: Had counted the sheep with Mr. BAYLY; they were put into a yard; on the next morning he counted them out to BUTLER, who had to take them to the station on the Talbragar; they left the same day; he (O'NEILL) started two days after, called at the prisoner's residence, and asked him if Mr. BAYLY's sheep had passed? He replied, "yes", Prisoner told him he could not go the main road as it was fenced in, and recommended him to go by the creek; he, however, went by the road, where he saw a few sheep; prisoner went before him and turned the sheep out of the road into the bush; he overtook Mr. BAYLY's second flock on Coolah plains; he counted them at the station, and found only 934, making 67 short; saw 49 of them some time afterwards in the Mudgee court-yard; knew them by the brand and the mark on the neck; could swear to one blind in one eye, another with a wry neck, and a little pet ewe: had seen the three in the flock when he counted them out to BUTLER. Cross-examined by Mr. HOLROYD: Had the prisoner not driven the sheep out of the road into the bush, he should have had to go right through them. Called at the Inn to enquire about the flock, and not for the purpose of seeing Miss BLACKMAN. Had a little talk to her. They had some fruit for her on the dray. Did not drink anything. The sheep were counted on the Sunday morning. The old station belonging to Mr. LOWE was 5 or 6 miles from Cooyal.
"Captain" BLACKMAN, an intelligent half-caste blackfellow, aged 18 years, underwent a long examination respecting the nature of an oath, his belief in a future state, and rewards and punishment, which he answered to the satisfaction of the Crown Prosecutor. Messrs HOLROYD and WINDEYER argued at great length against this witness's evidence being admitted, and referred to a variety of authorities. His Honor overruling the objections, "Captain" BLACKMAN was sworn and said - He formerly resided at the prisoner's residence at Cooyal. About six weeks before the last Quarter Sessions he saw two of Mr. BAYLY's men with a flock of sheep which were marked with a red line on the back of the neck. The men left the sheep outside of the hose, and went inside to drink. Prisoner sent him to put the sheep into the yard and said, "you go to the house, I will put up the rail". He then went. The house is about 100 yards from the yard. Saw prisoner drive 50 or 60 sheep out of the yard round the stacks into a flock of rams which were under the charge of a boy. The boy took them to a paddock away from the road. The men continued drinking at the hose till they went away. About a fortnight after, the sheep were taken out of the flock of rams and put into a flock under the charge of a German. Saw the sheep with the red mark several times in the German's flock, and afterwards at the Court-house. Cross -examined by Mr. HOLROYD - The shepherds were drinking 2 or 3 hours. Prisoner gave him a glass of ale. Knew the men. Had been in the Mudgee lockup upon warrant for perjury. Used to live with Mrs. GARBUTT. Since the last trial had lived with Thomas BLACKMAN. Was now living with Mr. S BLACKMAN. Was engaged for ploughing. Saw two men named EASTON and SNOW at the hose when the sheep were moved. The ring on his finger was given to him by Mrs. BLACKMAN after the trial for cattle stealing. He was to pay for it else she would not have given it to him. Had never lived with blackfellows. Did not understand the blacks' language. When he lived with Mrs. GARBUTT he used to ride after the cattle.
Samuel PEGG, a prisoner at present confined in the Mudgee lock-up on a charge of perjury, said - He saw the prisoner on the day in question drive about one hundred sheep round the ricks. There might have been sixty or seventy. He was passing on horseback. He had been eight weeks in gaol charged by the prisoner with perjury. Cross-examined by Mr. WINDEYER: Was looking for a horse he had lost. Did not go to the house. Did not see the "Captain" that day. Was about three hundred yards from the yard. Was riding at the time. Was formerly in the employ of the prisoner. Had enquired about his horse, but did not speak to any one about it that day. Was in custody for the evidence he gave at the last Sessions. Did not hear on that occasion what the "Captain" said. He was not in the Court at the time. Had spoken nothing but the truth to-day. C. HARDY, Chief Constable, examined - The warrants against PEGG and the "Captain" were issued at the instigation of the prisoner. G WARBURTON, PM - had granted the warrants against PEGG and the "Captain" for perjury at the request of the prisoner.
G WEAVER, a German (who spoke through an interpreter), examined: Was shepherd to prisoner. Remembered being examined before the Magistrate about some sheep which prisoner gave him. They had an "O" on the nose. There were less than one hundred. Helped to drive the flock to Mudgee. He afterwards took prisoner's sheep back to the station less those which were taken out at the Court yard. Prisoner some time before had ordered him to take his sheep to the head of station, for the purpose of having the lambs drafted out. It was too wet to draft them, and he was to take them back. Prisoner mixed the marked sheep with his flock. Cross-examined by Mr. HOLROYD - Would swear that he was present when the prisoner mixed the marked sheep with his flock. He went with the whole of them into the bush and reached home that evening. Knew the Chinaman shepherd, who once said he would kill him. The prisoner's sheep were marked 6 on the face, none of the were ruddled. Cross-examined by the jury - once found some wethers in the bush. Spoke to prisoner about them, who took them out of his flock. By the Crown Prosecutor - When he brought the flock to be drafted there were no sheep in the yard. The weather was very wet. When he took away the flock he found a lot of marked sheep in his flock. The lambs were taken out another time.
Adam WEAVER (son to the former witness) aged 14, called - could read and write German. Mr. HOLROYD objected at great length to this witness's evidence, he not having taken an oath before, and had not attended church since he had been in the colony. The boy underwent a long and close examination as to his belief, and the necessity of telling the truth, which did not satisfy the Counsel for the prisoner. Mr. CHAMBER's simplified the questions, and the boy answering to the satisfaction of His Honor, he was sworn. Said he helped his father who had been shepherd to prisoner. The sheep were marked in the ear. Recollected the flock being taken to Cooyal, where prisoner put about 60 fresh sheep into the flock. They were marked red on the back of the neck, and had an "O" on the nose. Remembered the constable and Mr. BLACKMAN taking the flock to Mudgee. Cross-examined by HOLROYD - Had left prisoner's employ. Was not engaged now by the BLACKMAN's. Was doing nothing. Wanted work. Thomas BLACKMAN had never spoken to him about having to go to Court about the sheep.
This being the whole of the evidence for the Crown. His Honor, in consequence of the closeness of the court, ordered it to be cleared for ten minutes.
Mr. HOLROYD for the defence, called John RHODES, who said - he was formerly in the employ of N P BAYLY, who sent him with a flock of sheep to one of the out stations. Was told by Mr. BAYLY not to go past prisoner's residence which he did, as he could not avoid the road without crossing Mr. LOWE's runs. Reached Cooyal about 11 o'clock. Saw prisoner about an hour afterwards, who ordered him to take the sheep away from the front of the house. He then told BUTLER to put them into the yard. After doing so they got their dinner within sight of the sheep. Did not see prisoner about the sheep. After staying about two hours they went onto Gulgong. Did not miss any sheep. The night was very dark and wet. There being no yard, they had to camp out all night. The sheep were very uneasy and kept moving. Five nights afterwards he missed 59 of his flock. He employed a man to help him find them. After looking for them for four days, he wrote to Mr. BAYLY, informing him of his loss. Had camped the first night on the Pipeclay. Was quite sober when he left prisoner's house. Did not recollect seeing the "Captain". Cross-examined by Mr. CHAMBERS - Was not watching the flock all the time he was at Cooyal; they were out of his sight 20 minutes; during that time the prisoner might have driven part of the sheep away; was sixty miles away when he was summoned by Mrs. BARBUTT, who told him that Mr. BAYLY had charged her with stealing part of the sheep; was sure that the shepherd put the flock into the yard; some of the sheep got out through the rails; did not put them in again; he told the shepherd to go on; he (RHODES) then went after his horse; when he came back the shepherd was driving the flock round by the hut. [Mr. CHAMBERS here handed witness a letter, which after some hesitation he admitted was in his handwriting. The former part of which, relating to the men and station he managed to read very easily. The part referring to the flock of sheep he hesitated over - and had to be hard pressed by the Crown Prosecutor to read it so that the Court could understand that referring to the sheep getting out of the yard at Cooyal. The letter stated that after the sheep got out of the yard, they were put in again; that the prisoner was afterwards seen in the yard holding a sheep and examining the wool]. The letter he wrote to his master was a true account.
James BUTLER, shepherd in the employ of Mr. BAYLY, recollected taking the flock from Lawson's Creek; called at Cooyal; prisoner objected to the sheep feeding about the house; they were put into a yard; had their dinner outside; the yard was in sight; stayed for a long time; could have seen prisoner had he touched the sheep; missed a lame ewe; camped that night at LOWE's old station; the sheep were "drawing" about all night; was not drunk; had 4 glasses of brandy, and took away a bottle. Cross-examined by Mr. CHAMBERS - Would swear that prisoner could not have been in the yard without seeing him; did not think he had told any one that he had seen prisoner in the sheep yard holding a sheep; if he had he told a lie; he put the rail and secured the sheep; when he went away they were secure in the yard; did not remember being told the sheep were out; saw prisoner near the yard; did not miss RHODES. By the Court - Was six days going home with the sheep; O'NEIL overtook them on the road; 54 or 55 sheep were missing.
This being the whole of the evidence for the defence.
Mr. HOLROYD rose, a little after 7 o'clock, to address the jury, and commenced by requesting to know if the Crown Prosecutor wished both counts to go to the jury? The evidence tended toward the second count, that of receiving; the first, that of stealing, had utterly failed. Mr. CHAMBERS objecting to the request. Mr. HOLROYD with great skill, commented upon the evidence, and endeavoured to show that the charge was a vindictive one, got up by Thomas BLACKMAN, in consequence of the late prosecution of cattle-stealing. There was not he least evidence to show that the prisoner claimed the sheep, and that throughout he had acted as an innocent man; had he stolen the sheep the first thing he would have done would have been to deface the brands and remove the ruddled marks on the neck, instead of which, the flock fed in the immediate neighbourhood of Mr. BLACKMAN's residence. The learned Counsel addressed the jury for upwards of an hour, and finished with an earnest appeal for acquittal.
Mr. CHAMBERS very carefully explained to the jury the duty they owed to Society; that they ought not to allow private feeling to influence them in the discharge of their public duty, but were to act conscientiously, remembering that it was no ordinary duty they were called upon to perform, but one that would have to be answered for hereafter. He then carefully pointed out the strong points of the evidence, and the testimony of the two Germans. He dwelt at some length on the contradictory statements of the two witnesses for the defence, and upon the letter from RHODES, in which he stated that he saw GARBUTT amongst the sheep in the yard.
His Honor, summing up, said there were two counts against the prisoner, one for stealing and the other for receiving. The only evidence against the prisoner on the second count was the fact of his being seen to drive the sheep out of the yard. They would, therefore, principally have to decide how far the evidence proved the first against the prisoner. His Honor very carefully went through his notes, after which, the jury retired, and were absent half an hour, and on their return, found a verdict - Guilty of stealing, with an intimation that should "Captain" BLACKMAN be found guilty of the perjury, for which he stood charged, that they would memorialize the Crown for GARBUTT's pardon. His Honor said the matter would, as is usual in such cases, be referred to himself, when it would receive due weight. The prisoner was asked if had anyone to speak to his previous character, her replied in the negative. Mr. HARDY, in answer to a question of the Court, said the prisoner was a ticket of leave man. His Honor then commented upon the increase of cattle stealing and the necessity there was for severely punishing offenders as the only means of lessening the crime. He had the power to send the prisoner on the roads for ten years, the sentence of the Court was that he work on the public roads for five years.

£50 Reward
Any person or persons who will give me any information respecting the person or persons seen at times on my run or paddocks on discovery shall received £20 reward. I also offer £50 reward to any person who will give such information as will lead to the conviction of the party or parties who stole 25 head of cattle from my enclosed paddock on or about he 25th June last.
Andrew DUNN, sen. Ryalstone, July 4th.

13 July 1861

From our Correspondent
June 24th - I am rather surprised that no one should think it worth while to give you any information from this fast rising township. The buildings of Messrs McMAHON and McCUBBIN, which are intended for inns, are fast drawing towards completion , and will be opened on the 1st instant. Too much credit cannot be given to those parties for their untiring exertion, to have those places ready for the public accommodation on the usual licensing day. Those parts of society (the grog carts) must now seek some more lonely parts to pursue their unlawful trade.
The list for the second Annual Races are fast filling up, when the time arrives, we anticipate some excellent sport.
A rather cool case of attempted horse stealing occurred at a station near here, belonging to Mr. Edward PARSONS. Two fellows who were living in the neighbourhood, by names of William TROY and William WILSON (alias the "Bull-frog") succeeded in taking six of the best horses, which were used on the station, but were overtaken by a blackfellow who had been sent to fetch them up, having driven them five miles. They decamped, but were followed by the overseer and blackfellow, and were tracked to their very door, where several other horses were found, one of which was taken from them; they have since absconded; but as a warrant will be issued for their apprehension, they will, no doubt, soon be found, as their whereabouts are known to the police.

Tuesday July 9
Before the Police Magistrate and T CADELL, Esq.

MADIGAN v BARRY - £2 16s for fencing boundary of allotment. This case was dismissed on account of the required notice not having been given. To prevent further litigation the Bench advised the parties to settle the matter. Mr. BARRY said he was willing to pay £2, which was the full value of the work done. Plaintiff consented to accept that sum.

DILLON v JACKSON - for balance of wages. Mr. CLARKE for plaintiff. Mr. BRODRIBB for defendant. M DILLON said he engaged in April 1859, to work for seven weeks for JACKSON at 20s per week, and was to be found in "taters and tae", and that defendant's "missus" was to cook his other "vittuals", which part of the contract defendant failed to fulfill in consequence of his wife (who was a very nice sort of woman) bolting through the ill-usage she received from her better half. He further agreed to reap ten acres and a half of wheat, and afterwards to thrash the same at so much per bushel. He faithfully, honestly, and well performed his part of the bargain, but all he could get out of defendant was about £15. He had applied for the balance over and over again; defendant always put him off by promising to settle with him as soon as the wheat was sold; his patience being at last exhausted he brought the man to Court. Mr. BRODRIBB for the defence, put JACKSON in the box, who said he had never hired the man for seven weeks; that he was wrong in the amount of wheat he had thrashed, and that he had been obliged to hire a thrashing machine to do what the plaintiff had engaged to perform, and for the payment of which he had summoned him. The Court gave a verdict for £7 12s and costs.

Tuesday, July 9
Before the Police Magistrate and Mr. Thos. CADELL.

James CLOUGHAN was charged with stealing a side of leather. Mr. BRODRIBB defended prisoner. Constable CAMPBELL said he apprehended the prisoner on Monday by virtue of a warrant. He found him at his residence in Gladstone-street; when he told him the charge he denied it, and said that PERRY, the man that had laid the information, had had a side of leather and had worked it all up. Richard PERRY, the prosecutor, not appearing, a summons was issued for his attendance. Mr. BRODRIBB requested that the prisoner might be liberated on his own recognisances, which the Bench refused, he being a ticket of leave holder.

George WILSON, a very suspicious character, and recent arrival in Mudgee, was charged with being illegally on the premises of Mr. READFORD for an unlawful purpose. Constable MORAN … having been sworn, stated he was on duty in Market-street between two and three o'clock on Tuesday morning, when he heard a slight noise, as if a person was making a signal for another. After listening for a short time, he proceeded up READFORD's yard, and saw prisoner and another man at an open window of the house. He immediately took hold of both men, and gave an alarm; the men commenced knocking him about the head and arms, biting his hands… and trying to choke him. He managed to cling to them, till he awoke one of Mr. CHRISTIAN's men, who came to his assistance. The night was very dark, and they only managed to secure the prisoner. The other man escaped. Upon searching prisoner, a box of matches was found. He afterwards picked up a number of the same kind of matches under the window. W READFORD said he did not know the prisoner; he closed his house a little before 12 o'clock, and went round to see tat all was secure; the window in question was shut. When roused by police, he found the sash was thrown wide up and fastened with a piece of wood. He had not missed anything; prisoner had no right in the yard… The prisoner, in defence, said he was a stranger and had left his bundle at some house which he did not know, and was looking for it; he complained of the rough treatment he had received from the Constable, who in the struggle used his teeth, both hands being engaged in holding the two rascals. The Bench said he was evidently on the premises for an unlawful purpose, and would have effected it, but for the timely arrival of the police. Sentenced to three months in Mudgee Gaol. ( A second charge for attempting to strange the policeman was not gone into).

John HUGHSON (alias Brummy) was charged by the Chief Constable (Mr. HARDY) with having in his possession postage stamps to the amount of £12 10s. Mr. BRODRIBB watched the proceedings on behalf of the Post Office authorities. C HARDY said between 12 and 1 o'clock he had information that the prisoner, who was in the police yard, had in his possession a large number of postage stamps. He asked him if such was the case; he replied "yes" and took a roll out of his breast. He said he had got them from a man at Guntawang, with whom he had exchanged a horse. Mr. BRODRIBB enquired of Mr. HARDY if he had, in his official capacity, received information of the mail having been robbed, and if he knew the date. Mr. HARDY replied in April.
John George DICKSON, son of Mr. DICKSON of Market-street, said the man whom he knew as "Brummy" came to him at the store about 12 o'clock, and asked him if he were busy, as he wanted him to serve him with some goods. He replied "yes" and that he could not leave the desk. He then said he supposed his brother had told him that he wanted to sell a parcel of postage stamps, which he produced. Upon expressing his surprise at the quantity, and asking him how he came by them, he replied that a man had called at his place with a horse, which was knocked up, and that he had exchanged it for one of his own, the man giving him £2 in money and the parcel of stamps, which he (the stranger) valued at £3. He (witness) said, why you have more than £3 worth here, and recollecting that the mail had been robbed, asked him the name of the man, and if he gave a receipt for the horse; prisoner replied the horse was branded WH and that the man was rather short and had light curly hair. He then advised him to take the stamps to Mr. HARDY, which he objected to, but consented to give them to the police magistrate.
W JONES, the driver of the mail, said he should know the man again who robbed the mail. Upon being told to look round the court and see if he was present, he did so, but could not see anyone like him. The man who robbed the mail had his face masked.
Mr. BRODRIBB applied for a remand for the purpose of communicating with the Postmaster General. The office had sent certain stamps to Mudgee, for which they charged the Mudgee Postmaster, and which were stolen at the time of the late mail robbery. The case was adjourned for a week. Bail to be taken on the following day (prisoner £100 and two sureties of £50 each) to enable the police to search prisoner's residence.

John PRICE appeared to answer a charge of a breach of the Towns Police Act. Having on the 1st instant left a team of bullocks at CROSSING's store whilst he went to look out for a paddock, when he came back he found they were gone and in the hands of the police. Fined 5s and costs 2s 6d.

William SIZE, charged with using insulting language in the public streets. Constable CAMPBELL proved serving the summons on defendant personally, who replied "very well". SIZE not appearing to answer the charge, a warrant was issued for his apprehension.

Friday 12th July
Before the Police Magistrate.

Robert CRANFORD charged with being drunk in Market-street, was fined 5s it being his first offence.

Mrs. DONOVAN was summoned for using obscene language. Constable KELLY was on duty in Market-street on the night of the 29th June, when his attention was called to a great noise proceeding from defendant, who was using very bad language within hearing of several persons who were passing at the time. Constable MILLER confirmed KELLY's statement. The language is unfit for publication. Mrs. DONOVAN in defence, first said she had not said "ha'poth" of what the constables had accused her of; it was no use saying anything, as they would swear to anything.. She did not know that she was guilty of uttering such language till she received the summons. Fined £5 or one month's imprisonment.

J McCOUGHLAN alias McLAUGHLAN, was brought up on remand, charged with stealing a side of leather. J PERRY, the party who laid the information, and who appearance it was found necessary to issue a summons to compel him to attend, very reluctantly said that the prisoner was the man he charged with the offence. On the 10th June he resided with prisoner in a house belonging to Mr. JUPP; no other person lived in it. The leather he had lost, was kept in a room in which the prisoner slept. He did not which to press the charge against him, and could say nothing about it. He obtained the warrant because he suspected him; the leather had not been found. Thomas ANDREWS, bootmaker, said he had bought a piece of leather of prisoner for 5s., a few weeks since; he said he wished to sell his stock as he was going to leave Mudgee. PERRY was again called, but equivocated so much that he would have been imprisoned had the lock-up not been so full. Mr. BRODRIBB, who appeared for prisoner, said if the Bench were acquainted with the full particulars of the case, they would find that PERRY was the man who ought to be in the dock. The case was dismissed.

DESTRUCTIVE FIRE NEAR HINTON - At about one o'clock on Thursday morning the 4th instant the Manse, occupied by the Rev. Mr. McCOLLOCH, was discovered by a person living near, and who happened to be up at the time, to be on fire. Information was immediately given to the inmates, who endeavoured to subdue the flames, although unsuccessfully, and in a short time the handsome building was completely burned to the ground. Fortunately several neighbours were soon on the spot, and succeeded, with praiseworthy exertions, in saving nearly the whole of the furniture. We are informed that J B R ROBERTSON, Esq., who is acting for W SCOTT, Esq., during his absence in England, has, under the unfortunate circumstances, kindly allowed the rev. gentleman and his family the accommodation of Mr. SCOTT's residence at Wallalong for a time. The above account we received from a resident in the locality. Our reporter visited the spot, and Mr. THOMPSON held an inquest on the cause of the fire. The building was of weatherboards, containing six rooms. The fire is supposed to have originated from a piece of scantling incautiously built into the back of the chimney, one brick being only between it and the fire, having ignited. This was the opinion of the jury. - Maitland Mercury.

July 17, 1861

Tuesday, July 16
Before the Police Magistrate and Mr. T CADELL, Esq.

Mrs. DONOVAN, charged by Mrs. MORIARTY with assaulting her. Mr. BRODRIBB appeared for complainant. Mrs. Catherine MORIARTY said she resided in Market-street, next door to defendant. On Monday, 8th instant, two of Mrs. DONOVAN's customers came into her (Mrs. MORIARTY's) shop to make a purchase, which so annoyed defendant that she threw a quantity of dirty water over into her yard, part of which fed into the water cask. Upon remonstrating with her for committing so unneighbourly an act, she commenced calling complainant certain not very polite or desirable names, who in return threatened her if she did not desist that she should be obliged to take steps to make her. Upon which Mrs. DONOVAN up with half a brick and threw it at her head, which brick laid it open, causing a considerable quantity of blood to flow. Several persons saw the cut and the blood; the mark was still visible. Mrs. DONOVAN declined saying anything; the complainant's character is well known; she had brought her up out of spite, hoping to ruin her. Mr. BRODRIBB requested that the Bench would, in addition to a fine, bind over the defendant to keep the peace. Mrs. MORIARTY had had occasion to bring her before the Court before, and to prevent further squabbles, had gone to the expense of putting up a close fence. The Bench said they had power under the Act to send defendant to prison for twelve months, but taking all things into consideration, and the fact that she had been fined heavily a few days since, they would only fine her 40s and costs, of 14 days' imprisonment.

Hugh DOHERTY pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkenness made by Constable KELLY and was fined 20s.

ACCIDENT - An accident of a serious nature occurred at the Coldstream, which show how careful parents ought to be in not allowing children to play with sharp instruments. A little boy, five years of age, the son of Mr CONNOR, of the Coldstream, was brought to Grafton late on Thursday night with three fingers entirely cut from his right hand and the fourth also much lacerated. It appears that the boy was playing with another child who was in the act of chopping at a stump with a tomahawk, and is supposed to have placed his hand on the stump when the playfellow struck him. Mr. ZIMMER dressed and bandaged the hand of the unfortunate little sufferer and we are happy to state that the child is progressing favourably, although very weak from loss of blood, having been brought a distance of not less than twenty miles. - Clarence Examiner.

July 20, 1861

FATAL ACCIDENT - On Tuesday morning a man named Henry DRAKE, a master shipwright, of the firm DRAKE, HEELEY and Co., lost his life by falling from a stage alongside the schooner Fox, at the Gas Wharf, and fracturing his skull by coming in contact with a hard substance. Dr EICHLER and Dr. NATHAN, in obedience to the call, saw the unfortunate man soon after the sad occurrence, but could afford no relief, and he expired at half past ten o'clock, about two hours after the accident occurred.
ACCIDENT - A little girl named COSTELLO accidentally fell into a well near her parents' residence, Craig End, Woolloomooloo, on Saturday last, and was very near losing her life by the occurrence. Assistance was happily at hand, and she was speedily got out, but, being some few minutes in the water, she was insensible and all but dead. The usual means for restoring animation were vigorously applied, and were successful, and the child is now recovering from the effects.

July 24, 1861

On the 17th instant, at Keen's Swamp, the wife of Mr W RUSSELL, postmaster, of a son, still-born.
On the 20th instant, at Broomby, Mrs. G H COX, of a daughter.

On the 17th instant, at Keen's Swamp, Mrs. W RUSSELL, daughter of the late __ CARSON, Esq., of Drogheda, Ireland, and niece of John CARSON, Esq., of Egeyn Abbey, North Wales, aged 32 years.

Friday July 19th
Before the Police Magistrate, his Worship the Mayor, and T CADELL, Esq.

James GARBUTT, charged with being a prisoner of the Queen, his ticket having been cancelled. C HARDY, Chief Constable, apprehended the prisoner on the 6th of July outside the Royal Oak Hotel. Prisoner said he thought it very hard, after being acquitted by a jury, that he should be taken again into custody. He was within his district, and did not know why his ticket was cancelled; he thought he was entitled to liberty, if not he should have to serve five years. The Bench said they had no power but to send him to Sydney, and made an order accordingly.

Charles WILLIAMS, a prisoner convicted at the late Quarter Sessions, was brought up charged with having escaped from the Constable who had him in charge after his trial. Constable MILLER said he had charge of three prisoners in the kitchen of the Royal Oak, who were all standing before the fire; prisoner left the fire and went into a little room adjoining, where he walked up and down. The noise of foot steps having ceased, he looked into the room and found that WILLIAMS had made his escape through the window, which had only been protected by a few pieces of wood nailed across. Had not lost sight of him more than five minutes; he immediately went in search; on the following night he met prisoner in the bush, who said he was very sorry for running away, and wished to give himself up. Constable FARRAND went in search of the prisoner on Saturday morning; saw him near the Burrundulla brick yards between one and two o'clock, when he called out to him to stop; he immediately ran away through the fence and escaped into the bush; saw him again, when he had his (FARRAND's) hat on, which he had lost when running after him the first time he saw him. Prisoner, on being asked if he wished to say anything, said he was very sorry for what he had done. The Bench said they had only once course, which as to commit him for trial.

Edward MEALY for wages due. Mr JAMES appeared for defendant. Joseph PERCOCK - was hired by defendant as general servant to Mr R FITZGERALD for three months at the rate of £30 per annum; he had received £1 2s 6d in store goods, and claimed £6 7s 6d being the balance due, which defendant refused to pay unless a contra account was deducted which he disputed. Defendant having too freely indulged himself at Mr HEARD's, the Bench told him that he deserved imprisonment for contempt of Court. As the set-off was partly a grog score it was disallowed. An order was made for the amount claimed.

J D LITTLE for assault. Mr BRODRIBB for complainant. L GORDON said the defendant and Mr LAMROCK called upon him about 9 o'clock on Tuesday night, saying he wanted to change the receipt he had given for the horse, which was the cause of an action at the last sitting of the District Court; they had a dispute about the matter, and went to FOREMAN's, afterwards to Mr ATKINSON's, who was gone to bed. LITTLE called him a 'jackass' and knocked him down; he got up, when LITTLE took hold of him by the hair of his head, pulled him down again, and kicked him. After struggling with him on the ground he got up and ran away; LITTLE ran after him, and again knocked him down, when he cried out "murder". William MURPHY knew the parties before the Court; hearing a row on Tuesday night he ran out and saw LITTLE knock GORDON down. After the first round GORDON said that will do. LITTLE, however, was not satisfied, and hit him again. They had a scuffle and tore each other by the hair of their heads. Defendant denied striking the first blow and called Mr LAMROCK, who said that GORDON, having struck LITTLE on the shoulder, he (LITTLE) returned the blow; they then caught hold of one another by the hair of their heads. He tried to separate them, saying that it was not worth squabbling about; they both fell, when GORDON cried out, "hold, enough, I will take out a summons". Mr BRODRIBB having addressed the Bench, the Police Magistrate said as there was a counter charge, they would first hear it before giving their decision. The parties then changed places. The evidence was a repetition of the former case. LITTLE was fined 20s, GORDON 1s; each to pay 6s 4d costs.

Joseph TOMLINSON, adjourned case for balance of wages due to E HOY. Mr CLARKE for the defence, called TOMLINSON, who said he was walking in the Wilbertree-lane, when HOY came up to him and said he had just left old FOWLER, who was hunting him, and that he wanted a home. Not liking to see the man in distress, he offered him a home if he would help to burn two lots for lime, for which he promised to pay him 20s. The lime was not yet burnt; had given him 20s one day at FOREMAN's to enable him to treat his friends; he had likewise allowed him to run up a store account for £5. Cross-examined by Mr BRODRIBB: They had had a row about a big dog; thought it very natural to give the poor children bread, and very hard to see a wolf of a dog take it out of their mouths; had never promised to give HOY 20s per week; had befriended him when he was without food, home, or habitation. He was a poor weak creature at his work; had a "scrammy" hand and was not able to lift a bit of stone without letting it fall; 15s was the usual wages in his line. HOY was not worth that; made the set-off amount to £5 by charging him for things out of store, ointment, part of a bottle of rum, loss of time through his having hurt his hand, and for having to attend the Court. Sarah TOMLINSON, wife of defendant, was present when HOY came up; there was no agreement for wages. Case dismissed.

From a Correspondent
The Quarter Sessions were held on the 9th instant, before His Honor, Judge DOWLING.

Christopher LEONARD was charged with maliciously wounding one John BEADY with intent, &c. Prisoner was apprehended by Constable HATTON, when about half drunk. John BEADY - 73 years old, said he was at Mr EVANS's Inn, Murrumbridgerry, on 7th April, and there met prisoner, who asked him to toss; it was Sunday and he objected, but afterwards did so. He then went and lay down in the kitchen; prisoner came and threatened to beat him, because he would not get grog. Prisoner went for a stick, and plaintiff took up one to defend himself. Prisoner came and struck him with a stick produced, which broke his wrist, then struck him on the head, which he cut, it bled much. EVANS prevented further blows. Cross -examined by prisoner: I took the stick to save my head; you gave me money; it was for a coat I sold you. By the Judge: He was arguing about drink when I took the stick. James EVANS, innkeeper, saw the prisoner and BEADY at his house on Sunday, 7th April; both had drink; saw each with a paling; they were outside his house; he went in and then heard the old man was knocked down; he ran out and prisoner made a blow at BEADY, who was off his feet, and bleeding from his head; he suffered for 5 or 6 days; witness called in a doctor. Cross-examined by prisoner: BEADY was holding a stock over his head; when he took BEADY in he was much wounded; prisoner did not complain of being hurt. Davis KEOGH - saw prisoner and BEADY wrestling, BEADY said, "come on", they then faced each other. Prisoner made the first blow. BEADY put up his stick; the blow fell on his writs; the next blow knocked him down; a third blow fell on BEADY's head; EVANS prevented further damage. Horatio COSTERTON, surgeon, Wellington: saw BEADY late one evening and examined him cursorily; saw him next day, but could not stay to attend to him; his wrist was broken, his arm hurt, and there was a scalp wound. His Honor summed up, and the jury found a verdict of not guilty.

Hugh McGOVERAN and Sarah McGOVERAN (his daughter) were charged with stealing from Edwin JENKINS 2 boxes and a quantity of drapery articles. Trooper WARRINGTON, of the Gold Police, apprehended prisoners on the 17th April, about ten miles from Stoney Creek. On the 19th he found a piece of stuff, a piece of oilcloth and a piece of rope, about 100 yards beyond prisoner's tent. Had known prisoners twelve months. Edwin JENKINS said the missing articles were all right in his tent at dark on the 11th April; he went out to tea; approaching his tent on his return home, he heard the female prisoner's voice a few yards from the tent; there was no light; the tent door was open. Mrs. JENKINS remembered the 11th April because on that night she was robbed of everything but her bed-clothes; as she approached the tent she heard the girl's voice, and looking round saw here about twelve yards off; lit a fire, and in the doorway of her tent found a pair of her husband's small clothes… His Honor put the case to the jury, who without leaving the box, found a verdict of not guilty, and both prisoners were discharged.


HARONS v SICKLER. Claim for £10 balance due on defendant's promissory note. Verdict accordingly.
ROBINSON v NORTHEY. Claim for board and lodging, &c. Plaintiff had been an innkeeper, and defendant was a nurse. His Honor remarked upon the large proportion of fluids on the bill, when it was explained that Mrs. N'.'s visit was during the hot weather, and that she was frequently very thirsty. Verdict for plaintiff for £13 11s 8d.
McGRATH v McGEE. This was an action for damages sustained by plaintiff by reason of his horse having died while in defendant's hands. The plaint was very informal, and upon McGRATH making his statement, it appeared at once that there was not cause of action. Defendant had undertaken to break in the horse without a fee, and the horse died by accident on the road. Case dismissed.
MOLLOY v MATTHEWS. This was an action of trover to recover damages for the conversion of defendant, a storekeeper at Wellington, of certain blacksmith's and farrier's tools of the plaintiff, who formerly lived at Wellington, and is now a smith and farrier in Mudgee. Mr JAMES appeared for the plaintiff. It appeared from plaintiff's evidence that in 1858 he being indebted to a Wellington storekeeper, Mr MATHEWS had promised to pay the debt for him, and the plaintiff accordingly left the district, believing that this would be done, MATHEWS having had an open account with him to that time. Plaintiff was, however, sued by the storekeeper so soon as he found his old customer was doing well in Mudgee, defendant having failed to keep his promise. In the meantime MATHEWS called at plaintiff's house in his absence, takes away his anvil, bellows, hammers, and other tools, alleging that they were his, and in spite of remonstrance uses these articles for his own purposes, and when recently applied to by plaintiff offered to pay for them, but never does so; they were valued by plaintiff at £18, there was also a claim for special damages for the loss of the use of these articles, evidence of which the Judge ruled could not be given. The defence set up was that the goods were taken by account, and that they had never been demanded before the action. Mr MATHEWS said the bellows were rotten, the anvil was broken, the hammers almost worthless, and the whole lot not worth £8. The plaintiff gave him permission to take these tools, and he thought he ought to have come to him for them if he desired to have them returned. Other evidence was given on defendant's behalf as to value, when Mr JAMES addressed the Court. His Honor said he thought there must have been leave and license, and that a demand was necessary; but there was evidence of a demand, and assessed the damages at £12 10s. Verdict for plaintiff accordingly.

M'KENZIE v SMITH. Mr JAMES for plaintiff. This was an action to recover the balance of a building contract; plaintiff had agreed to erect within three months a brick building on the premises held by W MACDONALD, as an hotel in Dubbo, for £250. Two thirds of that sum had been paid; some delay had arisen by reason of plaintiff finding a difficulty in procuring lime and lath nails, whereupon defendant had, without notice, completed the work by employing other men. There was, as usual in such cases, a difference of opinion between the parties and their witnesses as to the value of the work actually done, and as to the necessary cost of completing the work. Mr JAMES having addressed the Court, a verdict for the plaintiff for £33.

July 27, 1861

Tuesday July 23rd
Before the Police Magistrate, his Worship the Mayor, T CADELL and E MARLAY, Esqrs.

John HUGHSON, remanded upon a charge of having a quantity of postage stamps in his possession, supposed to have been stolen, was again brought up. Mr BRODRIBB appeared for the Crown, and Mr JAMES for prisoner. Constable CAMPBELL said, in pursuance of a warrant, he searched prisoner's residence, situated near Reedy Creek, when he found five twopenny stamps in a purse on the floor, and a skeleton key in a tent near the hut, belonging to the prisoner; he likewise found thirty sixpenny stamps. A man of the name of JOHNSON informed him that the box in which he found them belonged to prisoner. Mr BRODRIBB said the Post-office authorities, with whom he had been in communication, had written to say that it was doubtful whether they could identify the stamps as those stolen from the mail; they could send the parties who could prove that they were printed about that time, and a clerk could further prove that £50 worth of stamps were sent to the Mudgee Postmaster; he (Mr BRODRIBB) would therefore request the Bench to decide the case summarily under the 1st clause 19th Victoria, No. 24, for although he had not been able to prove that the stamps were the same as those stolen at the mail robbery at Stoney Pinch; it was evident that the prisoner had obtained them in an illegal manner; if he had not actually stolen them himself, he was guilty of receiving them under very suspicious circumstance. The Bench said that the clause referred to was inserted some short time since in consequence of there being so many parties about, having in their possession stolen property, so that every person brought before a bench who could not give a satisfactory account of property found in his possession, was guilty of a misdemeanor. After giving the usual caution the Police Magistrate asked the prisoner what he had to say. Mr JAMES, for prisoner, pressed upon the notice of the Bench the reasonableness of the prisoner's statement, and that he had publicly offered the stamps for sale. It was true he had paid £3, which was not to be wondered at, considering how many of them were defaced. The Bench said they had carefully considered the case, and could come to no other conclusion but that the prisoner must have known they were stolen. Had the party come by them honestly, they would not have parted with £14 for £3. They therefore ordered that he should be imprisoned three months; that the stamps should be detained, and if not claimed within twelve months, to be sold for the benefit of the police fund.

W SUMMERHAYS, summoned for £5 wages due. Mr JAMES appeared for defendant. George ELLIS said he hired as a labourer at 15s per week; after working a week his master praised him for the excellent way in which he had performed his work; he then told him that he should want 20s in future, which he consented to give him. Mr JAMES called W SUMMERHAYS who denied complainant's statement; he offered him the extra 5s on condition that he understood the lime kiln. Not understanding the work, he spoilt £10 worth of lime. Verdict £3 10s.

David TAYLOR and John SMITH, remanded on a charge of robbing a cash box. Mr BRODRIBB for prosecution, and Mr JAMES for defence. Henry RAYNOR was at GILLIS's house on Tuesday evening, where he saw the prisoners. He left the hose for a short time; on his return TAYLOR was missing; the landlord and SMITH went to look for him, but could not find him; he shortly after returned and said he had been to the straw stack and afterwards said he had been down by the river. Heard the cash box was missing about the time the prisoner returned. There were other men in the house at the time. George SMITH, carrier, saw both prisoners at GILLIS' on the evening in question. They were very intimate and appeared as if they were mates. TAYLOR was absent half an hour about the time the box was missed. On his returned he blamed him with taking it; he replied you must prove it. Earlier in the day the men had gone outside and had some conversation together. The box could be seen from the bar. S GILLIS - The cash box was kept on a gin case in the bedroom; any one could see it outside the bar; before he missed it he went to it for the purpose of changing a pound-note for SMITH. Both came to the house together. SMITH called TAYLOR out, when they had some talk. SMITH was discharged and TAYLOR committed.

July 31, 1861

At Dabee, on the 24th instant, William, youngest son of Robert and Sarah HOWE, aged twelve months and nineteen days.

Tuesday, July 30th
Before the Police Magistrate, his Worship the Mayor, and E MARLAY , Esq., J.P.

Jane COUGHLAN, charged with being drunk and using obscene language in Perry-street, pleaded guilty. In consideration of her having been locked up for 48 hours the Bench discharged her.

Samuel RUTHERFORD was summoned for an assault. Mr CLARK appeared for complainant, Mr BRODRIBB for defendant. Peter ANDERSON said he attended the Green Swamp races on the 22nd instant, when he met the defendant in a booth who, as soon as he saw him, called him a ____ foreigner. He thought it best not to take any notice of him, and so walked away; he had occasion to return, and was standing at the bar when defendant repeated the language, saying it is you _____ that I mean, and with his hand struck him a blow to the ear; not wishing to have a row he again left the house; was afterwards rushed upon by defendant; did not provoke him in any way, or strike him. Cross-examined by Mr BRODRIBB: Did not hear of a bet being made for £5 that he (complainant) would dance Johnny ENRIGHT; was quite sober; did not strike defendant not give him a blow which caused the black eye he then had. Had taken up a piece of rotten stick or bark for the purpose of defending himself; part of it fell to pieces when he lifted it up. James NELLTHORPE, digger on Frome Creek, knew both parties before the Court; saw them at the races; there was a deal of rowing go on. Was standing at the bar when defendant gave complainant a slap on the ear; ANDERSON went out afterwards. RUTHERFORD made a rush at him; did not think the blow could have hurt him. Saw complainant with a piece of rotten apple tree stick in his hand; did not think much of the row, and was surprised it was brought into Court. Mr BRODRIBB having addressed the Court on the trivial nature of the assault, the Bench inflicted a fine of 10s and costs.

A second charge against RUTHERFORD, for breach of the peace was then gone into. Peter ANDERSON having been sworn, said he was afraid of the prisoner, and considered that his life was in danger. He did not bear him any ill will or malice; they never met without defendant calling him names and using threatening language towards him. The Bench bound defendant for six months to keep the peace - himself £10, and two sureties £5 each.

Thomas KNOWLES for illegally impounding a bullock. Mr BRODRIBB for complainant, and Mr CLARKE for defendant. Henry DEARDS, of the Allen River, said he arrived in Mudgee with a bullock tem on Saturday night. One of the bullocks branded with three JS's was taken away from the team by defendant. The bullock was his; he had exchanged it for a brown one with a man of the name of James TOWNS; had never lost it since; had had it constantly in his possession for the last five years. SMITH, a neighbour, broke it for him; could swear to it irrespective of its brands. Had about twelve months since cut off part of its hors in consequence of their growing into the face. James TOWNS, farmer, was neighbour to previous witness. The bullock in question had never before been in this district; had been accustomed to see it in complainant's team for the past twelve years. Did not think it was branded TK on shoulder; it had an indistinct brand, which looked like No. 7. Mr CLARKE for the defence, Thomas KNOWLES, who said he had seen the bullock outside the Court and claimed it as his property. He bought it of a person of the name of BROOKS, who gave a receipt (which he produced). It was unbroken at the time and very wild. He branded him TK on shoulder and broke him in; he afterwards had to cut his horns. He had not the slightest doubt about it being the one he bought of BROOKS. John Joshua BROOKS, lime burner of Mount Frome, said the bullock looked very much like the one he changed with KNOWLES; he could not swear to it. Mr CLARKE called several other witnesses who said the bullock looked very much like the one KNOWLES had lost. The bullock having been examined, it was found difficult to distinguish the brand on the shoulder; the T was distinct, but no K was to be seen. The Bench ordered the bullock to be given up to DEARDS.

From our Correspondent
July 25 - It has rained incessantly here since dusk on Tuesday evening, and as the ground was previously completely saturated, and could absorb no more moisture, the consequence is a very heavy flood. All intercourse is completely stopped, no mails having arrived at Cassilis from Sydney, Merriwa, Coonabarabran, or Mudgee. It is worthy of remark that this is the first time that Mr GREENWOOD, the mail contractor between Mudgee and Cassilis, has failed to deliver the mail at the stated time. Mr WARD, the contractor between Muswellbrook and Cassilis, is also very punctual and both the parties above mentioned are fully entitled to the thanks of the community.
The last accounts from Merriwa, I regret to say, state that the blackfellow who murdered Mrs. MILLS and carried off her little girl four years old, is still at large, although every exertion is made by the inhabitants to effect his capture.


Serjeant MIDDLETON - Last night we were informed by Trooper DAY who had just arrived from Cowra, that on Wednesday night news arrived at this place that Serjeant MIDDLETON was much worse, and in so dangerous a state that it was thought advisable to send for his wife and children to Bigga (where the wounded trooper was still lying) for fear that he might die without seeing them. We sincerely trust that this brave man may be spared to assist in hunting down the murderous villains who now infest our district, and that he may receive substantial acknowledgement from his country, as attribute to his indomitable pluck - Bathurst Times.

NEW MAGISTRATES - The following gentlemen have been appointed magistrates of the territory, viz.: Messrs Nicholas Paget BAYLY, George Henry COX, Robert LOWE and George ROUSE, Mudgee; Messrs John William HARDWICKE and George Robertson M'LEAN, Rylestone; M'KILLOP, DUNLOP, Wellington - Gov. Gazette.

A Dairy Man to proceed to the Castlereagh River. A married man with three or four children, able to milk cows. Good wages given. Apply to James COLEMAN, Pipeclay Creek, near Mudgee.

Thomas PHILLIPS, native of Lancashire - Should this meet the eye of the above person, who is supposed to have been lately employed on the Langollen Estate, he is requested by his brother Robert to send his present address to the postmaster at Cassilis.

Whereas I have reason to believe that a number of my cattle are stolen and driven to market without my permission: I hereby caution all parties not to interfere with the following brand without my written authority; and I further offer a reward of £10 for the detection of any person or persons selling, or offering for sale, any of the said cattle from this date. Brand AD conjoined on rump. Alexander DINGWELL, Merri Merri Creek, 29th July.

Begs most respectfully to inform the inhabitants of the Castlereagh, Macquarie and Barwan Rivers, and the public generally that he has opened an Inn and Stores at Coonamble, and hopes to receive at that place a continuance of the favour and support he has so long enjoyed at the Squatters' Home, Coolah, and he is determined that nothing shall be wanting on his part to merit the same at the Royal Hotel, Coonamble, at which place he hopes to be favoured with a call by many an old acquaintance.

Appeal to the Public of Mudgee
On Behalf of the Widow of the late William BROWN, who is left in a state of destitution, with two children, quite unable to provide for themselves, and without the means to defray the funeral expenses of her deceased husband. W. J. LYNES, collector.

Eleven players of the Coonamble Cricket Club will be happy to play a Home and Home Match with any Club within 100 miles. The matches to be for a supper or what may be agreed on. Any communication addressed to James MUDIE, Coonamble, will be immediately attended to.

To Be Let
The House and Premises presently occupied by Mr W R LESTER, Chemist and Drugist, situated in Market-street, Mudgee, together with the whole of the buildings and the Paddock in the rear. The above premises are well adapted for a carrier, having entrances from Market and Short streets. For further particulars apply to Mr Edward CLARKE, Court-street, Mudgee.

£20 Reward
Notice - the public are herby cautioned against purchasing any cattle of the following brands, viz.: JE off rib, GH near ribs and B off rump and ribs. As no party or parties are authorized to sell without my written authority, the above reward will be paid on conviction of any parties so offending after this notice. Josiah EASON, Illigal, July.

£2 Reward
Strayed from Walgett, supposed to have gone towards Castlereagh, a Bay Pony, branded BI near shoulder, O near thigh, 2 off shoulder. The above reward will be paid on delivery of the pony to William OLDHAM, Walgett.

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